And this could prove the perfect opportunity to identify the elusive form of matter.
The same should happen six billion years from now when the Milky Way merges with Andromeda.
These flares should correspond to the point of no return for the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole.
Astronomers unravel a gruesome galactic murder… and we might be next!
The findings could topple our current understanding of how galaxies merge.
A breakthrough moment in astronomy.
Our galaxy still holds many secrets.
Scientists gain new insight into mysterious cloud formations traveling around the galaxy.
The Milky Way just got an ego boost.
If confirmed, this could indicate a remarkable progress in modern physics.
Drawn by gravity, a dwarf galaxy pair is leaving the void for a more crowded region of the universe.
The findings could reveal the location of the missing matter of our universe.
Of these planets, four are believed to potentially be similar to Earth.
Astronomers find the parent of an orphan planet. The finding makes the solar system the biggest in the galaxy.
The Milky Way has been around for at least 13.7 billion years, but it has its younger and older areas.
After five years of painstakingly stitching together pictures of the Milky Way, astronomers from Ruhr University Bochum have finally completed their masterpiece: the largest ever space photo. It has a whooping 46 billion megapixel and 194 GB in file size. It’s so large, in fact, that the astronomers had to cut it in 268 sections for it be manageable.
It is generally accepted that our galaxy has a diameter of nearly 100,000 light-years. However, findings of a new research, published in the Astrophysical Journal, suggest that the Milky Way may actually be 50% larger than previously thought. The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy containing our solar system. From Earth, the Milky Way appears as a band because its disk-shaped structure
Based on latest evidence and calculations, our entire galaxy, the Milky Way, might be a a huge wormhole, stable and navigable. Astrophysicists combined the equations from general relativity with a distribution of dark matter to reach this conclusion
Our sun is but a tiny speck of light among billions, part of the spiral galaxy we familiarly call the Milky Way. That in itself makes us puny humans feel extremely humble, but things get really out of proportion when you zoom out. Galaxies on their own turn congregate in the hundreds or even thousands, bound together by gravity to