Giant bubbles of gas that erupted from the core of the Milky Way galaxy millions of years ago are expanding out into space at mind-blowing speeds, according to new observations that may help reveal how the strange balloon-like lobes formed.
Scientists are finding more evidence of a galactic 'skeleton' lurking inside the appendages of the Milky Way, and studying these massive 'bones' could help researchers get a better idea of what our galaxy looks like from the outside.
The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy recently spit out the largest X-ray flare ever seen in that region.
A tiny galaxy has been discovered in the Milky Way's backyard and astronomers are now wondering just how many of these diminutive dwarfs are hiding in the intergalactic undergrowth.
Just in time for the festive period, the Hubble Space Telescope has released a dazzling image of a globular star cluster filled with stellar glitter.
For the first time, physicists may have traced the source of the highest energy neutrinos -- sub-atomic particles with no electrical charge that race through the universe -- to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
The Milky Way may be home to some 3,000 extraterrestrial civilizations but the vast distances between our galactic cousins will make contact extremely rare, a new study concludes.
There's nothing in the universe that isn't moving -- even us. Trace tries to slow things down long enough to calculate just how fast we little humans, even when seated, are flying through space.
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