Astrophysicists have for the first time created a computer model of galaxy formation that results in a spiral galaxy like our own.
An international team of astronomers has discovered 96 star clusters hidden by dust in the Milky Way galaxy.
A new study from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory could tell us more about how black holes are created - and about the future of the black hole at the heart of our own galaxy.
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered a massive structure spreading halfway across the Milky Way.
Many of the Milky Way's ancient stars derive from other smaller galaxies torn apart by violent galactic collisions, say researchers at Durham University.
Around a quarter of the star clusters in our galaxy sneaked their way in from other galaxies, according to scientists from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.
The Milky Way@Home project - which ropes in home computer users to help map the galaxy - says its combined computing power has now overtaken the second-most-powerful supercomputer in the world.