NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has allowed astronomers to get a more in-depth look of an outer galaxy's halo of stars than ever before, thanks to new research.
In the spirit of the 4th of July, scientists are talking about the dazzling light show that's currently happening in the nearby galaxy Messier 106, as seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Herschel Space Observatory.
Astronomers have discovered that they have been overlooking a great number of incredibly small galaxies, mainly because these celestial formations make incredibly use of a very small amount of space.
Experts are arguing that the current understanding of galaxy formation is flawed, pointing out that dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way simply do not fit into commonly accepted equations.
Scientists took advantage of the galaxy's biggest telescope and used it to capture the most precise picture to date of a small spinning neutron star.
An international team of astrophysicists has released a map, the first of its kind, of the entire sky that charts the magnetic field shaping the Milky Way galaxy and helps in our understanding of the birth of the universe, or the Big Bang.
The newly discovered "hypervelocity star" may provide clues about the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way and the halo of mysterious dark matter surrounding the galaxy, astronomers report.