Two Giant Structures Have Been Found Billions of Light-Years Away

The early universe, according to the Standard Model of Cosmology, ought to be a fairly homogenous place, with little structure…

5 months ago

The Milky Way has an Inner Ring, Just Outside the Core

Combining data from the APOGEE survey and the Gaia Observatory with sophisticated models, a team of scientists has found a…

2 years ago

You Can Actually See the Milky Way’s Wave When You Map Its Stars

Spiral galaxies are one of the most commonly known types of galaxy.  Most people think of them as large round…

3 years ago

The Average Temperature of the Universe has Been Getting Hotter and Hotter

A recent study by an international team of scientists shows that the Universe is getting hotter (not cooler) with time!

4 years ago

The Most Comprehensive 3D Map of Galaxies Has Been Released

Using the largest survey ever conducted, a team of astronomers from the IfA have created the largest 3D catalog of…

4 years ago

Take a Flight Through the Most Detailed 3D Map of the Universe Ever Made

Once I accidentally took a photo of one of the most important stars in the Universe... Andromeda Galaxy imaged at…

4 years ago

Has a New Dwarf Galaxy Been Found Hiding Behind Andromeda?

Thanks to the work of an amateur astronomer, an international team of scientists recently confirmed the existence of a previously-unknown…

6 years ago

Scientist Find Treasure Trove of Giant Black Hole Pairs

In two new studies by international teams of astrophysicists, a wealth of merging black hole pairs have been discovered, which…

7 years ago

Ancient Impacts Shaped the Structure of the Milky Way

According to a new study using data from the SDSS, ripples in the Milky Way's disk may be indications of…

7 years ago

Could Garnet Planets be Habitable?

A study presented at the 229th Meeting of the AAS examines how the composition of stars can produce very different…

7 years ago