Latest Galactic astronomy Stories
The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope has helped astronomers catch a supermassive black hole ripping apart a gas cloud for the first time.
As galaxies grow over the course of billions of years, they apparently use the cosmic equivalent of bendy straws to feed on cold gas and gain mass, according to new research published in the May 20 edition of the Astrophysical Journal.
When galaxies form new stars, they can create frantic episodes of activity known as starbursts. Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope say these events can affect galactic gas at distances of up to 20 times greater than the visible size of the galaxy.
Using observations from an airborne observatory, NASA researchers have discovered new details on how massive stars form within a cloud of interstellar gas and dust.
Scientists are coming together this summer to try and collaborate on solving the mystery of dark matter.
NASA’s Swift space observatory detected the previously undiscovered remains of a supernova during an extensive X-ray survey of the Milky Way.
Astronomers have now accurately measured the distance to our neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud after using observations of eclipsing binaries.
A pair of French scientists has been able to recreate how the Milky Way’s spiral arms looked millions of years ago.
In today's Your Universe Today Podcast, Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicist Dr. Matthew Walker explores the question: "What is Dark Matter?"
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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