Center of milky way galaxy stitched together by new wavelength data
Researchers find evidence of a cataclysmic flare that punched so far out of the galaxy its impact was felt 200,000 light years away
Features are likely the result of a phenomenally energetic burst that erupted near the Milky Way's supermassive black hole a few million years ago
A study led by researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) puts a sequence to the events which gave rise to our galaxy
The information can be used to tell us the assembly history of our galaxy
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star whose behavior has never been seen before in our Milky Way galaxy. In fact, the star is so weird that astronomers have nicknamed it "Nasty 1," a play on its catalog name of NaSt1. The star may represent a brief transitory stage in the evolution of extremely massive stars.
Get ready for a fascinating eating experience in the center of our galaxy. The event involves a black hole that may devour much of an approaching cloud of dust and gas known as G2.