Posts Tagged ‘milky way’

Gas Cloud Gets Spaghettified

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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Milky Way’s supermassive black hole is stretching gas cloud G2 to its death.

Fast Radio Burst Mystery

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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The newest cosmic mystery: four distinct high-energy flashes! (Is the Universe trying to get our attention?) Astronomers are calling them Fast Radio Bursts, but we have yet to determine their origins.

Black Hole Bonanza

Friday, June 21st, 2013
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What does it mean when we confirm that Andromeda is host to a “black hole bonanza”?

Bones of the Milky Way

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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We are still refining our understanding of our own place within our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Earth’s Larger Neighborhood

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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Astronomers realize that our Solar System is located on a longer arm in the Milky Way.

Dung Beetle Nightly Navigators

Monday, January 28th, 2013
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At night, dung beetles find their way by gazing at the Milky Way.

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