One of the most important observations by the next generation of giant telescopes will be made by pointing towards the Supermassive Black Hole at the center of our galaxy.
Move over, dinosaurs — the search for fossilized dark matter is the new trend in (galactic) geology.
Find out how astronomers discovered a new stellar stream around the Milky Way in today’s Astrobite.
Supermassive black holes have a really nasty reputation for rendering galaxies uninhabitable, but this perception may be misguided. It’s possible that the radiation these vast beasts release while feasting could bring forth a bounty for life as we know it. Could organisms subsist on the light of an AGN sun?
Today’s guest post looks at the surviving galactic subhalos in simulations.
Ever wanted to take a peak into a Galactic archaeologist’s toolbox? Today’s authors take us on a great tour of theirs as they investigate several moving groups discovered pre-Gaia that may be part of the Milky Way halo!