Milky Way
New open cluster discovered using Gaia  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Using data from ESA's Gaia satellite, German astronomers have detected a new open cluster in the Milky Way galaxy. The newly found cluster, designated Gaia 8, consists of about 100 stars, most likely including the Beta... more
The Stellar Nurseries of Distant Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 17 hours
Star clusters are formed by the condensation of molecular clouds, masses of cold, dense gas that are found in every galaxy. The physical properties... more
The stellar nurseries of distant galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Star clusters are formed by the condensation of molecular clouds, masses of cold, dense gas that are found in every galaxy. The physical properties of these clouds in our own galaxy and nearby galaxies have been... more
The galaxy cluster Abell 959  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Most galaxies lie in clusters containing from a few to thousands of objects. Our Milky Way, for example, belongs to the Local Group, a cluster of about fifty galaxies whose other large member is the Andromeda galaxy about... more
Giant Balloon-like Structures Discovered at Center of Milky Way  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
An international team of astronomers, including Northwestern University's Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, has discovered one of the largest structures ever... more
Astronomers Chart 3D Structure of Magellanic Clouds  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Using data from the VISTA Magellanic Clouds (VMC) Survey, astronomers have explored the morphology of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, which... more
VISTA unveils a new image of the Large Magellanic Cloud  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Large Magellanic Cloud, or LMC, is one of our nearest galactic neighbors, at only 163,000 light years from Earth. With its sibling the Small Magellanic Cloud, these... more
Astronomers Detect Giant Radio Bubbles in Milky Way’s Center  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Astronomers using the MeerKAT telescope at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory have spotted a pair of enormous... more
Towering balloon-like features discovered near center of Milky Way  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have discovered one of the largest features ever observed in the center of the Milky Way: a pair of enormous radio-emitting bubbles that tower hundreds of light-years above and... more
Towering balloon-like structures discovered near center of the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of astronomers, including Northwestern University's Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, has discovered one of the largest structures ever observed in the Milky Way. A newly spotted pair of... more
Giant balloon-like structures discovered at center of Milky Way  nanowerk · 1 week
An international team of astronomers has discovered one of the largest structures ever observed in the Milky Way. A newly spotted pair of radio-emitting bubbles reach hundreds of light-years tall,... more
One of Milky Way’s Most Extreme Runaway Stars Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A runaway star called PG 1610+062 was probably ejected from the Milky Way’s Carina-Sagittarius spiral arm at a... more
Mid-mass black hole hurls star across the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of astronomers has pinpointed the origin of a runaway high-velocity star named PG 1610+062 and determined that it was likely ejected from its birth cluster with the... more
New high-mass gamma-ray binary discovered  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of astronomers has detected a new high-mass gamma-ray binary (HMGB) in the Milky Way galaxy. The newly found HMGB, designated 4FGL J1405.1-6119, is one of only a handful of such objects discovered to date. The... more
Image: Hubble spots a swarm of stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a dwarf galaxy named UGC 685. Such galaxies are small and contain just a tiny fraction of the number of stars in a galaxy like... more
ESA’s Gaia Space Telescope Traces Milky Way’s Stellar Families  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using data from ESA’s Gaia spacecraft have identified a number of clusters, associations and co-moving groups of... more
Busy Older Stars Outpace Stellar Youngsters, New Study Shows  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The oldest stars in our Galaxy are also the busiest, moving more rapidly than their younger counterparts in... more
Busy older stars outpace stellar youngsters  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The oldest stars in our Galaxy are also the busiest, moving more rapidly than their younger counterparts in and out of the disk of the Milky Way, according to a new analysis. more
Busy older stars outpace stellar youngsters, new study shows  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The oldest stars in our Galaxy are also the busiest, moving more rapidly than their younger counterparts in and out of the disk of the Milky Way, according to new... more
Gaia untangles the starry strings of the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Rather than leaving home young, as expected, stellar 'siblings' prefer to stick together in long-lasting, string-like groups, finds a new study of data from ESA's Gaia spacecraft. more
Gaia untangles the starry strings of the Milky Way  ESA · 3 weeks
Rather than leaving home young, as expected, stellar ‘siblings’ prefer to stick together in long-lasting, string-like groups, finds... more
Image: X-raying a galaxy's stellar remnants  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This colourful spread of light specks is in fact a record of extremely powerful phenomena taking place in a galaxy known as Messier 83, or M83. Located some 15 million light-years away, M83 is a barred... more
Where are new stars born? NASA's Webb Telescope will investigate  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When it comes to making new stars, the party is almost over in the present-day universe. In fact, it's been nearly over for billions of years. Our Milky... more
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