galactic bulge

This Globular Cluster is Plunging Toward the Milky Way’s Centre

Globular clusters (GCs) are spherical groups of stars held together by mutual gravity. Large ones can have millions of stars,…

6 months ago

Astronomers Want JWST to Study the Milky Way Core for Hundreds of Hours

To understand the Universe, we need to understand the extreme processes that shape it and drive its evolution. Things like…

9 months ago

The Hubble Imaged Some Globular Clusters in an Unusual Place: Near the Milky Way’s Centre

Our galaxy has about 200 Globular Clusters (GCs,) and most of them are in the galaxy's halo. Astronomers think most…

10 months 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 years ago

At the Heart of the Milky Way, Stars Come Close to Each Other All the Time

A new study provides new estimates on how often stars near the center of our galaxy experience "close encounters," which…

4 years ago

This Galaxy is the Very Definition of “Flocculent”

I know you're Googling "flocculent" right now, unless you happen to be a chemist, or maybe a home brewer. You…

4 years ago