Astronomers from the keio university in japan appears to have made an astounding discovery--a new massive black hole just within our galaxy according to reports, the massive black hole was found seating near the center of our very own milky way galaxy and weighs approximately 100,000 times the mass of the sun if the researchers' observation is confirmed, it would be. Get the latest galaxy news, from galaxy formation in the early, distant universe to stunning pictures of galaxies in our neighborhood. Pulsar discovery: how mystery space signals recorded 50 years ago changed our view of the universe simon johnston, (mostly in the milky way.
The discovery that the spiral nebulae are other galaxies similar to the milky way again caused a large shift in our understanding of the universe and our place in it for example, prior to hubble's discovery, shapley believed that the universe was. Flickr/abdul rahman somewhere in the universe, hundreds of millions of light-years away, the milky way has a twin this twin, called dragonfly 44, is a bit smaller than the milky way — about 60,000 light-years across — and has pretty much the same mass. Hubble solves the mystery bulge at the center of the milky way our supermassive black hole has been on a diet for millions of years but when did it last splurge.
Astrophysicists solve mystery of how most antimatter in milky way galaxy forms this composite image shows the central region of the milky way galaxy “our. Mystery object outshines entire milky way galaxy by 50 times --we don't know what the power source could be (thursday's most popular) june. Scientists just discovered hundreds of hidden galaxies behind the milky way, reported fox news the discovery was made possible thanks to a new telescope view taken using an australian radio telescope installed at the commonwealth scientific and industrial research organization (csiro) parkes. The milky way consists of more than a billion stars, our sun being only one of them take a view of the universe through the hubble space telescope and go back almost all the way.
If willman 1 does turn out to be a dwarf galaxy, this discovery could shed light on a long-standing mystery the prevailing ‘cold dark matter’ model predicts that our own milky way galaxy is surrounded by hundreds of dark matter clumps, each a few hundred light years in size and possibly populated by a dwarf galaxy. The universe became a much bigger place after hubble's discovery, much to the dismay of astronomer harlow shapley, who believed the fuzzy nebulae were part of our milky way nearly 90 years later, v1 is in the spotlight again. The young metal-rich stars in the milky way are called population i stars, and the old metal-poor stars are called population ii stars following.
This megamerger of 14 galaxies could become the most massive structure in our universe what a galactic pile-up populated by dusty galaxies that are forming stars at a furious rate - up to 1,000 times faster than the milky way yet they're crammed into a space just three times bigger than our whole galaxy how this assembly of. Our milky way galaxy is an anomaly in more ways than one and now, nasa scientists say they know exactly when it will come to an end in a universe that is forever spreading apart, the milky way has been moving closer to celestial neighbor the andromeda galaxy but whether we are in for. Milky way movers the milky way, just like every galaxy in the cosmos, moves while everything in the universe is constantly moving because the universe itself is expanding, since the 1970s astronomers have known of an additional motion, called peculiar velocity.
The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe on new years day in 1925, a young edwin hubble released his finding that our universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed. But many others were equally convinced that the spirals were small, nearby clouds of gas in this view, other galaxies–if they existed–were far out of sight, blue whales lurking in the far depths of the cosmos or perhaps there were no other galaxies at all, and our milky way was all there was: a single system that defined the entire universe. And in a recent survey conducted by nasa’s chandra x-ray observatory, astronomers discovered evidence for hundreds or even thousands of black holes located in the same vicinity of the milky way but, as it turns out, the center of our galaxy has more mysteries that are just waiting to be discovered for instance, a team of astronomers recently detected a number of. This discovery implied that the other, even fainter, spirals were probably also galaxies even farther away hubble published his work in 1929 and changed forever our view of the universe astronomers no longer thought our galaxy was the entire universe.
Spiral galaxies, like our milky way are the most common type of galaxies encountered in the known universe the largest known spiral galaxy, ngc 6872, which is 522,000 light-years across from the tips of its outstretched spiral arms, is about 5 times the size of the milky way. The main disk of the milky way galaxy is about 80,000 to 100,000 light-years in diameter, about 250,000 to 300,000 light-years in circumference, and outside the galactic core, about 1,000 light-years in thickness. When our solar system first formed, four and a half billion years ago, a messy disk of dust and debris surrounded the sun, before gravity organized it into planets, and rings of rock and ice but this unusual star isn’t young. Hubble builds on his earlier discovery that the milky way galaxy is but one of many galaxies in our universe to find that the universe is expanding a puzzling new component of our universe whose nature remains a mystery in 2006 more 2006 news &rightarrow meet the cosmic times team.