Milky Way

Our solar system could soon have a ninth planet – and no, it’s not Pluto

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

There could be a ninth planet in our solar system that’s lying in wait to be discovered – and no, it’s not ...

NASA Telescope Discovers Exploding Stars ‘Almost Everywhere’

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has uncovered an unprecedented collection of ancient supernovae. Astronomers announced that they found 10 times more of ...

The Fate of Voyager: Where Will NASA’s Iconic Space Probe Be in a Billion Years?

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

Within a billion years, NASA’s Voyager 1 probe will have made it to the opposite side of the Milky Way disk relative ...

MIT Researchers Discover the Universe’s Oldest Stars

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

MIT astronomers discovered three of the oldest stars in the universe, and they live in our own galactic neighborhood. The stars are ...

The Ancient Egyptians May Have Seen the Milky Way as a Celestial Deity

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

The massive galaxy that houses our star system, along with hundreds of billions of other stars, appears as a shimmery splotch stretching ...

How To Plan The Ultimate Astro-Tourism Adventure This Summer

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

The most popular destinations on a stargazing road trip around the U.S. have been revealed. getty Astro-tourism is one of 2024’s biggest ...

Milky Way’s Slower Outer Stars Suggest Dark Matter Overestimated

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Dr. Thomas Hughes

 New research by MIT reveals that stars at the edge of the Milky Way move slower than anticipated, implying the galaxy’s core ...