MIlky Way

Larger galaxies are unable to create new stars at a rapid enough pace so they start to "eat" stars in neighboring galaxies. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)

Study: Monster Galaxies Resort To Cannibalism To Keep Growing

Larger galaxies are unable to create new stars at a rapid enough pace so they start to “eat” stars in neighboring galaxies.

10/07/2014

Astronomers suggest that our search for intelligent life in the Universe may be hampered by the sheer size of our galaxy. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)

Study: Aliens May Be Too Distant For Contact

Our galaxy may simply be too big for intelligent civilizations to make contact with each other.

10/07/2014

Artists conception of the super-massive black hole discovered in the center of dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1. (Image Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI-PRC14-41a)

NASA Finds ‘Massive’ Black Hole In Tiny Galaxy

The black hole is five times as massive as the one in the center of our Milky Way in a galaxy that is 1/500th the size.

09/18/2014

The Milky Way’s Massive Stars The red spots in this illustration show young, massive stellar objects are distributed in four major arms in the Milky Way. The black bulls-eye shows Earth’s location. (Credit: Robert Hurt of the Spitzer Science Center)

Study: Our Galaxy Has Four Arms

The new evidence contradicts earlier findings that there were only two spiral arms in the Milky Way.

CBS Tampa–12/24/2013

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