Earlier in March, astronomers announced that they had discovered the gravitational ripples in space-time that are echoes of the massive expansion of the universe that took place just after the Big Bang.
Researchers have for the first time explained a long standing mystery: why surges of star formation (so called `starbursts`) take place when galaxies collide.
Researchers have claimed that gamma-ray photons observed from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy are consistent with the intriguing possibility of dark matter annihilation.
Astronomers have discovered a new class of `hypervelocity stars` - solitary stars moving fast enough to escape the gravitational grasp of the Milky Way galaxy.
Europe`s billion-star hunting telescope has successfully entered its operational orbit to gather data for the most accurate 3D map yet of our Milky Way galaxy, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
An international team of astronomers have discovered that Milky Way galaxy "wobbles."
A new paper describes the observation-based relationships of the structure and supersonic internal motions of molecular clouds where stars form.
European Space Agency`s billion-star surveyor Gaia, which will map the stars with unprecedented precision, is going to be launched from Europe`s spaceport in Kourou on November 20.
Scientists have catalogued and mapped 6,194 early star-forming clouds in the biggest-ever survey of dense clumps in our Milky Way Galaxy.
Scientists have produced a detailed three-dimensional map of the stars that form the inner regions of our Milky Way galaxy.
Cosmic rays are known to reach energies above 100 billion giga-electron volts (1011 GeV).
Milky Way`s dark matter mass suggests that the galaxy weighs just 25 - 33 percent of the amount that was previously estimated, according to a study.
Astronomers with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) have released a new online public data set featuring 60,000 stars, which could us understand how our Milky Way Galaxy formed.
Researchers have predicted that an interstellar probe fleet - travelling at 10 percent of speed of light - could survey the entire Milky Way galaxy in 10 million years.
ESA`s billion-star surveyor Gaia is ready to depart for its launch site in French Guiana, as it sets to embark on a five-year mission to map the stars with unprecedented precision.
As many as 2000 black holes kicked away from their homes are now living on the outskirts of our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new study.
A highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy, new data from NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory have suggested.
UCLA astronomers have discovered a remarkable star that orbits the enormous black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy in a blistering 11-and-a-half years.
Scientists have found the first group of galaxies that is just like ours, a rare sight in the local universe.
Nobel laureate Brian P. Schmidt believes that the universe would eventually fade away.
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