MIlky Way

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: European Spacecraft Could Find 70,000 New Alien Worlds

The European Space Agency’s Gaia mission could potentially find up to 70,000 new exoplanets in the Milky Way.

CBS Tampa–11/09/2014

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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