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Building Blocks For Life Discovered Floating In Deep Space

Astronomers have made some very interesting discoveries in space recently, each potentially bringing them one step closer to finding habitable exo-planets with signs of extra-terrestrial life-forms.

A study appearing this week in the journal Nature revealed findings extracted from the combined offerings of three NASA space telescopes...
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Mean Milky Way

Peering deep into the vast stellar halo that envelops our Milky Way galaxy, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered tantalizing evidence for the possible existence of a shell of stars that are a relic of cannibalism by our Milky Way.

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When Two Galaxies Collide

NASA astronomers can now predict with certainty the next major cosmic event to affect our galaxy, Sun, and solar system: the titanic collision of our Milky Way galaxy with the...
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A Gigantic Gas Cloud will Engulf the Milky Way

A giant cloud of hydrogen gas, discovered in 1963, is moving at more than 150 miles per second per second and is about to collide with the Milky Way, leading to a huge process of star formation. But this doesn't have anything to do with that...
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Hundreds of Tiny Milky Ways

Using its near-infrared vision to peer 9 billion years back in time, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered an extraordinary population of tiny, young galaxies that are brimming with star formation. Most of these galaxies are a hundred times less massive than the Milky Way, yet they churned out stars at a furious pace. However, it's a mystery...
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When the Milky Way Went Mad

There's a black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy, and we now have evidence that it "acted up" during the 200 years of the Renaissance, around 1450-1650, sending out a massive blast of X-rays. How do we know? We've discovered evidence of extensive X-ray anomalies here on Earth. Could these emissions somehow account for the...
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Our World Started With a Collision

Even though a dwarf galaxy clear across the Milky Way looks to be a mouse, it may have once been a bear that slashed through the Milky Way and created the galaxy's spiral arms. What does all this mean?

Astronomer Curtis Struck thinks the Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy collided with the Milky Way, creating the galaxy’s...
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Diamond in the Sky

Astronomers are making wondrous new discoveries every day. A new study from NASA tells scientists how often the biggest black holes have been active over the last few billion years. This discovery could have implications for how the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way will...
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An Amazing Discovery

We have the first evidence that there are other universes out there. The nature of this evidence is quite extraordinary--there are indications that we have, in the past, COLLIDED with them.
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We Live in a Huge Universe

Despite the fact that we haven't located ETs yet, it's almost inevitable that we will eventually, because there are three times as many stars in the universe as previously thought, meaning there are trillions of earthlike planets. This conclusion is based on new observations...
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