Latest Milky Way Galaxy Stories
Researchers from a Japanese university have discovered intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH) candidates at the center of the Milky Way.
According to a post by the European Research Media Center, the black hole in the center of our galaxy is about to meet up with a giant gas cloud in 2013.
Gamma-ray beams seen in the Milky Way's central black hole suggest that the galaxy's center was much more active in the past, according to new research.
More than one billion stars in the Milky Way can be seen together in detail for the first time in an image captured by astronomers.
Astronomers from the U.K., France and Germany have discovered vast amounts of gas and dust in the galaxy containing the most distant supermassive black hole known to science.
A team of volunteers has pored over observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and discovered more than 5,000 "bubbles" in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy. Young, hot stars blow these bubbles into surrounding gas and dust, indicating areas of brand new star formation.
NASA said on Wednesday that the giant black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy may be consuming asteroids.
The massive black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy is destined to be invaded by a gas cloud, creating a violent encounter, according to astronomers.
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...
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).