Latest Galactic astronomy Stories
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) billion-star surveyor mission is slowly beginning to see more clearly. The Gaia spacecraft took a test image of a dense star of clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud to help fine tune its instruments.
Astronomers have located one of the most powerful black holes ever discovered – a gravity-intense region of space that is located nearly four billion light years from Earth and has prevented trillions of stars from forming.
New research from the Gaia-ESO project confirmed previous theories on the inside-out development of the Milky Way, which holds that the inner regions of the galaxy’s disc were the first to form.
A surprising new class of hypervelocity stars has been discovered by an international team of astronomers.
A new planetarium show, Journey to a billion Suns, premieres today in Hamburg, Germany, to tell the fascinating story of mapping the Milky Way, from ancient times to ESA’s recently launched Gaia mission.
A 12-year study of massive stars has reaffirmed that our Galaxy has four spiral arms, following years of debate sparked by images taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope that only showed two arms.
Milky Way Project is releasing more images with a whole new set of "animals" to track in the cosmic zoo.
Astronomers have discovered a giant star-forming region located 36,000 light-years away from Earth shining 100 times brighter than the Orion nebula.
The Milky Way galaxy recently got a little easier to understand. A group of astronomers created a new 3D map of the stars that reside in the center of the Milky Way which shows, more clearly than ever, the bulge located at the core of our galaxy.
Astronomers have discovered a magnetic field deep within the Smith Cloud’s interior that may protect the giant galactic streamer of hydrogen gas during its projected collision with the Milky Way galaxy.
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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