Study of 60,000 stars could help understand how Milky Way was formed

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.

Stellar patrons of Milky Way bar identified

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

Scientists create largest ever 3-D map of the Universe

Scientists have released the largest ever three-dimensional map of massive galaxies and distant black holes in our universe.