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The Milky Way’s Ancient Heart

Click for a full size image This image, captured with the VISTA infrared survey telescope, as part of the Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) ESO public survey, shows the central part of the Milky Way. While normally hidden behind ...

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Journey to the centre of our galaxy

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Click for a full size image Journey to the centre of our galaxy Peering deep into the heart of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope ...

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La Silla Dawn Kisses the Milky Way

La Silla Dawn Kisses the Milky Way This picture was taken just before dawn at the La Silla Observatory, in outskirts of the Chilean Atacama Desert. A layer of orange hovering over the horizon announces the imminent arrival of the ...

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Beast with four tails

Four tidal tails of Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. Credit: Image courtesy of University of Cambridge The Milky Way galaxy continues to devour its small neighbouring dwarf galaxies and the evidence is spread out across the sky. A team of astronomers led ...

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Stars in Milky Way have moved

A single frame from an animation shows how stellar orbits in the Milky Way can change. It shows two pairs of stars (marked as red and blue) in which each pair started in the same orbit, and then one star ...

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Secrets of stars unlocked through aluminium

The gas cell target and silicon detector array inside the TUDA scattering chamber at TRIUMF Credit: Jessica Tomlinson Secrets of stars unlocked through Aluminium Physicists at the University of York have revealed a new understanding of nucleosynthesis in stars, providing ...

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