Latest Milky Way Galaxy Stories
Scientists have discovered a rare celestial entity that could help test predictions of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
Many supermassive black holes emit a jet of high-energy particles as a byproduct of engulfing large quantities of mass and energy, and NASA researchers have just discovered that the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way is no different.
A supernova is one of the most brilliant events to take place in the universe and astronomers at The Ohio State University have determined we will see one in the Milky Way galaxy within the next 50 years.
The Chandra Data Archive (CDA) plays a central role in the mission by enabling the astronomical community – as well as the general public – access to data collected by the observatory.
During the last few hundred years, the dim region very close to the supermassive black hole near the center of the Milky Way flared up with at least two luminous outbursts, according to a team of researchers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Around 2 million years ago, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy erupted in a blaze of glory big enough to leave a residual glow that can still be seen today.
A long-standing mystery concerning super massive black holes at the center of galaxies has been solved by a team of astronomers using NASA’s super-sensitive Chandra X-ray space telescope.
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...