Scientists have recently discovered "Laniakea," a massive supercluster of galaxies that is home to our own Milky Way galaxy, shedding light on the boundaries of our own cosmic neighborhood.
A series of pseudo-3D maps may help astronomers better understand the world outside our solar system, otherwise known as interstellar space. The maps pinpoint materials between stars in the Milky Way galaxy, and could help reveal the composition of these interstellar mediums.
There are some 100 million other places in the Milky Way galaxy that could support complex life, report a group of astronomers in the journal Challenges.
A new video, released by NASA, shows two super-dense neutron stars destroy each other in a cataclysmic cosmic merger event that eventually creates a black hole.
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.
Spiral galaxies may be much larger and more massive than previously believed, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder reported in a new study conducted using the Hubble Space Telescope.
The solar system is located in a plot of prime real estate when it comes to its placement in the Milky Way galaxy, new research conducted by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) reveals.
Scientists at the European Space Agency’s Herschel space observatory announced Tuesday their observations of the black hole located at the center of the Milky Way as it appears to be devouring a feast of molecular gas, according to a press release issued by the organization.
As scientists watched as a black hole 47 million miles away consume a object, they were watching a preview of an event coming to our own neighborhood when the black hole at the center of the Universe is scheduled to consume a passing gas cloud later this year.
After years of debate, scientists believe they may have discovered how spiral galaxies grew their arms.
A new study finds that dung beetles navigate using the Milky Way