Planetary pebbles may actually be the building blocks that form the planets of the future. Scientists have unraveled the mystery of how Jupiter and Saturn likely formed.
A spectacular new image reveals sibling stars in an open star cluster. The new picture, which was captured with ESO's Wide Field Image, shows an amazing display of stars located about 3,000 light-years away.
The Dark Energy Survey (DES) has discovered 17 possible dwarf satellite galaxies in the past six months, which could help lead to better knowledge about dark energy.
Scientists have spotted a spectacular galaxy collision lurking behind the Milky Way. This is the closest such system ever found, and may tell researchers a bit more about the interactions near our galaxy.
Milky Way-like galaxies may have existed in the early universe. A new computer simulation reveals that large disk galaxies, much like our own Milky Way, may have existed in the early days of the universe.
It turns out that stars in our Milky Way galaxy have changed. A new map of the Milky Way reveals that nearly a third of the stars have dramatically changed their orbits.
What happens when two galaxies smash together? That's a good question. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at what happens when a galactic giant crashes into a cosmic dwarf.
Scientists may have discovered a region of space where stars collide. They've found a cluster of stars that are so densely packed that it's likely that they may collide in the future.
Scientists have gotten the best view yet of a dusty gas cloud, G2, after it made its closest approach to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
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.