galactic core

Astronomers Scan the Center of the Milky Way for Any Sign of Intelligent Civilizations. Nothing but Silence.

Are there civilizations somewhere else in the Universe? Somewhere else in the Milky Way? That's one of our overarching questions,…

6 months ago

There are new Stars Forming Near the Core of the Milky Way Despite the Harsh Environment

The central core of our galaxy is not a friendly place for star formation, and yet new observations have revealed…

1 year ago

The Core Of The Milky Way Is An Extreme Place

Astronomers always like to look at incredibly violent places.  Violence, in the astronomical sense, makes for rare conditions that can…

1 year ago

Astronomers Find the Source of the Huge Bubbles of Gas Flowing Out of the Milky Way, Still No Idea What Caused Them

There's an unusual paradox hampering research into parts of the Milky Way. Dense gas blocks observations of the galactic core,…

2 years ago

What Part of the Milky Way Can We See?

When you look up and see the Milky Way, you're gazing into the heart of our home galaxy. What, exactly,…

8 years ago