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Milky Way


Explained: The black hole at the centre of Milky Way, photographed for the first time

May 17, 2022 12:41 pm

The photograph provides evidence that the object at the centre of the Milky Way, which has been a subject of speculation for decades, is indeed a black hole.

Astronomers capture 1st image of Milky Way’s huge black hole

May 13, 2022 7:02 am

Astronomers believe nearly all galaxies, including our own, have these giant black holes at their centre, where light and matter cannot escape, making it extremely hard to get images of them.

Astronomers discovered eight new 'echoing' black holes in the milky way

May 05, 2022 4:07 pm

As a black hole pulls in gas and dust from an orbiting star, it can give off bursts of X-ray light that bounce and echo off the gas spiralling into it and briefly illuminating the black hole’s surroundings.

uGMRT helps discover and confirm radio emissions from eight stars larger than Sun

November 20, 2021 4:30 pm

These may be close cousins of the pulsars -- nicknamed 'atomic clocks' of the Universe -- that briefly flash radio pulses at regular time intervals.

Astronomers spot a Milky Way look-alike galaxy 12 billion light -years away

August 16, 2020 11:18 am

The extremely distant galaxy called SPT0418-47 is 12 billion light-years away from us. This means that the Milky Way galaxy look-alike that astronomers spotted was like this 12 billion years ago.

The Black hole at centre of Milky Way is forging new star-gas hybrid objects

January 16, 2020 2:23 pm

Astronomers have identified new objects near the black hole of Milky Way galaxy which they believe are the product of two stars colliding in the presence of a black hole.

Milky Way’s imminent collision with neighbouring galaxy is creating new stars

January 13, 2020 4:31 pm

A newfound cluster of young stars has been found on the periphery of the Milky Way, which is probably formed from material originating from neighbouring dwarf galaxies called the Magellanic Clouds.

Milky Way stole several dwarf constellations from neighbouring galaxy

October 19, 2019 10:02 pm

According to a study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Milky Way has stolen four ultrafaint dwarfs and two other dwarf galaxies named Carina and Fornax from neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) galaxy.

Indian scientists discover 28 new stars in Milky Way

July 27, 2019 2:45 pm

NGC 4147 was discovered by British astronomer William Herschel in 1784, who described the globular cluster as "very bright, pretty large, gradually brighter in the middle."

Ways of seeing

July 20, 2019 12:04 am

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 established us as a spacefaring species, and also gave us the perspective to go with it.