August 16, 2020 11:18 am
The extremely distant galaxy called SPT0418-47 is 12 billion light-years away from us. This means that the Milky Way galaxy look-alike that astronomers spotted was like this 12 billion years ago.
January 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Astronomers have identified new objects near the black hole of Milky Way galaxy which they believe are the product of two stars colliding in the presence of a black hole.
January 13, 2020 4:31 pm
A newfound cluster of young stars has been found on the periphery of the Milky Way, which is probably formed from material originating from neighbouring dwarf galaxies called the Magellanic Clouds.
October 19, 2019 10:02 pm
According to a study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Milky Way has stolen four ultrafaint dwarfs and two other dwarf galaxies named Carina and Fornax from neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) galaxy.
July 27, 2019 2:45 pm
NGC 4147 was discovered by British astronomer William Herschel in 1784, who described the globular cluster as "very bright, pretty large, gradually brighter in the middle."
July 20, 2019 12:04 am
Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 established us as a spacefaring species, and also gave us the perspective to go with it.
March 09, 2019 4:31 pm
By combining new data from ESA's Gaia mission with observations made with Hubble, astronomers have found that the Milky Way weighs in at about 1.5 trillion solar masses within a radius of 129, 000 light-years from the galactic centre.
February 12, 2019 3:46 pm
It turns out that the Andromeda galaxy is also going about 20 miles per second sideways. As a result, it will take a more winding path toward us, won’t arrive for another 4.5 billion years and won’t hit so hard, at least not at first
January 09, 2019 1:33 pm
The collision could occur much earlier than the predicted impact between the Milky Way and another neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda, which scientists say will hit our galaxy in eight billion years. This could wake up Milky Way's dormant black hole.
January 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Galaxies like our own Milky Way are surrounded by a group of smaller satellite galaxies that orbit around them, in a similar way to how bees move around a hive.