“Unexplained” –Enormous ‘Phantom’ Galaxy Discovered Hidden at Outskirts of the Milky Way: ‘Is It One of Many?’



What remains unexplained is the object’s giant size, says astronomer Sergey Koposov¬†at Carnegie Mellon University. “Normally, as galaxies lose mass to the Milky Way’s tides, they shrink, not grow.”


Monster Black Hole from Dark Ages of the Universe –“Shining Thousands of Times More Brightly than an Entire Galaxy” (Today’s Most Popular)


This spring 2018, a black hole was detected by the Gaia Spacecraft growing so rapidly that it’s shining thousands of times more brightly than an entire galaxy. “If this monster was at the center of the Milky Way it would likely make life on Earth impossible with the huge amounts of x-rays emanating from it,” said Christian Wolf with the Australia National University Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.


“Just Another Pale Blue Dot?” –Earth-Like Worlds Might Be Not Be Unusual


“Most of the building blocks we have looked at in other planetary systems have a composition broadly similar to that of the Earth”, said Dr Siyi Xu of the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, who was presenting the research at the Goldschmidt conference in Boston.


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