milky way galaxy

This is the Core of the Milky Way, Seen in Infrared, Revealing Features Normally Hidden by Gas and Dust

The world's largest airborne telescope, SOFIA, has peered into the core of the Milky Way and captured a crisp image…

3 years ago

100,000 Supernovae Exploded Near the Core of the Milky Way

Using data from the GALACICNUCLEUS survey, a team of astronomers has determined that star formation occurred in massive bursts in…

3 years ago

This Galaxy Has Been Home to 5 Supernovae in the Last 20 Years

A NASA image showcases the beauty of the NGC 5468 galaxy, which has experienced 5 supernovae in the last 20…

3 years ago

A New Way to Measure the Age of the Milky Way

Using data collected by Kepler's K2 observation campaign, an international team of scientists was able to more accurately predict the…

3 years ago

Earth, Solar System, Milky Way. Are they Getting More or Less Massive Over Time?

According to a study by The Milky Way Halo Research Group, we now know how quickly the Milky Way is…

3 years ago

Gaia Mission is Mapping Out the Bar at the Center of the Milky Way

The latest discovery to come from Gaia's years of observing the Milky Way is the first 3D measurements of our…

3 years ago

The Most Efficient Way to Explore the Entire Milky Way, Star by Star

At this year's Global Trajectory Optimization Competition (GTOC), a team from the ESA presented a model for how humanity could…

3 years ago

Perfect Example of a Barred Spiral Galaxy, Seen Face On. This is What Our Milky Way Might Look Like

The Hubble Space Telescope has given us a beautiful image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7773. This is a…

3 years ago

Voyager and Pioneer’s Grand Tour of the Milky Way

A new study takes a look at where the Voyager and Pioneer probes might one day venture to as they…

4 years ago

Thanks to Gaia, We Now Know Exactly When We’ll be Colliding with Andromeda

Astronomers have known for some time that the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies will collide on some future date.…

4 years ago