NASA's Stratospheric Observation for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will soon begin its 2017 observing campaign.
For the first time, remains of Milky Way's ancient heart were discovered. The European Space Observatory (ESO) and its VISTA telescope discovered remains of an ancient star type called RR Lyrae.
A massive gas cloud is heading towards our galaxy and the collision will result to formation of millions of new stars. The collision will result to an astonishing formation of millions of stars.
Our Milky Way is actually on par with the Andromeda Galaxy.
Gaia was able to pin down 20 times the number of stars captured by ESA's Hipparcos satellite.
Astronomers have created a detailed computer simulation of the Milky Way galaxy’s formation, which solved the mystery involving the missing group of smaller galaxies that should have been present.
Astronomers discover two distinct types of star in the stellay cluster Terzan 5 that have an age-gap about 7 billion years.
At the center of the Milky Way galaxy is a dormant, supermassive black hole. But a new study suggests that the galaxy's core had once been ablaze six million years ago.
Young stars are mysteriously disappearing from the Milky Way, according to recent reports. While there are an abundance of old stars, young stars called Cepheid Variable stars found at the center of the Milky Way galaxy have gone missing.
Astronomers discovered that the hot reservoir of gas surrounding the Milky Way galaxy is spinning at the same direction and at a comparable speed as the disk.
Twitter users have identified an X-shaped cluster of stars in a photo of the Milky Way galaxy.
A small elliptical galaxy dubbed UGC 1382 by astronomers was found to be a colossal galaxy composed of cosmic spare parts.
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 planetary scientist explains that, with some adaptations, life-forms similar to Earth's could live on other planets' environments as well.