Rare explosion may have created Milky Way's youngest black hole

New data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in our Milky Way galaxy.

Hubble snaps a vapor of stars

Relatively few galaxies are endowed with the sweeping, luminous spiral arms or brightly glowing center of our own Milky Way galaxy. 



Rogue stars found in intergalactic space

Astronomers at Vanderbilt University have managed to identify nearly 700 rogue stars that were likely ejected from the Milky Way galaxy.

The strange haze of the Milky Way galaxy

New images from the European Space Agency’s Planck mission have revealed previously undiscovered islands of star formation, along with a mysterious haze of microwave emissions in our Milky Way galaxy.