New Milky Way map reveals wake of dwarf galaxy on a collision course

A team has made a few intriguing discoveries in the outermost regions of the Milky Way. The astronomers mapped the fringes of the sparse halo that envelops our home galaxy, and found the wake of a dwarf galaxy pushing through it on its eventual collisi… Continue reading New Milky Way map reveals wake of dwarf galaxy on a collision course

“Unicorn” may be smallest and closest black hole to Earth

Astronomers have discovered a black hole that may set a new record or two – it seems to be both the smallest black hole ever detected, and the closest one to Earth found so far.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Astronomy, Black hole, Stars,… Continue reading “Unicorn” may be smallest and closest black hole to Earth

Astronomers detect new frequencies from mysterious fast radio bursts

The mystery of fast radio bursts (FRBs) from space may be a step closer to being solved. Astronomers studying a repeating signal from a nearby galaxy have detected radiation at the lowest frequency of any FRB found so far, providing new potential hints… Continue reading Astronomers detect new frequencies from mysterious fast radio bursts

First known interstellar comet is most pristine ever discovered

The first comet known to visit our Sun after being born around an alien star may also be the most pristine comet ever discovered, according to the results of a new study. The research sheds light on the distant solar system in which the wandering body,… Continue reading First known interstellar comet is most pristine ever discovered

“Stellar eggs” found hatching near the galaxy’s central black hole

Supermassive black holes create extremely turbulent environments at the centers of galaxies, and it’s long been presumed that this would disrupt star formation there. But now, astronomers have peered closer at the heart of the Milky Way and discovered … Continue reading “Stellar eggs” found hatching near the galaxy’s central black hole

Dark matter drive-by may have disrupted closest star cluster to Earth

Astronomers have discovered the aftermath of a cosmic hit-and-run in our own galactic neighborhood. While studying the closest star cluster to the Sun, ESA scientists realized that it may have been disrupted by a huge lump of invisible mass, possibly d… Continue reading Dark matter drive-by may have disrupted closest star cluster to Earth

Polarized light reveals secrets of black hole’s magnetic field

Two years ago, astronomers revealed the first-ever direct images of a black hole. Now, the collaboration behind the historic image has released a new version that shows the polarization of the light around the object.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, Sc… Continue reading Polarized light reveals secrets of black hole’s magnetic field

Glow of “cosmic web” filaments directly imaged for the first time

On a scale that’s hard to fathom, the universe is made up of a “cosmic web” of hydrogen filaments that feed and form galaxies. Now, astronomers have made the first direct observations of light from this web, by staring at a patch of sky with a powerful… Continue reading Glow of “cosmic web” filaments directly imaged for the first time

‘Oumuamua likely a nitrogen iceberg from an “exo-Pluto” says new study

A few years ago, astronomers discovered a bizarre object named ‘Oumuamua, which not only defied conventional classification but was the first thing found to be from another star system. Now, researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) have proposed a… Continue reading ‘Oumuamua likely a nitrogen iceberg from an “exo-Pluto” says new study