News tagged with milky way galaxy

Is the Milky Way getting bigger?

The galaxy we inhabit, the Milky Way, may be getting even bigger, according to Cristina Martínez-Lombilla, a PhD candidate at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in Tenerife, Spain, and her collaborators. She will ...

dateApr 02, 2018 in Astronomy
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A runaway star in the Small Magellanic Cloud

Astronomers have discovered a rare "runaway" star that is speeding across its galaxy at a 300,000 miles per hour (at that speed it would take about half a minute to travel from Los Angeles to New York). The runaway star (designated ...

dateMar 28, 2018 in Astronomy
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Ionized molecules trace galactic outflows

There is a process at work in most galaxies that affects both the central black hole mass as well as the galaxy's global velocity structure and luminosity. Astronomers suspect that feedback of some kind is involved, and one ...

dateMar 26, 2018 in Astronomy
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