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“The Galaxy Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our knowledge of our Galaxy and beyond.


Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines –“Andromeda’s Destiny to NASA Chief Scientist’s Alien Life Prediction”


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“At Emergence of Human Ancestors” –Titanic Beam of Energy Burst from Milky Way’s Core Black Hole

Milky Way Galaxy


“We always thought about our Galaxy as an inactive galaxy, with a not so bright center,” said  Magda Guglielmo from the University of Sydney, about new Hubble Space Telescope data showing that a titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the SgrA*, the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way, 3.5 million years ago, shooting a cone-shaped burst of radiation through both poles of the Galaxy and beyond into deep space.


“Gargantuan Filaments” –Incubators of Supermassive Black Holes in Early Cosmos

Cosmic Filaments


New research from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research and the University of Tokyo suggests very strongly that gas falling along massive filaments under the force of gravity in the early universe triggered the formation of starbursting galaxies and supermassive black holes, giving the universe the structure that we see today. (more…)

“Fuzzy” —The Dark Matter Backbone of the Universe

Fuzzy Dark Matter


“The first galaxies in the early universe may illuminate what type of dark matter we have today,” says Mark Vogelsberger, associate professor of physics in MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. “Either we see this filament pattern, and fuzzy dark matter is plausible, or we don’t, and we can rule that model out. We now have a blueprint for how to do this.”


“Green Light” –New Organic Precursors to Life Detected on Saturn’s Ocean Moon Enceladus



The ongoing deep dive into data from NASA’s Cassini mission has found smaller and soluble organic building blocks on Saturn’s ocean-moon Enceladus – potential precursors for amino acids and other ingredients required for life on Earth. The findings shows that Enceladus’ ocean has reactive building blocks in abundance, and it’s another green light in the investigation of the habitability of Enceladus, said co-author Frank Postberg, about new kinds of organic compounds, the ingredients of amino acids, that have been detected in the Enceladus’ towering plumes.



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