milky way center

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,…

5 months ago

Webb’s Infrared Eye Reveals the Heart of the Milky Way

The JWST is taking a break from studying the distant Universe and has trained its infrared eye on the heart…

6 months ago

Gaze Into the Heart of the Milky Way in This Latest JWST Image

Thanks to its infrared capabilities, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) allows astronomers to peer through the gas and dust…

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…

7 months ago

A Mysterious Blob Near the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Might Finally Have an Explanation

New research from UCLA's Galactic Center Group has found an explanation for the mysterious "blob" (X7) at the center of…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Best Image Ever Taken of Stars Buzzing Around the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

The GRAVITY collaboration just released the clearest images ever of the stars that orbit the supermassive black hole in the…

2 years ago

The Center of the Milky Way is the Most Likely Place to Find a Galactic Civilization

Aim for the Center The Milky Way is 13 BILLION years old. Some of our Galaxy's oldest stars were born…

3 years ago

The Spherical Structure at the Core of the Milky Way Formed in a Single Burst of Star Formation

Like other spiral galaxies, the Milky Way has a bulging sphere of stars in its center. It's called "The Bulge,"…

4 years ago

Astronomers See Through the Milky Way’s Dust to Track Where Radiation is Coming From at the Center of the Galaxy

The center of our very own galaxy might be one of the Universe's most mysterious places. Astronomers have to probe…

4 years ago