The most-studied galaxy in the universe—the Milky Way—might not be as "typical" as previously thought, according to a new study.
Radio astronomy is undergoing a major boost, with new technology gathering data on objects in our universe faster than astronomers can analyse.
A study using multiple radio telescopes confirms that supermassive black holes found in the centers of galaxies can form gravitationally bound pairs when galaxies merge.
This Hubble Space Telescope picture shows NGC 5398, a barred spiral galaxy located about 55 million light-years away.
Identical twins are similar to each other in many ways, but they have different experiences, friends, and lifestyles.
The Milky Way is chock full of star clusters. Some contain just a few tens-to-hundreds of young stars. Others, known as globular clusters, are among the oldest objects in the Universe and contain up to a million ancient stars.
For the first time astronomers have measured how a galaxy's spin affects its shape.
Like firecrackers lighting up the sky on New Year's Eve, the majestic spiral arms of NGC 5559 are alight with new stars being born. NGC 5559 is a spiral galaxy, with spiral arms filled with gas and dust sweeping out around ...