Milky Way
Where are new stars born? NASA's Webb Telescope will investigate  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
When it comes to making new stars, the party is almost over in the present-day universe. In fact, it's been nearly over for billions of years. Our Milky... more
New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A second planet has been discovered circling Beta Pictoris, a fledgling star in our own galaxy offering astronomers a rare glimpse of a planetary system in the making,... more
Spotting merging galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Over 30 years ago, the Infrared Astronomy Satellite discovered that the universe contained many extremely luminous galaxies, some more than a thousand times brighter than our own Milky Way, but which are practically invisible at optical wavelengths. These galaxies are... more
Virtual 'universe machine' sheds light on galaxy evolution  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
How do galaxies such as our Milky Way come into existence? How do they grow and change over time? The science behind galaxy formation has remained a puzzle for decades, but a... more
Astronomers identify dozens of new Beta Cephei stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT), astronomers have detected 86 new Beta Cephei (β Cep) stars in the Milky Way galaxy. The discovery, detailed in a paper published July 26 on... more
Astronomers Discover Milky Way’s Most Iron-Poor Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
SMSS J160540.18-144323.1, an ultra-metal-poor red giant star located in the halo of the Milky Way, on the other side of the Galaxy... more
Astronomers Create New 3D Map of Milky Way Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
By measuring the distance from the Sun to thousands of classical Cepheid stars and the associated young stellar... more
Image: Hubble traces a galaxy's outer reaches  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Believe it or not, this long, luminous streak, speckled with bright blisters and pockets of material, is a spiral galaxy like our Milky Way. But how could that be?  more
A 3-D model of the Milky Way Galaxy using data from Cepheids  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers at the University of Warsaw has created the most accurate 3-D model of the Milky Way Galaxy to date. In... more
New 3D Map of the Milky Way Shows Our Galaxy's Heart Is Totally Twisted  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Researchers have mapped the Milky Way in unprecedented detail using data from thousands of giant, pulsating stars. more
A three-dimensional map of the Milky Way using classical Cepheid variable stars  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy, with physical properties inferred from various tracers informed by the extrapolation of structures seen in other... more
Production Sites of Stars are Rare  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the Nobeyama Radio Obeservatory (NRO) 45-m telescope found that high-density gas, the material for stars, accounts for only 3% of the total... more
Astronomers Observe Stellar Occultation by Jupiter’s Moon Europa  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
In March 2017, Brazilian National Observatory astronomer Bruno Morgado and colleagues took advantage of the beginning of the Jupiter passage through... more
Production sites of stars are rare  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Astronomers using the Nobeyama Radio Obeservatory (NRO) 45-m telescope found that high-density gas, the material for stars, accounts for only 3% of the total mass of gas distributed in the Milky Way. This result provides key... more
Production sites of stars are rare  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Astronomers using the Nobeyama Radio Obeservatory (NRO) 45-meter telescope found that high-density gas, the material for stars, accounts for only 3 percent of the total mass of gas distributed in the Milky Way. This result provides... more
Astronomers Create 3D Map of Local Void  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 month
An international team of astronomers has mapped the size and shape of the Local Void, a large underdense region of the Universe,... more
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