milky way

According to Simulations, the Milky Way is One in a Million

Humanity is in a back-and-forth relationship with nature. First, we thought we were at the center of everything, with the…

2 days ago

A New Survey of the Milky Way Reveals Billions of Objects, Helping to Map Our Surroundings in Three Dimensions

The Dark Energy Camera Plane Survey 2 (DECaPS2) is out. This is the second data release from DECaPS, and the…

3 days ago

You’re Looking at a Map of the Milky Way’s Magnetic Field

Using telescopes that study the sky in the microwave part of the electromagnetic spectrum, astronomers have successfully mapped the structure…

1 week ago

Astronomers use the World's Biggest Radio Telescope to map new Features of the Milky Way

Using China's FAST radio telescope, a team of Chinese researchers observed previously-unmapped regions of the Milky Way and made some…

2 weeks ago

Newly Found Stars are Technically in the Milky Way, but They’re Halfway to Andromeda

We all know our galaxy, the Milky Way, is big. Really big. But, exactly how far out does it extend?…

2 weeks ago

A new 3D map of the Milky Way Uses close to 66,000 Stars and Reveals New Details About the Shape of our Galaxy

A new study by a team of Polish astronomers has revealed details about the shape of the Milky Way's center…

2 months ago

The Milky Way’s Stellar Halo Isn’t a Sphere After All

Our galaxy's stellar halo is giving astronomers some new food for thought. It turns out everyone thought the halo was…

2 months ago

A Dwarf Galaxy Passed Close to the Milky Way and Left Ripples in its Wake

An ancient collison with the Milky Way is still causing ripples in our galaxy according to Gaia data.

4 months ago

Star Formation in the Center of the Milky Way Started at the Core and Then Worked its way out

Based on a new survey of the Milky Way's center, a team of researchers has concluded that star formation began…

5 months ago

Is This the Future of the Milky Way?

The central region of the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 474. It's set against a backdrop of more distant galaxies. Will…

8 months ago