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.
A new planet has been detected by the Gemini Planet Imager, and it is like a younger form of Jupiter, researchers say.
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.
Billions of years ago, the Milky Way galaxy was churning out stars at an amazing rate, in what scientists are calling a stellar "baby boom." Now new research shows that our own Sun was a late "boomer" to the party.
Scientists have recently detected remnants of an ancient "dusty" supernova in the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, and it's helping to solve an age-old puzzle, according to a new study.
Our own Milky Way galaxy harbors thousands of potentially habitable planets, telling scientists that in the search for life not on Earth, they should be looking a little closer to home.
The Milky Way is reportedly much bigger than we previously thought - 50 percent larger, to be exact, according to new research.
A team of scientists has discovered cosmic discs of dust and gas at the center of the Milky Way galaxy that can quite literally stand the heat - that is, heat emanating from millions of large, hot stars that should otherwise destroy such discs.
Our own Milky Way has recently gained nine new neighbors - rare dwarf satellite galaxies, which could help astronomers better understand the mysterious dark matter that holds our galaxy together, new research says.
Astronomers have discovered the fastest star ever known, dubbed US 708, hurtling through the galaxy after a massive supernova ejected it into space, and now it appears to be moving so fast that it is being flung out of the Milky Way altogether.
According to researchers, the Universe should be brighter than it actually is, and now they are just beginning the figure out why that's not the case.