The Milky Way’s Tumultuous Heart Revealed In X-Rays

  This new image of powerful remnants of dead stars and their mighty action on the surrounding gas from the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton X-ray satellite observatory reveals some of the most intense processes taking place at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The bright, point-like sources that stand out across the image … Continue reading The Milky Way’s Tumultuous Heart Revealed In X-Rays

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Andromeda and Milky Way Might Collide Sooner Than We Think

The merger of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy won’t happen for another 4 billion years, but the recent discovery of a massive halo of hot gas around Andromeda may mean our galaxies are already touching. University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Nicholas Lehner led a team of scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope to identify an enormous halo of hot, … Continue reading Andromeda and Milky Way Might Collide Sooner Than We Think