milky way galaxy

Gaia Hit by a Micrometeoroid AND Caught in a Solar Storm

For over ten years, the ESA's Gaia Observatory has monitored the proper motion, luminosity, temperature, and composition of over a…

3 days ago

Exomoons: Why study them? What can they teach us about finding life beyond Earth?

Universe Today has had the recent privilege of investigating a multitude of scientific disciplines, including impact craters, planetary surfaces, exoplanets,…

3 weeks ago

Nancy Grace Roman will Map the Far Side of the Milky Way

The Galaxy is a collection of stars, planets, gas clouds and to the dismay of astronomers, dust clouds. The dust…

4 months ago

Watch 14 Years of Gamma-Ray Observations in This Fascinating NASA Video

The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, named in honor of noted physicist Enrico Fermi, has been in operation for almost a…

7 months ago

There Could be Trillions of Rogue Planets Wandering the Milky Way

A pair of new studies set to be published in The Astronomical Journal examine new discoveries in the field of…

12 months ago

What Does the Milky Way Look Like?

A team from the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) has revealed a new picture of the Milky Way's morphology.

1 year ago

How Many Intergalactic Radio Stations Are Out There?

A new study suggests that we could expand the scope of SETI research by looking for civilizations beyond our galaxy.

1 year ago

Globular Star Clusters are Constantly Kicking Stars out of the Galaxy

All the stars we can see with the naked eye are part of the Milky Way. The gravitational power of…

1 year ago

Astronomers Uncover Mass Migration of Stars into Andromeda

Astronomers know that galaxies grow over time through mergers with other galaxies. We can see it happening in our galaxy.…

1 year ago

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…

1 year ago