milky way galaxy

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…

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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

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

Maybe We Don’t See Aliens Because Nobody Wants to Come Here

The Fermi Paradox won't go away. It's one of our most compelling thought experiments, and generations of scientists keep wrestling…

3 months ago

A New Image From Webb Shows Galaxy NGC 1365, Known to Have an Actively Feeding Supermassive Black Hole

A new James Webb image shows the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy in stunning detail!

5 months ago

Part of the Milky Way Is Much Older Than Previously Believed

The Milky Way is older than astronomers thought, or part of it is. A newly-published study shows that part of…

10 months ago

A Detailed Scan of the Milky Way Finds Possible “Fossil” Spiral Arms

New research has revealed previously unknown wispy structures in the Milky Way disk that could offer clues about the history…

1 year ago

A Black Hole has been Found Lurking Just Outside the Milky Way

Astronomers have found a smaller, stellar-mass black hole lurking in a nearby satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way.  The…

1 year ago

The Milky Way Broke one of its Arms

The Milky Way galaxy is our home, and yet in some ways, it is the least understood galaxy. One of…

1 year ago

There Should be a few Supernovae in the Milky Way Every Century, but we’ve Only Seen 5 in the Last 1000 Years. Why?

Our galaxy hosts supernovae explosions a few times every century, and yet it's been hundreds of years since the last…

2 years ago