Astronomers have made the first ever direct observations of cosmic building-block dust in the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
It turns out that the Milky Way galaxy is a bit larger than expected. After re-examining the data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, scientists have found that our galaxy is at least 50 percent larger than commonly estimated.
Astronomers have discovered that we're not alone. They've found several rare dwarf satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way. The findings could pave the way to better understanding dark matter, the mysterious substance that holds our galaxy together.
A team of scientists have discovered something unusual at the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy. They've detected 20 rotating dust and gas discs in each cluster hosting exceptionally large and hot stars.
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has spotted a stellar nursery that's essentially in the middle of nowhere. The cluster of stars is forming at the very edge of the Milky Way galaxy.
About four years ago, a citizen scientist that was looking for the tell-tale bubble patterns of star formation in the Milky Way Project found something else: bright yellow, fuzzy objects. Now, scientists have discovered exactly what these "yellowballs" actually are.
A team of scientists have observed and recorded the largest-ever flare in X-rays from a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
A mysterious object at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy has astronomers wondering exactly what it is.
Astronomers may have found out exactly what a certain thin, bizarre object at the center of our galaxy might be. They've discovered that this object isn't a hydrogen gas cloud, but may instead be a pair of binary stars that is orbiting the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
Astronomers have taken a look at our closest galactic neighbors, the dwarf spheroidal galaxies, and have found that they're devoid of star-forming gas--and our Milky Way may be to blame.
Scientists have long wondered whether matter is falling into the massive black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy, or being ejected from it. Now, scientists are searching for an answer.