Tag Archives: Milky Way Galaxy

A Guide to Detecting an Alien Apocalypse

For more than 50 years, we’ve been eavesdropping on the cosmos, searching for transmissions that would reveal the existence of intelligent, extraterrestrial life.

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Possible Star Graveyard at Center of Milky Way

An unidentified blast of powerful X-rays suggests something violent is happening at the core of the galaxy—but astronomers aren’t sure what it is.

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Here’s What The Night Sky Would Have Looked Like 10 Billion Years Ago

Our sun has only been around for 4.5 billion years — which means it missed the cute early years of the Milky Way galaxy. If you were standing on a planet 10 billion years ago, when the Milky Way was relatively young, the night sky would have looked very different.

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