Milky Way

See our galaxy as it was billions of years ago
Apr 5, 2017

Observing galaxies billions of light-years away is like looking through a portal at the birth of our own.

ESA releases largest star map ever compiled, featuring 1.1 billion stars
Sep 15, 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) has spent the past three years scanning and cataloguing the heavens with its Gaia spacecraft, and the fruits of those labors have finally been unveiled.

German scientists create incredible 46-billion pixel image of our Milky Way
Nov 2, 2015

Lose yourself in this awe-inspiring new image of our gorgeous galaxy.

Our galactic neighborhood just got a whole lot bigger
Sep 9, 2014

If you think our little corner of the universe is big already, prepare to have your mind blown.

Have astrophysicists finally managed to find elusive dark matter?
Dec 17, 2012

Though it's been theorized for nearly a century, dark matter is better known to many as the stuff of science fiction, not actual science. But researchers continue to work to change that, and now a group of astrophysicists think they've found the strongest evidence yet that dark matter is real.