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LOOK: Space Telescope Reveals Galaxy's 'Fingerprints'

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science

Scientists using a European space telescope have created the best map yet of our Milky Way galaxy's magnetic field, a set of cosmic "fingerprints" th...

New Galaxy Map Puts Astronomers One Step Closer To Solving Mystery

Space.com | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 04.24.2014 | Science

Astronomers are one step closer to solving a longstanding mystery — just what our Milky Way galaxy looks like. It may seem odd that a comprehensiv...

'Ultimate Discovery Machine' Launched Into Space

AP | DANICA COTO and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 12.19.2013 | Science

BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency successfully launched its star-surveying satellite Gaia into space Thursday in a bid to produce the most acc...

WATCH: New Animation Reveals 'Nut' At Galaxy's Core

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

The best 3D map yet of the center of the Milky Way galaxy has revealed a tasty surprise: the heart of our galaxy looks like a cosmic peanut. Two in...