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New Six-Planet Solar System Found in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have discovered a rare in-sync solar system with six planets in our Galaxy, the Milky Way, which is untouched by outside forces since their birth billions of years ago. The find, announced on Nov. 29, can help explain how...

Greek TV Show ‘Milky Way’ Picked Up By Renowned Global Distributor

US company Fifth Season, a global leader in TV distribution, has acquired the international rights to the upcoming Greek TV show Milky Way, written and directed by Greek filmmaker Vasilis Kekatos, who won the Short Film Palme d’Or in...

Mysterious Cosmic Threads from the Milky Way’s Black Hole

New observations from South Africa's MeerKAT telescope have unveiled a new discovery of numerous long strands of gas, stretching for 5 to 10 light-years, reaching out from the central black hole in our galaxy. The Space explains these strands or...

Planet-Forming Ingredients Detected in Neighboring Galaxy

New research published in Nature Astronomy on Tuesday suggests that scientists have found a way to detect the formation of planets. Researchers used infrared imaging from the James Web Space Telescope (JWST) to detect thermal radiation emitted by warm dust...

Astronomers Find the Most Distant Stars in Our Galaxy

More than 200 RR Lyrae stars—distant variable stars—have been found by astronomers in the Milky Way's stellar halo. Over a million light-years separate us from the furthest of these stars. This is roughly half the distance to our nearest...

Aliens Haven’t Contacted Us—No Signs of Intelligence on Earth

Aliens haven't contacted earth because there is no sign of intelligence on Earth, a recent paper has concluded. Our planet is too primitive to be of any interest to advanced extraterrestrial species; thus, aliens' search for intelligent life will...

First Image of the Black Hole in Our Own Milky Way Galaxy Revealed

The first image of Sagittarius A*, the gargantuan black hole spinning away at the center of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, was released on Thursday by scientists collaborating on the massive Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project. Located roughly 27,000...

NASA Discovers First Possible Planet Outside Our Galaxy

NASA astronomers have found evidence of what they believe could be the first planet ever to be discovered outside our galaxy. The exoplanet, which is roughly the size of Saturn, has been detected more than 28 million light years...

Astronomers Say Unique Radiowaves Coming From Unknown Space Object

Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia recently detected mysterious radiowaves from space having a completely unknown origin, expressing complete puzzlement over the nature of the energy that is being emanated. They are coming from a region in the...

The Milky Way over the Temple of Poseidon: NASA Features Picture of Greek Photographer

Although it may look like a lighthouse, the rays of light near the horizon actually emanate from the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, Greece. Some temple lights are even reflected in the Aegean Sea in the foreground. In spite...