This image shows a section of the side view of the Milky Way as measured by ESA’s Gaia satellite. The dark band consists of gas and dust, which dims the light from the embedded stars. The Galactic Centre of the Milky Way is indicated on the right of the image, shining brightly below the dark zone. The box to the left of the middle marks the location of the “Maggie” filament. It shows the distribution of atomic hydrogen. The colours indicate different velocities of the gas. [less] Image: ESA/Gaia/DPAC, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO & T. Müller/J. Syed/MPIA

Meet Maggie, the longest structure in our galaxy

Meet Maggie, a huge filament of atomic hydrogen just discovered by astronomers, a possible precursor to star formation. It is the largest structure yet found in the Milky Way Galaxy.

The galaxy AGC 114905. The stellar emission of the galaxy is shown in blue. The green clouds show the neutral hydrogen gas. The galaxy does not appear to contain any dark matter, even after 40 hours of detailed measurements with state-of-the-art telescopes. Credit: (c) Javier Román & Pavel Mancera Piña

Can there be galaxies without dark matter?

Can there be galaxies without dark matter? A new study says yes. Astronomers found 6 galaxies with little or no dark matter.

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A Planet in another Galaxy

A Planet has been found in Galaxy M51 also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy. This is the first time such a planet has been found outside the Milky Way.

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Waves that stand at the edge of Earth’s magnetosphere

Waves that stand at the edge of Earth's magnetosphere. Instead of moving with the solar wind they are standing still potentially impacting space weather.

Collage of First Ever Images of Mars

First Ever Images of Mars

These are the first ever images of Mars. The first one was captured by Mariner 4, which after an eight-month voyage to Mars, made the first flyby of the red planet, becoming the first spacecraft to ta...

First Ever 3D Map of the Boundaries Solar System’s Heliosphere

This is an absolutely fantastic piece of work! Scientists have used NASA’s Earth-orbiting Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) satellite to construct a 3D map of the boundaries of the  helioshpere &#...

Supermassive black hole shredding a star. Credit: DESY, Science Communication Lab

Watch Video: Black Hole Shreds Star Emits Neutrino That Reaches Earth

Black holes are big, bad and amazing. And they can shred a star to pieces - as this cool animation from the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a particle accelerator lab in Hamburg, Germany show...

New Images of Black Hole at the centre of M87

New Images of a Famous Black Hole l Event Horizon Telescope

The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration has taken unprecedented new Images of a famous Black Hole at the centre of galaxy M87 using data from 19 ground and space observatories and in different wavel...

Hubble finds concentration of small black holes at centre of globular cluster

Hubble Discovers A Concentration of Small Black holes Inside Globular Cluster

The Hubble Space Telescope - a project of international cooperation between NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) - is a gift that keeps on giving. Astronomers were using it to find an intermediate-mas...

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