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*.

Mysterious bubbles in the center of the Milky Way explained

A Japanese scientist has shown that large gamma-ray-emitting bubbles around the center of the Milky Way were produced by fast, outward-blowing winds and an associated "reverse shock." 

Nearest Black Hole To Our Solar System Discovered

This discovery implies that there ought to be many dormant black holes spread across the Milky Way galaxy, the home of Earth.

A Bizarre Spiral Object Is Swirling Around The Milky Way's Center

Astronomers have never seen one like this before: a galaxy in miniature, orbiting perilously close to the center of our own galaxy.

Black Hole Image Reveals Sagittarius A*

More than three years after the release of the first-ever image of a black hole, scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) shared an image of Sagittarius A* — the supermassive specimen sitting at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.

The First Rogue Black Hole has Been Discovered

Now, astronomers have officially found another elusive object that has long been theorized and that was first reported on back in 2009 but has never directly detected – a rogue black hole.

Astronomers Find 70 Planets Without Stars In Our Galaxy

Using telescopes from around the world, a team of astronomers recently discovered 70 additional free-floating planets (FFPs), the largest sample of “Rogue Planets” discovered to date in the Milky Way.

Astronomers Find the Biggest Structure in the Milky Way

An international team recently noticed a massive filament of atomic hydrogen gas in our galaxy. This structure, named “Maggie,” is located about 55,000 light-years away and is one of the longest structures ever observed in our galaxy.

Strange radio waves emerge from the direction of the galactic cente

Astronomers have discovered unusual signals coming from the direction of the Milky Way's centre. The radio waves fit no currently understood pattern of variable radio source and could suggest a new class of stellar object.

Many Earth-Mass Rogue Planets Have Been Discovered In the Milky Way

Rogue planets are planets  that might be lurking in the vast dark between stars. With recent discoveries we’re getting closer to definitively saying that they do exist.

Blinking Star Found Near the Center of the Milky Way

International team of astronomers found a star 100 times larger than our sun that nearly disappears from the sky every few decades.  They also have no idea why it does so. This could be a new class of stars.

Milky Way magnetar likely source of fast radio burst

Until now, the source of Fast Radio Bursts was a mystery. Now astronomers at multiple institutions have pinpointed the FRB spotted in the Milky Way and conclude it most likely was generated by a magnetar.

An Earth-Mass Planet Without A Star Found

Once a star left the gravitational embrace of its solar system, its pretty much destined to drift through interstellar space forever. Astronomers call these drifters “rogue planets” and one of them have been found recently.

Listening to the music of the Milky Way

Sonification is the process that translates data into sound, and a new project brings the center of the Milky Way to listeners for the first time. Users can listen to data from this region, roughly 400 light years across.

Best Astronomy Photography of the Year 2020

Images of the Milky Way, California nebula and Andromeda galaxy are among the winners of the Insight Investment astronomy photographer of the year award.