Galaxies
NASA provides STUNNING 360-degree view of Milky Way Galaxy
NASA provides STUNNING 360-degree view of Milky Way Galaxy

NASA has just unveiled an amazing new image of our Milky Way Galaxy. According to a NASA press release, the vast mosaic image has been assembled using over 2 million infrared pictures captured over the last decade by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope...

   
Early universe grew faster than initially thought: Study
Early universe grew faster than initially thought: Study

Today’s universe includes numerous mature galaxies that have ceased to generate new stars. In the early history of the universe, on the other hand, young galaxies were expanding as they used up interstellar gases to produce new stars...

   
Watch a galaxy cluster tear a spiral galaxy to shreds [VIDEO]
Watch a galaxy cluster tear a spiral galaxy to shreds [VIDEO]

ESO 137-001 is a spectacular spiral galaxy situated in the southern constellation of Triangulum Australe. A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope reveals this galaxy in all its splendor...

   
NASA telescopes peer back at most distant galaxy
NASA telescopes peer back at most distant galaxy

A pair of NASA telescopes has observed one of the most distant galaxies ever documented. According to a Read More.

   
Astronomers determine the ridiculously slow rotation rate of the LMC
Astronomers determine the ridiculously slow rotation rate of the LMC

Utilizing NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have for the first time accurately determined the rotation rate of a galaxy based on the clock-like movement of its stars...

   
Distant galaxy reveals ‘cradle of our universe’
Distant galaxy reveals ‘cradle of our universe’

Imagine looking back to when our universe was 650 million years old. Sound impossible, right? Not for NASA. The space agency's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes Read More.

   
NASA’s Swift uses X-rays to reveal Milky Way’s center
NASA’s Swift uses X-rays to reveal Milky Way’s center

Last week, NASA scientists and their colleagues announced a series of remarkable discoveries by the Swift spacecraft at the 223rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in National Harbor, Maryland...

   
Hubble snaps image of deepest part of space ever seen
Hubble snaps image of deepest part of space ever seen

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is revealing images of young galaxies bursting with stars, as distant as 12 billion light-years from Earth, including the deepest image ever obtained of a galaxy cluster...

   
Massive stars indicate that Milky Way has four arms
Massive stars indicate that Milky Way has four arms

We cannot peer down at our Milky Way galaxy from above to discern its structure; from our position inside the galaxy, astronomers must make deductions using its stars and their distances from us...

   
Study ends fierce space debate: Milky Way has four spiral arms
Study ends fierce space debate: Milky Way has four spiral arms

According to a news release from the University of Leeds, a study of massive stars has confirmed that our Milky Way galaxy has four spiral arms...