Astronomers have identified a new structure in the Milky Way - a long tendril of dust and gas that they are calling a "bone."
Researchers have captured new images of a ring of gas and dust seven light-years in diameter surrounding the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
At least 17 billion Earth-size planets may inhabit the Milky Way galaxy, RIA Novosti reported citing a new study by US astronomers.
A team of astronomers have claimed that they have helped map "monster outflows" of energy which are visible from Earth.
Astronomers now have the clearest understanding yet of the bar at the centre of the Milky Way.
Results of a new research has altered the chronology of our solar system’s historical development.
Astronomers have accused the Large Magellanic Cloud – one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way – of stealing stars from its neighbour.
An international team of astronomers has created a nine-gigapixel zoomable image of 84 million stars, using the UK-built VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory.
A black hole in the centre of our galaxy is getting ready to devour much of an approaching cloud of dust and gas known as G2.
Astronomers have made an unexpected discovery of two black holes inside an ancient cluster of stars in the Milky Way.
Astronomers in Germany have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to help them chart and explain the structure and dynamics of the universe around us with unprecedented accuracy.
An outstanding image of a nearby galaxy has been captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found evidence that our Milky Way Galaxy is embedded in an enormous halo of hot gas.
Scientists have claimed that a member of a nearby cluster of stars in the Milky Way may hold the secret to eternal youth.
Harvard’s Odyssey supercomputer allowed simulations that compressed nearly 14 billion years into only a few months.
Scientists have discovered a cosmic `supermom` galaxy that gives birth to about 740 new stars a year, far more than what ours does.
Astronomers have for the first time observed a spiral galaxy in the early universe, billions of years before many other spiral galaxies formed.
For many years, astronomers have been trying to find out why some puny, extremely faint dwarf galaxies spotted in our Milky Way galaxy’s back yard contain so few stars.
Our Milky Way had an encounter with a small galaxy or massive dark matter structure perhaps 100 million years ago, and is still ringing like a bell from the impact, revealed newly discovered evidence.
NASA astronomers have predicted a titanic collision between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy.
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