Astronomers discovered that the Milky Way galaxy's halo that is larger than the disk is spinning. This discovery is vital in understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies in the universe.
A series of tweets between astronomers led to a study that confirmed there's an X-shaped formation at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
A rare Frankenstein galaxy was accidentally discovered by researchers. The galaxy has bizarre components and is made up of younger materials inside and older materials on the outside.
Images from a NASA spacecraft shows Earth, Mars, Pluto and the Milky Way in an amazing time-lapse sequence.
The Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning view of the constellation Sagittarius. The universe is painted with a colorful display of celestial bodies including a number of blue stars.
The Milky Way is nothing but a distant memory to one-third of the world’s population – and 80% of Americans – because of light pollution.
A new computer simulation suggests that the mass of red giant stars in the milky way galaxy were stripped away during its constant collision with high density clumps four to eight million years ago, making them harder to detect.
A new study by University of Cambridge and The Australian National University has found what are believed to be the oldest known stars. These luminous but ancient balls of gas bring into question our earlier ideas about how the galaxy formed.
A study that analyzed data from the Hubble Space Telescope and Kepler space observatory recently concluded that many factors support the idea that more life is yet to come.
Astronomers found a rare type of growing galaxy that appears to feed off stolen gases.
A planetary scientist explains that, with some adaptations, life-forms similar to Earth's could live on other planets' environments as well.
It has long been a mystery to astronomers as to how galaxies die and what kills them exactly. Now, a new study has found that most galaxies quite literally strangle to death.
If you've ever seen the movie "Get Him to the Greek," featuring comedians Russell Brand and Jonah Hill, you probably now understand that threesomes can be weird. They can even be downright scary! That's why it came as no surprise when astronomers determined that when galaxies have a threesome, entire systems might run for it.
Scientists have discovered a gas planet located deep within our galaxy - about 13,000 light-years away - making it one of the most distant planets known, according to new research.