Milky Way
How does our Milky Way galaxy get its spiral form?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A question that has long puzzled scientists is how our Milky Way galaxy which has an elegant spiral shape with long arms, took this form. more
Researchers estimate the mass of the Milky Way to be 890 billion times that of our sun  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team of researchers has used sophisticated models to calculate the mass of... more
Annihilating Dark Matter May Lurk in Milky Way’s Center  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Gamma rays — the most energetic waves in the electromagnetic spectrum — are typically produced by the hottest,... more
Research group confirm planet-mass objects in extragalactic systems  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A University of Oklahoma research group is reporting the detection of extragalactic planet-mass objects in a second and third galaxy beyond the Milky Way after the first detection in 2018. With the... more
Astronomers confirm planet-mass objects in extragalactic systems  nanowerk · 4 days
Astronomers are reporting the detection of extragalactic planet-mass objects in a second and third galaxy beyond the Milky Way after the first detection in 2018. With the existing observational resources, it is impossible to... more
Planet-mass objects in extragalactic systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A research group is reporting the detection of extragalactic planet-mass objects in a second and third galaxy beyond the Milky Way after the first detection in 2018. With the existing observational resources, it is impossible to directly detect... more
Is there dark matter at the center of the Milky Way?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
MIT physicists are reigniting the possibility, which they previously had snuffed out, that a bright burst of gamma rays at the center of our galaxy may... more
Is there dark matter at the center of the Milky Way?  nanowerk · 5 days
A new analysis puts dark matter back in the game as a possible source of energy excess at the galactic center. more
Second stellar population found in Milky Way's thick disk  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study on the kinematics and chemical composition of a sample of stars in the vicinity of the sun, led by Dr. Daniela Carollo, researcher of the Italian National... more
Is there dark matter at the center of the Milky Way?  MIT · 5 days
A new analysis puts dark matter back in the game as a possible source of energy excess at the galactic center. more
IRAS 18379–1707 is a metal-poor high-velocity star, observations find  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Astronomers have conducted high-resolution spectroscopic observations of IRAS 18379–1707 (or LS 5112), a candidate post-asymptotic giant branch (post-AGB) star in the Milky Way galaxy. Results of the observations provide more... more
Astronomers Find ‘Impossible’ Stellar Black Hole in Milky Way  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An international team of astronomers has discovered an exceptionally massive black hole of stellar origin with a mass... more
Mapping our galaxy's magnetic field  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers from CSIRO and Curtin University have used pulsars to probe the Milky Way's magnetic field. Working with colleagues in Europe, Canada, and South Africa, they have published the most precise catalogue of measurements towards mapping our Galaxy's... more
The Simultaneous Merging of Giant Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
An international research team led by scientists from Göttingen and Potsdam proved for the first time that the galaxy NGC 6240 contains three supermassive... more
NASA's Webb to unveil the secrets of nearby dwarf galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In two separate studies using NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, a team of astronomers will observe dwarf galaxy companions to the Milky Way and the nearby Andromeda... more
Outback telescope captures Milky Way center, discovers remnants of dead stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A radio telescope in the Western Australian outback has captured a spectacular new view of the center of the galaxy in which we live, the Milky... more
Astronomers Discover 27 New Supernova Remnants in Milky Way  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
An international team of astronomers has detected 27 new supernova remnants using a data release of the GaLactic... more
Outback telescope captures Milky Way center, discovers remnants of dead stars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A radio telescope in the Western Australian outback has captured a spectacular new view of the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The image from the... more
Image: Orion A in infrared  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Stars form within giant clouds of gas and dust that pervade galaxies like our own Milky Way. This image depicts one such cloud, known as Orion A, as seen by ESA's Herschel and Planck space observatories. more
Orion A in infrared  ESA · 4 weeks
Image: Stars form within giant clouds of gas and dust that pervade galaxies like our own Milky Way. This image depicts one such cloud, known as Orion A,... more
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