Deep images of the sky reveal that the universe contains billions of galaxies. Some, such as our own Milky Way, are immense, containing hundreds of billions of stars. Most [...]
A long skinny filament of dust and gas has been found in our galaxy that astronomers refer to as a “bone.”
Our neighboring galaxy Andromeda is being circled by about 30 smaller galaxies, half of which are in a vast thin plane like a pancake.
Supersonic geysers of charged particles have been discovered streaming from our galaxy’s center that span about two-thirds of the sky when viewed from Earth.
Over 10 times more stars than previously seen have been imaged in our galaxy’s central area with the VISTA infrared survey telescope.
New planets may be able to form in our galaxy’s Galactic Center, despite being the site of intense cosmic forces like supernova shock waves and the gravitational tides of a [...]
A cloud of gas with a strange helical structure has been found using the Nobeyama Radio Observatory (NRO) 45m Telescope in the Japan Alps.
The European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) has snapped this new picture of Messier 55, which contains some of our [...]
The globular star cluster, Messier 9 or NGC 6333, has been snapped in superlative detail by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Astronomers announced the most accurate determination yet of the color of the Milky Way Galaxy: pure white.