First-Ever Detection of a Fast Radio Burst in Our Own Galaxy

A Milky Way magnetar called SGR 1935+2154 may have just massively contributed to solving the mystery of powerful deep-space radio signals that have vexed astronomers for years.

Milky Way May Have 100 Faint Satellite Galaxies

A new model suggests the Milky Way should have an additional 100 or so very faint satellite galaxies awaiting discovery.

Strange Objects Found at The Galactic Centre

Astronomers have found six objects orbiting Sagittarius A* that are unlike anything in the galaxy. These objects look like gas but behave like stars. They are so peculiar that they have been assigned a brand-new class - what astronomers are calling G objects.

100,000 Supernovae Exploded Near the Core of the Milky Way

Data obtained by VLT showed evidence of massive stars bursts billions of years ago in the galaxy’s center. The more recent burst was so intense that resulted in 100,000 supernova explosions. These findings are inconsistent with our notions that stars formed continuously in our galaxy.

Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded

A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a cone-shaped burst of radiation through both poles of the galaxy and out into deep space.

Milky Way's Black Hole Has Grown 75 Times as Bright for a Few Hours

Observing Sagitarius A ( a supermassive balck hole in the center of our galaxy ) with the Keck's telescope, scientists just watched as its brightness bloomed to over 75 times normal for a few hours. Astronomers aren’t certain what caused the flaring. 

New Visualization Provides Ultra HD View of Our Galaxy Center

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.

Milky Way tips the scales at 1.5 trillion solar masses

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.

Intermediate mass black hole found near galactic centre

The “quiet” black hole is located just 20 light years from the supermassive four-million-solar-mass black hole lurking at the centre of the Milky Way. In the future, it will fall into the supermassive black hole.

Astronomers Discover Three New Globular Clusters in Milky Way

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 Milky Way Devoured Another Galaxy 10 Billion Years Ago

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.

The Milky Way Could Be Spreading Life From Star to Star

According to the model of US researchers, the entire Milky Way (and even other galaxies) could be exchanging the components necessary for life.

Gamma rays seen from exotic Milky Way object

For the first time, an international collaboration of scientists has detected highly energetic light coming from the outermost regions of an unusual star system within our own galaxy.

Astronomers stunned by Eta Carinae – the star that will not die

About 170 years ago, Eta Carinae erupted with a titanic blast becoming at one point the second brightest star in the night sky. Somehow, the star survived the “Great Eruption”, providing an intriguing mystery for astronomers.

Einstein's general relativity confirmed near black hole

Observations have for the first time clearly revealed the effects of Einstein's general relativity on the motion of a star passing through the extreme gravitational field very close to the supermassive black hole.