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*.

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.