milky way galaxy

The Destruction of Dark Matter isn’t Causing Extra Radiation at the Core of the Milky Way

While recent studies suggest that dark matter interactions might create gamma rays, a new study of gamma rays in our…

1 month ago

A Globular Cluster was Completely Dismantled and Turned Into a Ring Around the Milky Way

An international team of astronomers discovered some surprising when studying a debris ring around our Milky Way: the remnants of…

3 months 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 months ago

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 2608, Surrounded by Many Many Other Galaxies

Meet NGC 2608, a barred spiral galaxy about 93 million light years away, in the constellation Cancer. Also called Arp…

4 months ago

New Estimate Calculates There Could be 30 Intelligent Civilizations Communicating Across the Milky Way

Over the years, scientific estimates of potential intelligent life in our galaxy have ranged widely. Some estimates say just one…

4 months ago

Hubble Photo of Globular Cluster NGC 6441, One of the Most Massive in the Milky Way

The Hubble Space Telescope has delivered another outstanding image. This one is of NGC 6441, a massive globular cluster in…

5 months ago

Rare “Ring Galaxy” Seen in the Early Universe

Astronomers have discovered a collisional ring galaxy that existed when the Universe was just 3 billion years old, a find…

5 months ago

WFIRST Will Use Relativity to Find More Exoplanets!

When it deploys in 2025, NASA's WFIRST mission will rely on the gravitational microlensing technique to locate exoplanets near the…

7 months ago

The Disk of the Milky Way is Warped Because it Already Collided With Another Galaxy

Using data from the second Gaia data release, a team of astronomers has demonstrated that the "warp" in our galaxy…

8 months ago

More Mysterious Space Blobs Have Been Found Near the Center of the Milky Way

Scientists have found six objects near the center of our galaxy that orbit Sagittarius A. These objects appear to be…

9 months ago