Milky Way part of newly identified galactic super cluster
Milky Way part of newly identified galactic super cluster

A team of astronomers has demonstrated that our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is part of a newly identified ginormous super cluster of galaxies, dubbed as "Laniakea", meaning "immense heaven" in Hawaiian.

Milky Way is way smaller than thought

The Milky Way is lighter than astronomers previously thought, according to new research that weighed up our galaxy precisely for the first time.

Simulation helps study oldest-known star in galaxy

Astrophysicists conducted a simulation study in order to have a better understanding of the formation of the oldest-known star in the galaxy.

Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of galaxy at one million kilometres per hour: Study

New research by academics at the University of Sheffield has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies, deepening our understanding of the future of the Milky Way.

How bigger galaxies eat smaller ones

Astronomers studying the feeding habits of a cosmic cannibal have found how bigger galaxies absorb smaller ones.

Milky Way may have 100 million life-supporting planets

Our Milky Way galaxy may house 100 million other planets that could support complex life, according to a new study.

Full dark-matter jacket helped failed dwarf galaxy survive galactic collision

Researchers have said that like a bullet wrapped in a full metal jacket, a high-velocity hydrogen cloud hurtling toward the Milky Way appears to be encased in a shell of dark matter.

Globular clusters rotate around common axis

While studying some of the oldest star clusters in our galaxy, astronomers from the University of Texas at Austin and Germany`s Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) found that the stars at the centers of these clusters are rotating around a common axis.

Astronomers discover fossil galaxy revealing early universe facts

Astronomers have discovered a new galaxy called as ``fossil galaxy`` which is believed to be a left over from the early universe.

Entire star cluster thrown out of its galaxy

A galaxy known as M87 has thrown an entire star cluster named HVGC-1 (hypervelocity globular cluster) is now on a fast journey to nowhere.

Revealed: How our galaxies are connected

Know how galaxies across the universe are connected? Opening a new chapter in unlocking this mystery, for the first time, astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM) - the diffuse gas that connects galaxies.

New stars being born at our galaxy`s edge

According to a thrilling research, gas from another galaxy is hitting our own, triggering the birth of bright new stars and adding fresh lustre to the Milky Way.

Little gas cloud`s fate could reveal much about growth of black holes

Researchers have said that the gas cloud that`s edging closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy could reveal much about these entities.

NASA telescope captures 360-degree glimpse of the Milky Way galaxy

Scientists at NASA have come up with an interactive map of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Some galaxies in early universe grew up quickly

A team of researchers has discovered the most distant examples of galaxies that were already mature and massive.

Milky Way`s location among `Council of Giants` mapped

Researchers have found that the Milky Way and Andromeda are encircled by twelve large galaxies arranged in a ring about 24-light-years across.

Spin speed determines size of spiral galaxies

Australian astronomers have discovered what makes some spiral galaxies fat and bulging while others flat discs - it`s all about how fast they spin.

Stream of stars in Andromeda galaxy shows cosmic collision

Researchers at Niels Bohr Institute have detected a stream of stars in one of the Andromeda Galaxy`s outer satellite galaxies, a dwarf galaxy called Andromeda II.

NASA`s Hubble telescope measures rotation rate of galaxy

Astronomers for the first time have precisely measured the rotation rate of a galaxy based on the clock-like movement of its stars.

Star-rich galaxy found from universe`s baby years

Astronomers have found an old and distant galaxy that is believed to date back to a time when the universe was just 650 million years old, a fraction of its current age.