Milky Way Galaxy

Our Milky Way

<i>Astronomy</i> magazine’s one-of-a-kind Milky Way poster shows a scientifically accurate depiction of our Milky Way Galaxy and its nearest neighbors, …


Justice League: Is The Flash Faster Than Superman?

<b>Warning: SPOILERS below for Justice League!</b><p>–<p>Who is faster: Superman or The Flash? It’s a question comic book fans have debated for decades. In <b>Justice</b> …


2017 November 14 - The Pleiades Deep and Dusty

<b>The Pleiades Deep and Dusty</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Juan Carlos Casado (TWAN, Earth & Stars), Miquel Serra-Ricart & Daniel Padron, FECYT<p><b>Explanation:</b> …


4 NASA Photos Show Stunning Views Of The Milky Way Galaxy

Scientists have used fancy telescopes to take numerous photos of galaxies around the universe, but we still don’t have any complete pictures of our …


Rare cosmic phenomenon to be visible in the skies over Liverpool - here's how you can see it

Stargazers on Merseyside could be in with a rare chance of seeing Jupiter and Venus in the night sky without a telescope or binoculars.<p>But you’ll …


Massive Object Found In Milky Way Center, Failed Star Or Giant Planet?

There are a lot of things in the universe that routinely stump scientists trying to understand how everything in it works. And joining the long list …


It's almost impossible to understand how unfathomably massive our universe truly is

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …


The night sky: How to photograph stars

<b>Grab your last chance to shoot the Milky Way in landscapes, or try capturing star trails. Andrew Fusek Peters is your guide</b><p>It’s an exciting challenge …


Milky Way Shimmers Over Smoky Skies in Stunning View from Yosemite National Park

<i>Miguel Claro</i> <i>is a Lisbon, Portugal-based professional photographer, author and science communicator who creates spectacular images of the night sky.</i> …


Five Ways To Enhance Your Night Sky Photos: A Quick Guide

Rating: 0 based on 0 Ratings<p>November 5, 2017 By Grey Chow<p>Five Ways To Enhance Your Night Sky Photos<p>A few years ago, when I first …


Astronomers have begun mapping the structure of the far side of the Milky Way

Measuring the Milky Way<p>Since the 18th century, astronomers have been aware that our Solar System is embedded in a vast disk of stars and gas known as …


Study identifies likely location of merging black hole giants

Scientists on the hunt for colliding black holes should turn their eyes to the quiet, outer regions of galaxies like the Milky Way, a new study suggests.<p>In late 2015, researchers made the first-ever direct detection of gravitational waves — ripples in the universal fabric known as space-time. …


The first known interstellar interloper

For an example of the prophetic powers of science, check out the February 1997 issue of <i>Astronomy</i>. In the article “Seeking Rogue Comets,” planetary …


Gravity betrays the presence of a planet orbiting a binary star 10,000 light years from Earth

Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet, a planet orbiting an alien star.<p>That by itself would've been news just a few years ago, but given that …


Light pollution is stealing your view of the stars. National parks want to give it back

GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK – People escaping light pollution where they live have forded an icy creek and are rediscovering the night, wandering …


Awe-Inspiring Photos of the Milky Way Shot Over Yellowstone Park

Gazing into space, all we see is either a deep blue sky in the daytime or a starlit night during the evening. What we don’t see are the countless …


Lynds Dark Nebula 183

Lynds Dark Nebula 183


Scientists Peek Across the Galaxy to the "Dark Side" of the Milky Way

Until now, researchers haven’t been able to map half of the galaxy we call home<p>Comment on this Story


Scientists Measure Furthest Part Of Milky Way Yet

This might come as a surprise, but we don't really know what our own galaxy looks like. We can only see it from our lonely point in space, and we …


Seeing the Far Side of the Milky Way

<b>The detection of a star-forming region 66,500 light-years from Earth, on the other side of our galaxy’s center, lends weight to the existence of an</b> …


What Does the Milky Way Look Like? Astronomers Use High-School Math to Find Out

We have stunning shots of other galaxies but we don’t exactly know what the Milky Way itself looks like. Large parts of it that lie on the far side …


Most distant Milky Way outpost mapped

It's hard to map the structure of the Milky Way from the vantage of the solar system, which sits in the disk of the galaxy, on a spur of one of its …


Peering to the Milky Way’s far side

Astronomers use parallax to directly measure the distance to a star-forming region on the opposite side of our Milky Way galaxy, nearly doubling the …


Milky Way Measured From End To End, Could Help Map Galaxy

Using a 180-year-old technique and a continent-wide radio telescope system, scientists have directly measured the distance of a region all the way …


Mapping spiral structure on the far side of the Milky Way

Direct measurements of distances to astronomical sources rely on parallax, which can usually only be measured for relatively nearby objects. The far …


A Never-Before-Seen Region of Our Galaxy, Revealed

We've seen things we shouldn't have ... at least with conventional technology.<p>For the first time, astronomers have seen the other side of the Milky Way in great detail. In research published today in Science, a team led by the Max Planck Institute used the Very Long Baseline Array to peer beyond …


How to Shoot a Day to Night Timelapse of the Milky Way Galaxy

This 10-minute tutorial by nature photography site Nature TTL teaches how to create a day to night time-lapse from sunset to a starry night sky. …


Astronomers locate distant region of newly forming stars on the far side of the Milky Way

It sits more than 66,000 light-years away<p>For the first time ever, astronomers have pinpointed the location of a luminous light source on the opposite side of the Milky Way Galaxy, far beyond the galactic center. The source — a region of space where massive stars are being born — is located in a …


How to Create Day to Night Time-lapse Footage

Time-lapse photography isn’t anything new, but it is a process that takes a lot of time to produce a cinematography effect showing subtle motion …


World's Largest Radio Telescope Spies Its First Pulsars

Still in its trial run, the China’s FAST radio telescope has already identified two new pulsars and perhaps a dozen more<p>Comment on this Story