PHYS.ORG The 11 farthest known stars in our galaxy are located about 300,000 light-years from Earth, well outside the Milky Way's spiral disk. New research by Harvard astronomers shows that half of those stars might have been ripped from another galaxy: the Sagittarius dwarf. Moreover, they are members of a lengthy stream of stars extending one million light-years across space, or 10 times the width of our galaxy. 6 months
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Evidence of impacts that structured the Milky Way galaxy
PHYS.ORG A team from the University of Kentucky's Department of Physics and Astronomy has observed evidence of ancient impacts that are thought to have shaped and structured our Milky Way galaxy. 3 days
New ways developed to see the formation of stars in the Milky Way
PHYS.ORG A research team led by Adler Planetarium astronomer Dr. Grace Wolf-Chase has discovered new evidence of stars forming in our Milky Way... 13 hours
High-Energy ‘Trap’ Spotted in Milky Way’s Center
SCI-NEWS.COM The center of our Milky Way Galaxy contains a ‘trap’ that concentrates some of the highest-energy cosmic rays, according to a new... 2 days
Superluminous supernova marks the death of a star at cosmic high noon
PHYS.ORG The death of a massive star in a distant galaxy 10 billion years ago created a rare superluminous supernova that astronomers say is one... 9 hours
High-energy trap in our galaxy's center, revealed by gamma-ray telescopes
SCIENCE DAILY The center of our Milky Way contains a 'trap' that concentrates some of the highest-energy cosmic rays, among the fastest particles in the galaxy, a combined analysis of... 2 days
Gamma-ray telescopes reveal a high-energy trap in our galaxy's center
PHYS.ORG A combined analysis of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.), a ground-based observatory in Namibia, suggests the center of our... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH A combined analysis of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the High Energy Stereoscopic... 3 days
Astronomers measure detailed chemical abundances of 158 stars in a nearby dwarf galaxy
PHYS.ORG (—An international team of astronomers has performed detailed measurements of the chemical composition of 158 red giant stars in the nearby Sagittarius... 4 days
Hubble Space Telescope Views Face-On Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 4242
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the face-on barred spiral galaxy NGC... 4 days
Star Facts: The Basics of Star Names and Stellar Evolution
SPACE.COM Learn how stars form, how stars and constellations are named, what happens when stars like our sun evolve, and ultimately, die. 2 days
Chinese Scientists Just Set the Record for the Farthest Quantum Teleportation
SPACE.COM Chinese scientists have just shattered a record in teleportation. They sent the quantum state of a photon from the ground in Tibet to a satellite in... 6 days
Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer: Statins might be effective with diet control
MNT New research suggests that, at the right dose and frequency, certain statins might be effective against ovarian cancer if diet excludes geranylgeraniol. 4 days
The earliest stages of life might be simpler than we thought
PHYS.ORG In the very earliest stages of life, mammalian cells multiply and form the embryo. New research from the University of Copenhagen suggests that this process might... 4 days
'We Don't Planet' Episode 13: Spiral Galaxies
SPACE.COM There are many spiral galaxies in the universe, including our own Milky Way. Learn all about these gorgeous structures in the 13th episode of the astrophysics-explainer video series "We Don't Planet." 8 hours
Samsung to recover rare metals, components in Galaxy Note 7s
PHYS.ORG Samsung Electronics plans to recover gold and other metals and components from recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to reduce waste. 4 days
Dust particles in livestock facilities
PHYS.ORG A beam of sunlight streams into your living room, illuminating a Milky Way of dust particles hanging in the air. Although the air looks thick, those visible dust particles are so big that they can't reach the smallest... 3 days
Dust particles in livestock facilities: Sweat the small stuff
SCIENCE DAILY A beam of sunlight streams into your living room, illuminating a Milky Way of dust particles hanging in the air. Although the air looks thick, those visible dust particles are... 3 days
Cuts imperil Brazil’s stake in astronomy observatories
Science Magazine Other disciplines also reeling from another budgetary body blow 4 days
Draco Constellation: Facts About the Dragon
SPACE.COM One of the dragon constellation's stars used to be the North Star 2 days
Ancient, massive asteroid impact could explain Martian geological mysteries
SCIENCE DAILY A colossal impact with a large asteroid early in Mars' history may have ripped off a chunk of the northern hemisphere and left behind a legacy of metallic elements in... 3 days
Spiral arms allow school children to weigh black holes
PHYS.ORG Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA, have provided a way for armchair astronomers, and even primary school children, to merely look at... 1 day
Paying people not to cut down their trees could be cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions, study shows
PHYS.ORG A new Northwestern University study suggests that paying people to conserve their... 1 day
When evolution and biotechnologies collide
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Since 2012, genetic engineering has been revolutionised by CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing. The technology is based on an enzyme from a bacterial cell, whose work is to cut the information storing system of living beings, DNA, at one predefined location.... 10 hours
Hit the Beach! Stunning NASA Views Show US Shores from Space (Video)
SPACE.COM If you're hitting the sandy shore of a lake or ocean this summer, then NASA has the video for you, one that stars stunning... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Spanish astronomers have identified new ultra-bright submillimeter galaxy thanks to the gravitational lensing effect. The newly found galaxy, designated WISE J132934.18+224327.3 (or Cosmic Eyebrow), could offer... 5 days
Researchers find new way to protect stem cells from inflammation during wound repair
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have found a new way to protect stem cells from harsh inflammation during wound repair. In a study recently published in... 1 day
How 'nudge theory' can help shops avoid a backlash over plastic bag bans
PHYS.ORG On your way home tonight, you might stop at the supermarket to grab some ingredients for the evening meal. If you're like many shoppers,... 11 hours
Arecibo Observatory’s Radio Telescope Detects Strange Signals from Nearby Star Ross 128
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using the 305-m (1,000-foot) radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico, recently detected ‘strange’ signals coming from Ross 128, a red dwarf... 3 days
Super-Earth' Alien Worlds May Carve Up Planet-Forming Disks
SPACE.COM 'Super-Earth' alien planets, not gas giants, may be carving out most of the gaps in the disks of dust and gas surrounding young stars, a new study suggests. 4 days
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PHYS.ORG VIDEO Battered and deep-fried chicken might be one of the most delicious foods ever. But what makes this summer picnic staple so tasty? 3 days
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Researchers discover mice speak similarly to humans
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Holographic imaging could be used to detect signs of life in space
Researchers work to improve recovery from tight shale reservoirs
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AIDS deaths halve and 19 million people on life saving treatment
NASA looks to solar eclipse to help understand Earth's energy system
Hubble sees martian moon orbiting the Red Planet
Shifting storms to bring extreme waves, seaside damage to once placid areas