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Spinning object near Milky Way catches scientists off guard

There is a mystery surrounding the phenomenon despite theories on it.

Scientists spot black hole so huge it ‘shouldn’t even exist’ in our galaxy

LB-1 is 15,000 light years from Earth and has a mass 70 times greater than the Sun, according to the journal Nature

Space telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized rocky exoplanet

The planet lies about 48.6 light years from Earth and is one of more than 4,000 so-called exoplanets identified over the past two decades

Astronomers decode Milky Way’s violent birth

The Milky Way gobbled up a galaxy one quarter of its mass 10 billion years ago in a "violent collision" that didn't fully settle for eons, astronomers said in new research published Monday.

Scientists solve weighty matter of Milky Way mass

Pervious estimates put the mass of the Milky Way ranging between 500 billion and 3 trillion times the mass of the Sun.

New 3-D map of Milky Way will ‘revolutionise astronomy’

Europe's Gaia satellite has produced a "stunning" 3-D map, published, of more than a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy, complete with their distance from Earth, their colour, and their motion through space.

New Milky Way map to help explain how galaxies form

SYDNEY: A new super-detailed hydrogen map of the Milky Way could help explain the mystery of how galaxies form, Australian and German scientists behind the...