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The Milky Way’s black hole spews hot jets that make monster bubbles
The black hole leaks out streams of gas after swallowing large masses.
Astronomers spot first planet outside the Milky Way
The findings could take decades to confirm.
The ‘double-disk’ shape of the Milky Way could be common across galaxies
That’s great news for astronomers.
The Milky Way could crash into another galaxy way sooner than we thought
The Large Magellanic Cloud isn’t just a pretty satellite galaxy—it’s also a future threat.
A tiny galaxy almost collided with the Milky Way and astronomers can see the effects
A galactic near-miss.
High-Energy X-Rays Hint At Massive Star Graveyard In Our Galaxy’s Center
Dead stars do tell some tales
Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System
The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life
Big Pic: The Milky Way’s Black Hole Devours Hot Gas
Chomp chomp, guuulp.
Signals From the Void
Scientists are trying to get the first direct look at the black hole at the center of our galaxy. How close will they come to seeing the unseeable?
On Average, Every Star Has At Least One Planet, New Analysis Shows
What are the implications for the search for extraterrestrial life? PopSci asks the experts