This 360-movie offers an unparalleled opportunity to look around the center of the galaxy, from the vantage point of the central supermassive black hole, in any direction the user chooses.
Using ESA's Gaia spacecraft and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have come up with the most accurate measurement yet of the Milky Way’s total mass. It contains about 1.5 trillion times the mass of Earth’s Sun.
Located in the constellation of Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, NGC 6052 is a pair of colliding galaxies. This particular image was taken using the Wide Field Camera 3 on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
A release of data gathered by the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope network in Europe has discovered more than 300,000 potential galaxies in a tiny corner of the northern sky.
A duo of astronomers has spotted three new globular clusters in the Milky Way’s bulge, a 10,000-light-year-wide central structure made primarily of old stars, gas and dust.
The Hubble Space Telescope's has managed to take the most detailed image yet of our Local Group neighbour - the Triangulum galaxy, also known as Messier 33, or NGC 598, located 3 million light years away.
ALMA data show the most luminous galaxy in the universe has been caught in the act of stripping away nearly half the mass from at least three of its smaller neighbors.
Scientists studying data from the ESA Gaia spacecraft have discovered a previously unknown dwarf galaxy lurking just outside the Milky Way, an extremely low-density swarm of stars two thirds the size of Earth’s galaxy.
More precisely, the Milky Way collided with the second galaxy, absorbing many of its stars and spiraling out a chaotic tangle of stellar matter — birthing new stars and altering the orbits of others.