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SPACE: Our Neighborhood of the Milky Way is One of the Safer Places to Live

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Astronomers have searched the entire Milky Way to identify the safest places to live. It turns out, we’re in a pretty good spot. But if the past year has made you feel ready to relocate to another planet, you might want to look toward the center of the galaxy, according to the new research. The new findings were made by a group of Italian astronomers, who studied locations where powerful cosmic explosions may have killed off life. These explosions, such as supernovas and gamma-ray bursts, spew high-energy particles and radiation that can shred DNA and kill life. By this logic, … Read more