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European star survey reveals celestial treasure trove – Associated Press

Photo: This all-sky view provided by European Space Agency on Monday, June 13, 2022 shows a sample of the Milky Way stars in Gaia’s data release 3. The color indicates the stellar metallicity. Redder stars are richer in metals The European Space Agency released a trove of data Monday on almost 2 billion stars in

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Astronomers capture 1st image of Milky Way’s huge black hole

The world’s first image of the chaotic supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy doesn’t portray a voracious cosmic destroyer but what astronomers Thursday called a “gentle giant” on a near-starvation diet. Astronomers believe nearly all galaxies, including our own, have these giant black holes at their bustling and crowded center,

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NASA releases stunning new pic of Milky Way’s ‘downtown’

NASA has released a stunning new picture of our galaxy’s violent, super-energized “downtown.” It’s a composite of 370 observations over the past two decades by the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory, depicting billions of stars and countless black holes in the center, or heart, of the Milky Way. A radio telescope in South Africa also contributed

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