Colossal X-ray "chimneys" discovered at center of the Milky Way

From our perspective inside the Milky Way, it's hard to really understand its large-scale structure. Now, astronomers have peered towards the center of the galaxy using the ESA's X-ray telescope XMM-Newton, and discovered two colossal "chimneys" pumping huge amounts of energy and gas out into intergalactic space... Continue Reading Colossal X-ray "chimneys" discovered at center of the Milky Way Category: Space Tags: Astronomy Black hole ESA Galaxy Supermassive black hole UCLA X-ray

Colossal X-ray "chimneys" discovered at center of the Milky Way

From our perspective inside the Milky Way, it's hard to really understand its large-scale structure. Now, astronomers have peered towards the center of the galaxy using the ESA's X-ray ...

Wed 20 Mar 19 from Gizmag

Bright X-ray galactic nuclei

All massive galaxies are believed to host supermassive black holes (SMBH) at their centers that grow by accreting mass from their environment. The current picture also imagines that the black ...

Mon 18 Mar 19 from Phys.org

Astronomers Spot a Speeding Star Being Ejected From Our Milky Way Galaxy

The Milky Way Galaxy contains billions of stars. Though the vast majority of these are bound to the galaxy by gravity, astronomers have found a few tens of stars that are not orbiting but instead ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Discover Magazine

Synopsis: Black Hole Test for Gravity

Thu 14 Mar 19 from APS Physics

Researchers confirm massive hyper-runaway star ejected from the Milky Way Disk

A fast-moving star may have been ejected from the Milky Way's stellar disk by a cluster of young stars, according to researchers from the University of Michigan who say the star did not originate ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Phys.org

Hypervelocity Star Flung Out of Milky Way May Have Unusual Origin

Scientists have discovered an unusual origin story for one of the fastest, largest objects we've ever discovered. The post Hypervelocity Star Flung Out of Milky Way May Have Unusual Origin ...

Fri 15 Mar 19 from Extremetech

How high-speed stars escape the galaxy

Astronomers have found dozens of hypervelocity stars on a one-way trip out of the Milky Way and into intergalactic space.

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Astronomy.com

This speeding star is escaping our galaxy ó and itís not like the others

A strange runaway star doesn’t have the origin story astronomers expected.

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Astronomy.com

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