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Star With Unusual Chemistry Came From Out Of Town

Using the Subaru Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the existence of a star that may have originated in a dwarf galaxy that has since merged with the Milky Way.

Dark Matter Decays Faster In The Milky Way

Researchers in India have proposed a theory to predict the peculiar annihilation behavior of dark matter in the Milky Way.

Scientists Create Most Detailed Map Of The Milky Way Yet

Using the largest radio telescopes in the world, scientists have put together the most sensitive and detailed view of all of the hydrogen gas in and around the Milky Way.

The Milky Way’s Sun-Facing Spiral Is Bigger Than We Thought

The spiral arm of our galaxy that is closest to the Sun stretches for approximately 20,000 light years, significantly larger than previous estimates.

Astronomers Find Center Of The Milky Way is Devoid Of Young Stars

An international team of astronomers has found a huge region in the inner Milky Way where there is a strange absence of young stars.