Milky Way
Spinning Star Hurtles Through Space at 2.5 Million Mph After Swift Kick from Supernova  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 hours
One of the fastest-moving pulsars ever has been discovered careening away from a supernova so quickly it will eventually escape... more
Supernova 'Kicks' Spinning Star So Hard, It's Hurtling Through Space at 2.5 Million MPH  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 hours
One of the fastest-moving pulsars ever has been discovered careening away from a supernova so quickly it will eventually escape... more
Ultra-sharp images make old stars look absolutely marvelous  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Using high-resolution adaptive optics imaging from the Gemini Observatory, astronomers have uncovered one of the oldest star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. The remarkably sharp image looks back into the early... more
Galactic center visualization delivers star power  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Want to take a trip to the center of the Milky Way? Check out a new immersive, ultra-high-definition visualization. This 360-movie offers an unparalleled opportunity to look around the center of the galaxy, from the vantage... more
X-ray ‘chimneys’ connect the Milky Way to mysterious gamma-ray bubbles  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
Two columns of X-rays that are hundreds of light-years long could explain the existence of giant bubbles of energetic light that sandwich the galaxy. more
Giant ‘chimneys’ vent X-rays from Milky Way’s core  ESA · 2 days
By surveying the centre of our Galaxy, ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered two colossal ‘chimneys’ funneling material from the vicinity of... more
New 3-D map will help solve long-standing cosmic mysteries  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study led by ANU has created a 3D map of the magnetic field in a small wedge of the Milky Way galaxy, paving the way for future discoveries... more
Gorgeous Hubble Photo Gives Glimpse of Milky Way's Fate  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
A new image from the venerable Hubble Space Telescope shows what happens when two galaxies collide — an experience our own Milky Way will have in a few billion years. more
Researchers confirm massive hyper-runaway star ejected from the Milky Way Disk  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A fast-moving star may have been ejected from the Milky Way's stellar disk by a cluster of young stars, according to researchers from the University of... more
What does the Milky Way weigh? Hubble and Gaia investigate  nanowerk · 2 weeks
We can't put the whole Milky Way on a scale, but astronomers have been able to come up with one of the most accurate measurements yet of our... more
How Massive Is the Milky Way?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
It's a straightforward question, but not an easy one to answer. more
Hubble and Gaia accurately weigh the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a striking example of multi-mission astronomy, measurements from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the ESA Gaia mission have been combined to improve the estimate of the mass of our home... more
Weighing the Milky Way  ESA · 2 weeks
Measurements from Hubble and Gaia improve our estimate of the mass of our Galaxy: 1.5 trillion solar masses more
Galactic wind provides clues to evolution of galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Cigar Galaxy (also known as M82) is famous for its extraordinary speed in making new stars, with stars being born 10 times faster than in the Milky Way. Now, data from... more
Physicists analyze rotational dynamics of galaxies and influence of the photon mass  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The rotation of stars in galaxies such as our Milky Way is puzzling. The orbital speeds of stars should decrease with their distance from... more
Help shape ESA’s space science programme  ESA · 3 weeks
How did our Milky Way galaxy form? How do black holes grow? What is the origin of our Solar System? Are there other worlds... more
Astronomers Find Anemic Ultra-Diffuse Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Ultra-diffuse galaxies are a relatively new class of galaxies that were first discovered in 2015. They are as large as our Milky Way but have between... more
Past and Future Generations of Stars in NGC 300  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
This swirling palette of colors portrays the life cycle of stars in a spiral galaxy known as NGC... more
Simultaneous X-ray and infrared observations of the galactic center  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The supermassive black hole (SMBH) at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, Sagittarius A*, is by far the closest such object to us, only about 25 thousand light-years away.... more
Galactic center visualization delivers star power
Hubble and Gaia accurately weigh the Milky Way