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'Milky Way weighs about 1.5 trillion solar masses'

By combining new data from ESA's Gaia mission with observations made with Hubble, astronomers have found that the Milky Way weighs in at about 1.5 trillion solar masses within a radius of 129, 000 light-years from the galactic centre.

Andromeda is coming for our Milky Way galaxy, eventually

It turns out that the Andromeda galaxy is also going about 20 miles per second sideways. As a result, it will take a more winding path toward us, won’t arrive for another 4.5 billion years and won’t hit so hard, at least not at first


Milky Way headed towards catastrophic galactic collision, might wake up a dormant black hole

The collision could occur much earlier than the predicted impact between the Milky Way and another neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda, which scientists say will hit our galaxy in eight billion years. This could wake up Milky Way's dormant black hole.

Milky Way headed towards catastrophic galactic collision

Galaxies like our own Milky Way are surrounded by a group of smaller satellite galaxies that orbit around them, in a similar way to how bees move around a hive.

Astronomers discover ancient star formed by Big Bang

Residing in the same part of the Milky Way galaxy like the solar system, the star is believed to be up to 13.5 billion years old which is evidenced by its extremely low metal content, reports Xinhua news agency

NASA launches satellite to help study X-rays from the halo of Milky Way

Calculations based on CMB observations indicate the universe contains five per cent normal matter protons, neutrons and other subatomic particles, 25 per cent dark matter, and 70 per cent dark energy.


Cosmic collision with 'Sausage' galaxy reshaped Milky Way

Scientists believe that a dwarf galaxy collided into the Milky Way over 10 billion years ago, and the impact scattered matter aroud the universe.

Milky Way full of 'space grease': Study

Researchers have found organic compounds, that are based on carbon, all over the expanse of the Milky Way.

LISA can detect binaries from Milky Way's globular clusters: Study

The European Space Agency's gravitational waves detector LISA will be capable of detecting binary files, pairs of orbiting compact objects, in the Milky Way.

Heart of Milky Way may host thousands of black holes: study

Black holes from outside the halo are believed to fall under the influence of the SMBH as they lose their energy, causing them to be pulled into the vicinity of the SMBH, where they are held captive by its force.