Fermi Bubbles measured in visible light for the first time

Fermi Bubbles measured in visible light for the first time

For the first time, astronomers have observed visible light from two gigantic outflows of high-energy gas in our galaxy, known as Fermi Bubbles. The researchers announced their findings at the 236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, which was held…

Milky Way image reveals gigantic eruption 1 billion years ago

Milky Way image reveals gigantic eruption 1 billion years ago

A groundbreaking survey of more than 700 000 stars near the Milky Way's heart has produced one of the most stunning images of our galaxy– astronomers studying the huge population of stars in the "nuclear disk" theorize that there were two significant…

Mysterious radio signal hints at a new type of star system in the Milky Way

Mysterious radio signal hints at a new type of star system in the Milky Way

Scientists were left puzzled after a mysterious radio signal– observed near the Southern Constellation of Ara using the MeerKAT telescope– suggests a new type of star system in the Milky Way. About two months using the radio telescope based in the Karoo desert in…

Astronomers map Milky Way’s magnetic field

Astronomers map Milky Way’s magnetic field

Astronomers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Curtin University, in collaboration with colleagues from Europe, Canada, and South Africa published the most accurate catalog of measurements towards mapping the Milky…

Gamma-ray telescopes reveal a high-energy trap in our galaxy’s center

Gamma-ray telescopes reveal a high-energy trap in our galaxy’s center

A combined analysis of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.), a ground-based observatory in Namibia, suggests the center of our Milky Way contains a "trap" that concentrates some of the…

Starquakes reveal surprises about the birth of stars

Starquakes reveal surprises about the birth of stars

Just as seismologists use earthquakes to understand the interior of our planet, astronomers use starquakes to understand the interior of stars. In one such study, an international team provided unprecedented insights into conditions in the turbulent gas clouds where…

Impressive new map of the southern hemisphere view on Milky Way

Impressive new map of the southern hemisphere view on Milky Way

The Apex Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL) has been completed, ESO announced on February 24, 2016. The survey resulted in an impressive new image of the Milky Way, showing the full area of the Galactic Plane visible from the southern hemisphere at…

The first age map of the Milky Way’s halo produced

The first age map of the Milky Way’s halo produced

An international team of scientists, lead by Galactic Archaeology group of the University of Notre Dame, France, has managed to produce the first chronographic age map of the Milky Way's halo using a sample of stars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Scientists…