Milky way

Water may be present during the very formation of a planet

The Milky Way may be swarming with planets with oceans and continents like here on Earth.

An unusual kind of stellar explosion discovered in the milky way center

Rare blast’s remains discovered in milky way center.

Astronomers identified a piece of the Milky Way’s missing matter

Astronomers look for radio sources in the distant background to see how they 'shimmered'.

Dark matter halo discovered around the ancient dwarf galaxy

Findings suggest the first galaxies in the universe were more massive than previously thought.

Astronomers discovered 8292 stellar streams in Milky Way

Its nearly 500 stars were born at the same time.

Super-Earth discovered near one of the oldest stars in the galaxy

The hot planet orbits its star twice during every Earth day.

Milky Way’s dark side revealed

First direct measurement of the average acceleration taking place within our home galaxy.

Large-scale bubbles found in the halo of the Milky Way

Gigantic hot gas structures above and below the Galactic disc are probably due to shock waves generated by past energetic activity in the center of our Galaxy.

A three-dimensional view of the Milky Way

The Apex telescope makes it possible to observe molecular clouds and star births in the galactic plane.

Deepest photo yet of galactic siblings

A treasure trove of data from the SMASH survey unveils the Magellanic Clouds in exquisite detail.