Latest Galactic astronomy Stories
A team of Brazilian astronomers were surprised when they investigated a seemingly empty spot in the Milky Way and found a stellar nursery containing 2 clusters of stars.
The Coma Cluster, a massive grouping of galaxies located 300 million light-years from Earth, is home to a group of 47 galaxies that are rich in dark matter and may be so-called ‘failed’ galaxies, researchers from Yale University report in a new study.
Dark matter, the hypothetical matter that is cannot be observed using telescopes but is believed to be responsible for huge gravitational effects in the universe, could be indirectly responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs, according to one New York University professor.
Citizen scientists scanning thousands of images from the Spitzer Space Telescope helped NASA scientists discover mysterious objects which have now been identified as a phase of massive star formation, officials at the US space agency announced on Tuesday.
Detailed analysis of different stellar populations in the disk of Andromeda suggests the galaxy may have had a far more violent history of mergers with smaller galaxies than the Milky Way, researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz report in a new study.
Stars reveal how old they are through their spin rate, and just as we humans slow down as we grow older, so do the massive, luminous balls of plasma found in space, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature.
While the pastel tones and fine texture of this image may bring to mind brush strokes on an artist’s canvas, they are in fact a visualization of data from ESA’s Planck satellite.
Thanks to the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, some of the most mysterious cosmic residents have just become even more puzzling.
UCSB astrophysicist uses data gathered by a Russian spacecraft to bring science one step closer to figuring out the mysteries of our galaxy’s core.
Milky Way Galaxy -- The Milky Way (a translation of the Latin Via Lactea, in turn derived from the Greek Galaxia (gala, galactos means "milk")) is a hazy band of white light across the night sky formed by billions of stars in the disc of our galaxy. The Milky Way appears brightest in the direction of Sagittarius, where the galactic centre lies. Relative to the celestial equator, the Milky Way passes as far north as the constellation of Cassiopeia and as far south as the constellation of...
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