Milky Way
IAU names landing site of Chinese Chang'e-4 probe on far side of the moon  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Statio Tianhe for the landing site... more
Tidal tails: The beginning of the end of an open star cluster  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
In the course of their life, open star clusters continuously lose stars to their surroundings. The resulting swath of tidal tails provides a glimpse... more
We Finally Know When Our Milky Way Will Crash Into the Andromeda Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The monster collision between our Milky Way and fellow spiral galaxy Andromeda will occur about 4.5 billion years from now, rather than... more
After a Slow Start, Milky Way's Neighbors Have Upped Their Star-Forming Game  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
As they prepare for their first lap around the Milky Way, our galaxy's nearest neighbors have shown a dramatic increase in star formation. more
Zwicky Transient Facility Nabs Supernovae, Stars, and More  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The results are rolling in from Caltech's newest state-of-the-art sky-surveying camera, which began operations at the Palomar Observatory in March... more
Gaia Clocks New Speeds for Milky Way Andromeda Collision  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
ESA’s Gaia satellite has looked beyond our Galaxy and explored two nearby galaxies to reveal the stellar motions... more
We Finally Know When Our Milky Way Will Crash Into the Andromeda Galaxy  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The monster collision between our Milky Way and fellow spiral galaxy Andromeda will occur about 4.5 billion years from now, rather than... more
Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The results are rolling in from Caltech's newest state-of-the-art sky-surveying camera, which began operations at the Palomar Observatory in March 2018. Called the Zwicky Transient Facility, or ZTF, the new instrument has... more
Gaia clocks new speeds for Milky Way-Andromeda collision  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA's Gaia satellite has looked beyond our Galaxy and explored two nearby galaxies to reveal the stellar motions within them and how they will one day interact and collide with the Milky... more
Gaia clocks new speeds for Milky Way-Andromeda collision  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s Gaia satellite has looked beyond our Galaxy and explored two nearby galaxies to reveal the stellar motions within them... more
Our Milky Way Galaxy Is Warped  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The first accurate 3D map of our galaxy reveals its true shape: warped and twisted. Astronomers from Macquarie University and the Chinese Academy of... more
These Bubbles of Star Birth in the Milky Way's Galactic Neighbor Look Spectacular!  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
A beautiful image of the Milky Way's closest galactic neighbor provides insight into how stars form. more
The Milky Way is warped  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Milky Way galaxy's disk of stars is anything but stable and flat. Instead, it becomes increasingly warped and twisted far away from the Milky Way's center, according to astronomers from National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of... more
Hubble Accidentally Discovers a New Galaxy in Cosmic Neighborhood  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The universe is very cluttered. Myriad island cities of stars, the galaxies, form a backdrop tapestry. Much closer... more
Goodbye to a beauty in the night sky  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For over a century and a half, Eta Carinae has been one of the most luminous – and most enigmatic – stars of the southern Milky Way. more
Where is Earth's Submoon?  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
“Can moons have moons?” This simple question—asked by the four-year old son of Carnegie’s Juna Kollmeier—started it all. Not long after this initial bedtime query, Kollmeier was coordinating... more
The Milky Way and Andromeda Loom Over a Dutch Sailboat in a Breathtaking Vertical Panorama  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
A vertical panorama of the night sky reveals a colorful sea of stars glistening above an old Dutch... more
Milky Way’s Neighbors Pick Up the Pace  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
After slowly forming stars for the first few billion years of their lives, the Magellanic Clouds, near neighbors of our own Milky... more
New detector fails to confirm would-be evidence of dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Almost 20 years ago, the DAMA/LIBRA experiment at Italy's Gran Sasso National Laboratory—LNGS began publishing data showing that it had detected a signal modulation produced by an interaction... more
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