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Astronomers Identify Two of the First Cosmic Structures that Came Together to Create the Milky Way: Shakti and Shiva

Our home, the Milky Way galaxy, has a long and fascinating history. It wasn’t always the grand, spiral structure we see today. Instead, it was built up over billions of years through the merging and combining of smaller galaxies. Now, astronomers have made an exciting discovery – they’ve identified what could be the very first […]

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Astronomers Discover a Type of Star Emitting Smoke Clouds in the Heart of the Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered stars that were hiding in plain sight within our Milky Way galaxy. An international team of scientists observed nearly one billion stars over 10 years using infrared light, which allowed them to see through dust and gas and find stars that were previously invisible. Some of the stars they discovered were newly […]