Astronomers have created some astonishing new maps of the dusty material between the stars of our Milky Way galaxy. The findings may just bring researchers one step closer to cracking a stardust puzzle that has stumped scientists for nearly a century.
Scientists have taken a closer look at our galaxy and our neighbor, Andromeda, and have found that the Milky Way may actually be less massive than expected.
Astronomers are learning more about the Milky Way than ever before. They've created a detailed, 3D map of the dusty structure as seen from Earth's northern hemisphere. The new map could help astronomers in future studies of this region of space.
Touring the Milky Way now is as easy as clicking a button with NASA's new zoomable, 360-degree mosaic presented Thursday at the TEDActive 2014 Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
We live in a galaxy known as the Milky Way -- a vast conglomeration of 300 billion stars, planets whizzing around them, and clouds of gas and dust floating in between.
Astronomers have found evidence backing up theoretically predicted divisions in the chemical composition of the stars that make up the Milky Way's disc, which suggests that stars in the inner regions of the Galactic dis were the first to form. This means that our galaxy grew from the inside-out.
Astronomers have debated exactly how many arms our Milky Way Galaxy has. While some were certain that our galaxy had four spiral arms, images taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope showed only two arms. Now, scientists have reaffirmed that our galaxy has four spiral arms, paving the way to future s...
NASA's Chandra Observatory has finally confirmed the evidence of jet in the Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*)- a supermassive black located 26,000 light years away from the Earth in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Two groups of astronomers teamed up creating the finest 3D map of the Milky Way galaxy with the help of ESO (European Southern Observatory) telescopes and discovered that its inner-region has a peanut-like shape or X-shape at the heart when viewed from some angles.
Astronomers have used data from ESO telescopes to make the best three-dimensional map yet of the central parts of the Milky Way. It turns out that the inner regions, surprisingly, look a bit like a peanut.
Gaia’s main goal is to create a highly accurate 3D map of our Milky Way Galaxy by repeatedly observing a billion stars to determine their precise positions in space and their motions through it.
Astronomers once thought that our Solar System's Milky Way galaxy resided in a small structure called the Local Arm. Now, though, they've discovered that the Local Arm is far larger than previously thought and is more like the adjacent major arms rather than a small spur.