Milky Way

Simulation of the cloud G2 and stars orbiting the central supermassive black hole of our galaxy.

Binary Stars Merge and Beat Supermassive Black Hole

Nearly every Sci-Fi film about deep space has warned about the perils of coming up against a black hole. And if there’s anything we’ve learned, or that astronomy has taught us, it’s that these supermassive vortex’s have quite a strong pull—something most planets and stars cannot bare to go through. But as it so happens, it turns out that cosmic coupling may be one solution for solar systems looking to avoid certain death.
Mysterious Object in Milky Way

‘G2’ Gas Ball Survives Black Hole, and Researchers Say They Now Know Why

For years, astronomers have pondered the origins and the contents of the mysterious G2 object floating in the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Drifting towards the galaxy’s supermassive black hole, the passing cloud was thought to be composed entirely of hydrogen gas, giving it the nickname “G2”. But earlier this past summer researchers found that G2 had come in close contact with the black hole, and it survived—leading them on a new theory as to what the mysterious object could be.
Artist's Rednering of the Milky Way's Hot Halo, Stripping Away Star-Forming Hydrogen from its Neighbors.

How the Milky Way Dominates the Stellar Block—Dwarf Galaxies, Get Out of the Way

It’s no big secret that humans tend to think of themselves as the center of the universe. It’s a flaw that has countlessly been proven wrong as science emerged and showed a different view of the world a around us. However, as it turns out, our galaxy may also be to blame for believing it too is the center of the universe.
Artist's Rednering of the Milky Way's Hot Halo, Stripping Away Star-Forming Hydrogen from its Neighbors.

How the Milky Way Dominates the Stellar Block—Dwarf Galaxies, Get Out of the Way

It’s no big secret that humans tend to think of themselves as the center of the universe. It’s a flaw that has countlessly been proven wrong as science emerged and showed a different view of the world a around us. However, as it turns out, our galaxy may also be to blame for believing it too is the center of the universe.
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