The Milky Way May Have Collided With Something Huge Within Earth's Lifetime

The Milky Way is only as massive as it is because of collisions and mergers with other galaxies.

Mysterious Stars at The Heart of The Milky Way Hide a Dark Secret

A study of the stars crashing around in the Milky Way's galactic center suggests that they are much, much older than they appear – and that their youthful good looks are the result of cosmic cannibalism.

Strong magnetic fields spiraling at the edge of Milky Way's central black hole

A new image from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration has uncovered strong and organised magnetic fields spiraling from the edge of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*).

One of The Oldest Stars in The Universe Found Right Beside Milky Way

A search for the first stars that winked into existence at the dawn of the Universe has yielded one of the oldest stars we've found yet, right next door to our own galaxy.

These Ancient Rivers of Stars Have Flowed Since The Milky Way Began

Towards the center of the galaxy, two streams of stars nearly as old as the Universe have been discovered circling the heart of the Milky Way. These two streams have been named Shiva and Shakti.

Astronomers report oscillation of our giant, gaseous neighbor

A few years ago, astronomers uncovered one of the Milky Way's greatest secrets: an enormous, wave-shaped chain of gaseous clouds in our sun's backyard, giving birth to clusters of stars along the spiral arm of the our galaxy.

Astronomers find life ingredient at galaxy's edges

The discovery of phosphorus in a molecular cloud at the edge of the Milky Way galaxy extends the presence of the element almost twice as far out as where it was known to exist.

Our Galaxy's Heart Is Pulsing With a Mysterious Signal

Every 76 minutes, like clockwork, the gamma-ray flux of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole in our galaxy, fluctuates, suggesting an orbital motion of something whirling madly around the black hole.

Scientists believe black holes are lurking much closer to Earth

The closest black hole to Earth was thought to be 1,560 light-years away - but a new study suggests there could be one around 150 light-years away.

In a world first, scientists detect neutrino emission from within Milky Way

Scientists detected a high-energy neutrino emission from within the Milky Way for the very first time using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. Neutrinos are incredibly hard to detect.

Strange Objects Found at The Galactic Center

In 2020 astronomers found six objects orbiting Sagittarius A* that are unlike anything in the galaxy. They are so peculiar that they have been assigned a brand-new class – what astronomers are calling G objects.

Scientists Are Looking For Alien Signals From The Heart of The Milky Way

The Breakthrough Listen Investigation for Periodic Spectral Signals (BLIPSS) project is designed to seek and amplify strangely pulsed radio emission from the galactic center that may be messages from extraterrestrial intelligences.

What are mysterious "structures" found in the Milky Way

A survey of the galaxy has revealed hundreds of mysterious cosmic threads pointing towards the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. The filaments stretch five to ten light years through space.

'Missing Link' Black Hole Hidden in Our Own Galaxy

A comma-shaped molecular cloud near the center of the Milky Way seems to be orbiting one of the most sought-after objects in astronomy - an intermediate black hole.

New survey of the Milky Way unveils 3.3 billion celestial objects

Astronomers have recently released new images of the Milky Way that offer an unprecedented look at an enormous slice of the galaxy, complete with star clusters, clouds of cosmic dust and the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*.