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The Milky Way Galaxy Resides in the Biggest Void in the Universe

This void is estimated to have a diameter of 1 billion light years.

More than 80 percent of Americans and one third of humanity can no longer see the Milky Way from the skies.

One Third of the World Can No Longer See the Milky Way Due to Light Pollution

A new study and global atlas reveals how light pollution is preventing us to see the Milky Way across the night skies.

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman captured the Milky Way from the International Space Station.

How Much Does the Entire Milky Way Weigh? 700 Billion Suns

Astronomers reveal this brand new estimate of the mass of the entire Milky Way galaxy, reaching about 700 billion solar masses.

The VY Canis Majoris is a red hypergiant star, currently shedding stellar mass equal to 30 Earths every year.

Dying Hypergiant Star is Shedding 30 Earths Every Year

Scientists have directly observed how the VY Canis Majoris is now shedding stellar mass equivalent to 30 Earths a year.

NASA’s Hubble Finds Massive Halo Around Andromeda, Reveals How Galaxies Are Born

A massive gaseous halo around the Andromeda Galaxy has been discovered by a group of scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a discovery that will answer scientists about the giant spiral galaxies and its evolution and structure such as the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy.

The Andromeda galaxy, our nearest massive galactic neighbor, is about six times larger and 1,000 times more massive than previously measured.

Andromeda Galaxy's Ghostly Halo is 1000 Times Bigger Invading Milky Way Galaxy

Using the Hubble Space Telescope's observations, scientists revealed that Andromeda's mysterious halo is apparently much larger than first thought.

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has captured a new high-energy X-ray view (magenta, Figure 1) of the bustling center of our Milky Way galaxy. The smaller circle shows the area where the NuSTAR image was taken -- the very center of

What are Howling 'Zombie Stars'? NASA's NuSTAR Finds Out

NASA's NuSTAR space telescope detected some mysterious X-ray signals from the center of the Milky Way where they could orginate from pulsars or dying stars.


The Milky Way is 50% Larger than First Thought

This data obtained from 2002 revealed the presence of a bulging ring of stars beyond the plane of the Milky Way.

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Dwarf Galaxies Orbiting the Milky Way Could Contain Dark Matter

These small galaxies are also rare due to their size and low content of stars.

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Evidence of Dark Matter Found in 'Galaxy X'

A new study reveals that the source of dark matter in the Milky Way.


Orderly Milky Way is Bizarre; Violent Andromeda is Normal

The Milky Way and Andromeda are separated by 2.5 million light years.

This graphic shows how NASA's Hubble Space Telescope probed the light from a distant quasar to analyze the so-called Fermi Bubbles, two lobes of material being blown out of the core of our Milky Way galaxy.

Massive Quasar Storm in Milky Way Explodes at 2 Million Miles an Hour

Astronomers have discovered a massive storm in the form of bubbles in the central Milky Way that possess gas clouds that travel at 2 million miles per hour.

Hawaii’s W.M. Keck Observatory

Scientists Identify Mysterious Object at the Milky Way's Center

This object known as G2 was long believed to be a hydrogen gas cloud.

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Milky Way Sucks Out all Star Forming Hydrogen from Nearby Dwarf Galaxies

Specific boundary galaxies near the Milky Way classified as dwarf spheroidal galaxies don't have hydrogen.

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