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We Live in A Thin Milky Way Galaxy, Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains

The Milky Way galaxy, which houses about 300-billion-star systems including our solar system is estimated to be 100,000 light years across. This implies that our home galaxy is about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 km (about 100,000 light-years or about 30 kpc) across. Hence, many people assume that a galaxy of about this size is extremely massive and thick …

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Hundreds of Millions of Planets in the Milky Way Could Potentially Harbor Life, Astronomers Discover in a New Study

Astronomers at the University of Florida recently discovered that hundreds of millions of planets in the Milky Way orbiting around dwarf stars could provide a habitable environment for life to thrive on. Data provided by NASA’s Kepler and Gaia telescopes revealed that these planets occupy the Goldilocks orbits of their host dwarf stars which enables …

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Milky Way and Andromeda Collision

Milky Way and Andromeda Collision Is Closer Than Ever Imagined, Here’s When And How They Will Collide According To New Studies

The milky way is one out of trillions of galaxies that made up the observable universe. These galaxies are categorized into several types including spiral, irregular, elliptical, and peculiar galaxies. Our Milky Way galaxy and Andromeda galaxy, which is our closest neighboring galaxy fall under the spiral galaxy types. However, astronomers have discovered how close …

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Astronomers Find ‘Mirror Image’ of The Milky Way from Billions of Years Ago

Several scientific theories suggest that the Universe we live in began as a big bang around 13.8 billion years ago. Scientists have also revealed that the Milky Way Galaxy which formed around 13.6 billion years ago was among the first galaxies to come into existence just 200 million years after the big bang. Astronomers have …

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Drake Equation

Frank Drake, The Founder of the Drake equation dies at 92; Here’s how his discoveries advanced the search for Extraterrestrial lifeforms

Frank Drake, the American astrophysicist, and radio astronomer died on September 2 at 92. Drake is best known for his work on the search for extraterrestrial lifeforms on other planets. He also made other notable discoveries that made him popular in the science community. What Discoveries Did Frank Drake Make? Why will Drake’s discoveries play …

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Astronomers have discovered a star orbiting Milky Way’s Supermassive black hole Every 4 Years

As days passed, the universe kept unveiling new fascinating facts about itself. Astronomers have recently discovered a star that orbits, Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole that lies at our galactic center. Unlike anything seen in the past, it takes this unique star about four years to complete an orbit around Milky Way’s supermassive black …

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