`Bone` of Milky Way identified

Astronomers have identified a new structure in the Milky Way - a long tendril of dust and gas that they are calling a "bone."

Giant ring of gas and dust spotted around Milky Way`s black hole

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.

Milky Way may host 17 billion Earth-size planets

At least 17 billion Earth-size planets may inhabit the Milky Way galaxy, RIA Novosti reported citing a new study by US astronomers.

Astronomers map galactic space geysers

A team of astronomers have claimed that they have helped map "monster outflows" of energy which are visible from Earth.

Stellar patrons of Milky Way bar identified

Astronomers now have the clearest understanding yet of the bar at the centre of the Milky Way.

Our solar system resembles other planetary systems in Milky Way

Results of a new research has altered the chronology of our solar system’s historical development.

Galaxy near Milky Way stealing stars from neighbour

Astronomers have accused the Large Magellanic Cloud – one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way – of stealing stars from its neighbour.

Milky Way`s 84 million stars catalogued

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.

Black hole set to devour cloud of dust, gas

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.

Twin black holes discovered in ancient star cluster

Astronomers have made an unexpected discovery of two black holes inside an ancient cluster of stars in the Milky Way.

Now, artificial intelligence algorithm to chart universe

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.

NASA captures pictures of dusty spiral galaxy

An outstanding image of a nearby galaxy has been captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Enormous halo of hot gas envelops Milky Way

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.

Star close to Earth that resists ageing discovered

Scientists have claimed that a member of a nearby cluster of stars in the Milky Way may hold the secret to eternal youth.

Artificial universe created with supercomputer

Harvard’s Odyssey supercomputer allowed simulations that compressed nearly 14 billion years into only a few months.

`Supermom` galaxy giving birth to multiple stars found

Scientists have discovered a cosmic `supermom` galaxy that gives birth to about 740 new stars a year, far more than what ours does.

Earliest spiral galaxy ever seen discovered

Astronomers have for the first time observed a spiral galaxy in the early universe, billions of years before many other spiral galaxies formed.

Hubble solves mystery of ghost galaxies

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 galaxy still ringing like bell after being hit 100m yrs ago

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.

`Milky Way destined for collision with Andromeda galaxy`

NASA astronomers have predicted a titanic collision between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy.