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Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home
The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy, about a hundred light-years across. We live on one of its minor spurs, the Orion Arm.

Milky Way - Wikipedia
Milky Way Galaxy; The Milky Way's Galactic Center in the night sky above the Paranal Observatory (the laser creates a guide-star for the telescope).

Stunning Photos of Our Milky Way Galaxy (Gallery)
These amazing photos show our Milky Way galaxy from the inside out.

The Milky Way Galaxy - NASA
Our Sun (a star) and all the planets around it are part of a galaxy known as the Milky Way Galaxy. A galaxy is a large group of stars, gas, and dust bound ...

Milky Way Galaxy | Size, Definition, & Facts |
Milky Way Galaxy: Milky Way Galaxy, large spiral system of about several hundred billion stars, one of which is the Sun.

NASA - Milky Way Galaxy
Not counting transient events such as gamma-ray bursts, the brightest object in the gamma-ray sky is the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. This glow results from a vast ...

Milky Way galaxy - Business Insider
A new computer model can build the Milky Way galaxy all the way from the Big Bang — and the simulations are breathtaking.




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The Andromeda Galaxy Is Not Bigger Than the Milky Way After All
The Milky Way is headed for a collision with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, but scientists may need to re-evaluate how that collision will go: New research suggests Andromeda is smaller than astronomers, thought which may affect what happens when ...
Andromeda might be younger than the Earth - The Talking DemocratThe Talking Democrat
Andromeda is not bigger than the Milky Way after all, study reports ...The Space Reporter

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Milky Way Glistens Over Stargazer in Death Valley National Park (Photo)
In a remote place like a desert, where pristine skies can be found (at least until now), far away from light-polluted cities, the stars of the Milky Way galaxy can glow brightly enough to project subtle shadows onto the ground. In this single-exposure ...


Andromeda galaxy not bigger than Milky Way after all
The Andromeda galaxy, the one nearest to our own Milky Way, isn't such a big shot after all. Astronomers had thought Andromeda was about two to three times the size of the Milky Way, and that our own galaxy would ultimately be overtaken by our bigger ...
Good News: The Milky Way May Not Be Devoured by Andromeda Galaxy After AllGizmodo
Andromeda Galaxy Brought Down To Size for Head-to-Head Collision With Milky WayNewsweek
Surprise Discovery Shows We Have Been Totally Wrong About The Size of Andromeda GalaxyScienceAlert
Popular Mechanics -Astronomy Magazine -ICRAR
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Astronomers conduct a multi-frequency study of the Milky Way-like ...
An international team of astronomers has conducted a multi-frequency study of NGC 6744, one of the most Milky Way-like spiral galaxies. The new research, published February 8 in a paper on, identifies radio and ...

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Did the Milky Way devour other galaxies to grow?
Astronomy Magazine
Although the outer halo stars' chemical elements differ from those in the inner halo, their makeup is quite similar to stars found in the Large Magellanic Cloud and Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy — both massive dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky ...


Planets Discovered Outside Milky Way Galaxy for First Time
Until now, the only planets ever discovered sat within the boundaries of the Milky Way. For the first time ever, astrophysicists have found a population of planets beyond the edge of our galaxy. An exoplanet is one which orbits a star outside of our ...
More Than a Trillion Planets Could Exist Beyond Our GalaxyNational Geographic
Planets in galaxies beyond Milky Way spotted for first timeFox News
Scientists discover the first planets outside the Milky Way - Chicago ...Chicago Tribune -NDTV -IOPscience - Institute of Physics
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Einstein's Theory Helps ID First Exoplanets Outside Milky Way
Thanks to a little help from a supermassive black hole and Einstein's general theory of relativity, a group of researchers spotted the first evidence of exoplanets outside of the galaxy, the scientists said.
Scientists discover the first planets outside the Milky Way | The ...The Columbian

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The Register

Astroboffins spot sneaky signs that the Milky Way devoured smaller ...
The Register
Astrophysicists have found evidence that the Milky Way has gobbled up neighbouring massive dwarf galaxies over its 13 billion year lifetime. A team of researchers using a spectroscope analysed the starlight from 28 red giant stars hovering on the outer ...

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The Hindu

Andromeda galaxy is the same size as Milky Way
The Hindu
In what could put a galactic arms race to rest, astronomers have discovered that our nearest big neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way. It had been thought that Andromeda was two to three times the size of the Milky ...

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