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BH3: Milky Way's biggest stellar black hole is 2000 light years way from Earth

This makes the link between the stellar black holes we see in our galaxy and those gravitational wave discoveries

The Milky Way's Galactic Centre and Jupiter (brightest spot at centre top) are seen from the countryside near the small town in Florida.(AFP)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 11:51 PM IST
ByNikhita Mehta

A black hole, 33 times the mass of the Sun, found hiding in Milky Way Galaxy

In a first, ESA’s Gaia mission researchers have discovered a huge black hole that is of stellar origin, hiding in plain sight in our very own Milky Way Galaxy.

ESA Gaia mission has found a black hole that defies explanation.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 07:15 PM IST

From Chandrayaan 3 to Milky Way: The Shiva and Shakti connection

Astronomers have identified two ancient streams of stars named after ‘Shakti’ and ‘Shiva’, believed to be among the Milky Way Galaxy's earliest building blocks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced 'Shiv Shakti' as the name for the site where the Vikram lander had made the touchdown
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 08:10 PM IST

Scientists identify Milky Way's ancient building blocks Shakti and Shiva

Shakti and Shiva are comprised of stars with similar chemical compositions that formed 12-13 billion years ago, the researchers said.

Astronomers have identified two ancient streams of stars - named after the Hindu deities Shakti and Shiva - that appear to be among the Milky Way's earliest building blocks, offering new insight into how our galaxy came together long ago. (Representational picture)(File photo)
Published on Mar 23, 2024 08:55 AM IST
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Gaia telescope reveals insights into Milky Way's history

The space telescope Gaia has discovered two streams of stars that helped form our galaxy more than 12 billion years ago.

Astronomers believe Shakti and Shiva are so old they likely formed before the oldest parts of our galaxy's spiral arms and disc. (Unsplash)
Published on Mar 22, 2024 02:38 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das
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