Milky Way
Super Spirals Spin Faster Than Expected, Astronomers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Super spirals are the most massive star-forming disk galaxies in the Universe. They are much larger, brighter, and more massive... more
The Milky Way Stole Its Cosmic Neighbors from Another Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Our home galaxy stole several dwarf galaxies that used to belong to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a galaxy near the Milky Way. more
Black Holes Stunt Growth of Dwarf Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf... more
Dark matter tugs the most massive spiral galaxies to breakneck speeds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When it comes to galaxies, how fast is fast? The Milky Way, an average spiral galaxy, spins at a speed of 130 miles per second (210... more
Why Is the Milky Way Galaxy Getting So Gassy?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Using 10 years of data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the team of astronomers concluded that there is more gas coming into our galaxy than leaving it. more
Milky Way Galaxy Accretes More Gas Than Expected  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Using data gathered by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have calculated the mass inflow and outflow rates of cool... more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A team of astronomers has discovered that several of the small -- or 'dwarf' -- galaxies orbiting the Milky Way were likely stolen from the Large Magellanic Cloud,... more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Just like the moon orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the sun, galaxies orbit each other according to the predictions of cosmology. more
Milky Way raids intergalactic 'bank accounts'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Gas blown out of the Milky Way disk from exploding stars falls back onto the galaxy to form new generations of stars. In an effort to account for this recycling process, astronomers were surprised to find... more
Milky Way raids intergalactic 'bank accounts,' Hubble study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Our Milky Way is a frugal galaxy. Supernovas and violent stellar winds blow gas out of the galactic disk, but that gas falls back onto the galaxy to form new... more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Research shows our galaxy is undergoing a massive merger with its largest satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. more
Milky Way's center will be revealed by NASA's Webb Telescope  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The center of our galaxy is a crowded place: A black hole weighing 4 million times as much as our sun is surrounded by millions of stars whipping... more
Early Earthlings May Have Watched the Galaxy's Center Explode 3.5 Million Years Ago  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The mysterious Fermi bubbles at the center of the Milky Way may have been caused by a gargantuan nuclear explosion 3.5 million... more
Highly Energetic Explosion Occurred in Milky Way’s Center 3.5 Million Years Ago  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
About 3.5 million years ago, a Seyfert flare from Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, created... more
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a... more
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a... more
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers find evidence of a cataclysmic flare that punched so far out of the galaxy its impact was felt 200,000 light years away. more
Andromeda Galaxy Swallowed Many Dwarf Galaxies During Its Lifetime  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
An analysis of data from the Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey (PAndAS) has uncovered two major episodes of accretion, probably... more
The Violent History of the Big Galaxy Next Door  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astronomers have pieced together the cannibalistic past of our neighboring large galaxy Andromeda, which has now set its... more
The mass inflow and outflow rates of the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
According to the most widely accepted cosmological models, the first galaxies began to form between 13 and 14 billion years ago. Over the course of the next billion... more
The violent history of the big galaxy next door  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Astronomers have pieced together the cannibalistic past of our neighboring large galaxy Andromeda, which has now set its sights on the Milky Way as its next main course. more
The violent history of the big galaxy next door  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronomers have pieced together the cannibalistic past of our neighbouring large galaxy Andromeda, which has now set its sights on the Milky Way as its next main course.    more
Hubble Catalog of Variable Sources Released  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Using data collected by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have created the deepest ever catalog of variable sources (variable stars in our Milky... more
Milky Way's satellite globular cluster studied in detail  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Using the Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) and Keck Observatory, an international group of astronomers has performed a photometric and spectroscopic study of Laevens 3—a satellite globular cluster in the Milky Way galaxy. The... more
Better than earth? Are there superhabitable worlds in the Milky Way?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
I've said many times in the past that the Earth is the best planet in the universe. No matter where we go, we'll never find a... more
Black hole seeds missing in cosmic garden  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the vast garden of the universe, the heaviest black holes grew from seeds. Nourished by the gas and dust they consumed, or by merging with other dense objects, these seeds grew in size... more
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