Latest Galactic astronomy Stories
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?"
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to peer deep into the vast stellar halo that envelopes our galaxy have uncovered tantalizing evidence for the possible existence of a shell of stars that are a relic of cannibalism by our Milky Way.
On large astronomical scales, gravity remains the dominant force acting on heavenly bodies. But when it comes to young clusters of stars, researchers say these crowded environments cannot be fully accounted for by a simple view of gravity.
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) released a stunning new image of a dark cloud where new stars are forming, along with a cluster of brilliant stars that have already emerged from the stellar nursery.
Astronomers affiliated with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have discovered a new "bone" in the structure of the Milky Way – a lengthy tendril comprised of dust and gas.
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...