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ESA's Gaia Satellite Maps Over 1 Billion Stars
The ESA has released the largest sky survey of celestial objects to date. It contains over 1 billion stars. (September 14, 2016)

Milky Way is Much Larger Than Previously Thought
Milky Way is corrugated and may be much larger than previously thought. 150,000 light years across than 100,000 light years. (March 11, 2015)

Dark Matter Possibly Located at Center of Milky Way With Fermi Telescope
Dark matter has possibly been located at the center of the Milky Way using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. (April 7, 2014)

Astronomers Witness Birth of the Milky Way's Most Massive Star
Astronomers say they have witnessed the birth of the Milky Way's most massive star. (July 10, 2013)

Study Finds Spiral Galaxies Are Bigger Than Previously Thought
A new study has found that spiral galaxies, like our Milky Way, are bigger than previously thought. (June 29, 2013)

Supermassive Black Hole at Center of Milky Way Snacks on Hot Gas
The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way has been observed snacking on hot gas by the Herschel space observatory. (May 7, 2013)

Black Hole at Center of Milky Way to Consume Approaching Gas Cloud
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report that Sgr A*, the black hole at the center of our galaxy, will soon be eating a snack. (October 22, 2012)

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There is an Enormous Halo of Hot Gas Surrounding Our Galaxy
Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found evidence our Milky Way Galaxy is embedded in an enormous halo of hot gas. (September 24, 2012)

Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies to Collide in 4 Billion Years
NASA astronomers say our Milky Way galaxy will collide with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy in four billion years. (June 1, 2012)

Ghostly Gamma-Ray Beams Suggest Milky Way's Center Used to be Much More Active
The Milky Way is fairly quiet compared to active galaxies have cores that glow brightly and are powered by supermassive black holes. (May 29, 2012)

Scientists Say A Few Hundred Thousand Billion Free-Floating Life-Bearing Earth-Sized Planets Exist in Milky Way
Scientists continue to increase the estimates of the number of planets out there in the Universe. (May 11, 2012)

Researchers Say Milky Way Swarming With Nomad Planets
Numerous nomad planets are wandering around the Milky Way say researchers from the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), a joint institute of Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. (February 26, 2012)

Astronomers Say There Are At Least 100 Billion Planets in the Milky Way
Astronomers have shared findings from new analysis - using data based on gravitational microlensing observations - that indicates nearly every star in the sky has at least one planet. (January 11, 2012)

Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744 Resembles the Milky Way
ESO astronomers used the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2. (June 1, 2011)