Milky Way Galaxy

Telescope finds new galaxies

An Australian telescope used to broadcast live vision of man's first steps on the moon in 1969 finds hundreds of new galaxies hidden behind the Milky Way by using an innovative receiver that measures radio waves.

February 6, 2019
February 6, 2019

Our Milky Way galaxy is truly warped

It turns out our Milky Way galaxy is truly warped, at least around the far edges.

February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016

Telescope finds new galaxies

An Australian telescope used to broadcast live vision of man's first steps on the moon in 1969 finds hundreds of new galaxies hidden behind the Milky Way by using an innovative receiver that measures radio waves.

January 3, 2016
January 3, 2016

What the universe looks like in one image

A musician combines the logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA to create an image showing the observable universe in one disc.

November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015

Astronomers find ancient stars in Milky Way center

Astronomers find a few stars swirling around the centre of the Milky Way that were formed not long after the universe began.

August 22, 2015
August 22, 2015

Ghostly particles from outer space detected in Antarctica

Buried deep in the Antarctic ice, an observatory has spotted ghostly, nearly massless particles coming from inside the galaxy and points beyond the Milky Way.

July 6, 2015
July 6, 2015

The Milky Way may be 50% bigger than previously thought (video)

A ring-like filament of stars wrapping around the Milky Way may actually belong to the galaxy itself, rippling above and below the relatively flat galactic plane. If so, that would expand the size of the known galaxy by 50% and raise intriguing questions about what caused the waves of stars.