Milky Way

Picture released 04 October 2006 by the

Study: 8.8 Billion Earth-Sized Just-Right Planets

Space may be vast, but it isn’t that lonely. A new study finds that the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets like ours, circling stars just like our sun.


This artist's impression released illustrates the tremendous gravitational pull of a giant black hole. (Photo by ESA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Black Holes Rotate Almost At Speed Of Light

Scientists and researchers have discovered that supermassive black holes spin at a rate that’s almost equivalent to the speed of light.