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Map of Milky Way Galaxy reveals presence of stellar nurseries wave

The newly developed three-dimensional map shows Earth's galactic neighborhood in a new light & is opening the door to some major discoveries

10 Jan 2020 9:25 PM

Star-quake vibrations lead researchers to new estimate for Milky Way age

Star-quakes recorded by NASA's Kepler space telescope have helped answer the mystery

06 Dec 2019 10:56 AM

Astronomers find that Milky Way is a warped and twisted galaxy

Researchers revealed the Milky Way Galaxy to be a a stellar disk comprised of four major spiral arms and a bar-shaped core region.

06 Aug 2019 1:29 PM

The centre of the Milky Way is teeming with black holes

Astronomers poring over old x-ray observations have found signs of a dozen black holes in the inner circle of the Milky Way.

05 Apr 2018 1:56 PM

Astronomers discover galaxy without dark matter

The discovery could revise or even upend theories of how galaxies are formed.

29 Mar 2018 9:46 AM


Upcoming new moon is the perfect time for stargazing

It's also invisible, because the sun is illuminating the side of the moon that always faces away from Earth.

12 Mar 2018 7:03 PM

Jupiter's mystery jet-streams run deeper than thought: study

Its north pole is dominated by a central cyclone surrounded by eight circumpolar cyclones.

08 Mar 2018 1:44 PM

Galaxy 10,000 light years far outshines Milky Way

The galaxy appears 11 times bigger than it really is.

16 Jul 2017 2:06 AM

Two largest satellite galaxies Magellanic Clouds bridged by stars

For the past 15 years, scientists have been eagerly anticipating the data from Gaia.

10 Feb 2017 9:44 AM

Push and pull: How the Milky Way flies

Astronomers said they had discovered a void in deep space that helps explain the direction in which we are headed, and our speed.

31 Jan 2017 8:13 AM


Milky Way's black hole spews out cosmic 'spitballs'

Every few thousand years, an unlucky star wanders too close to the black hole whose powerful gravity rips the star apart

12 Jan 2017 9:29 PM