Our 10 billion year-old Milky Way galaxy seemingly gets more complicated with each new observation.
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As many as 2,000 black holes kicked away from their homes are now living on the outskirts of our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new study.
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Researchers at the Smithsonian have declared that there could be 4.5 billion potentially-habitable Earth-sized planets in the Milky Way Galaxy alone. This bold statement comes on the heels of a new research study utilizing data from NASA...
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But don't you wish you lived in "The Tadpole"? Think the Milky Way is big? It's puny compared to M87, an elliptical galaxy 980,000 light years in diameter. The Milky Way is only 100,000 light years in diameter. Let's not even get into Hercules A, which is 1.5 million light years across. Astronomer and artist Rhys Taylor has made such comparisons easier and much more fun...
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Note: No screencap does the thing justice, you're gonna just have go to the website and click around playing space ranger on your own. Clicking the 'Take a Tour' button in the upper left corner is a good start though. 100,000 Stars is a website with a 3-D interactive map of the Milky Way Galaxy you can zoom in and out of to explore our little neck of the universe. Fun fact:...
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A cloud of stardust and radiation 26,000 light years away from Earth could contain the youngest black hole in the Milky Way galaxy. Scientists from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray observatory released a photo of the striking phenomenon last week:
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The European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory found clouds of molecular gas near the galaxy's center
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This picture, one of the first to be taken by the ALMA telescope in the Chilean desert, shows an ancient galaxy forming hundreds or thousands of stars are born a year - while the Milky Way sees one new star a year.
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These incredible snaps were shot from various locations in Aspen, Colorado and Nevada, including Aspen Mountain and the Great Basin National Park.
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Rumors surrounding the next generation of Samsung’s Galaxy series have been quite confusing. A host of devices are expected to release in 2013, but they currently have many conflicting names, model numbers and launch dates. To add to the hullabaloo, various sources now indicate that we may see the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8.0) launch between June and July.
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