An international team of astronomers recently conducted a study of the Milky Way center to determine why it has a comparatively low rate of star formation.
Thanks to a new study by a team of Spanish researchers, the oldest star in the Milky Way may have finally been discovered
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A new radio wave map of the Milky Way Galaxy is our most detailed yet and will be the basis for further study of the Milky Way for years to come.
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There’s nothing an astronomer – whether professional or amateur – loves more than a clear dark night sky away from the city lights. Outside the glare and glow and cloud cover that most of us experience every day, the night sky comes alive with a life of its own. Thousands upon countless thousands of glittering […]
Researchers from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have devised a new way to measure the mass of our galaxy – using hypervelocity stars!
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I’ve often been asked the question, “Can the astronauts on the Space Station see the stars?” Astronaut Jack Fischer provides an unequivocal answer of “yes!” with a recent post on Twitter of a timelapse he took from the ISS. Fischer captured the arc of the Milky Way in all its glory, saying it “paints the […]
A new video based on ESA’s Gaia Mission lets you gaze into the crystal ball and watch the Milky Way galaxy evolve right before your eyes.
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Watch several dozen stars in the center of our galaxy circle a massive, black “nothing.”
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