astronomicalwonders: “ The Whirlpool Galaxy - Sparkling with X-Rays Nearly a million seconds of observing time with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way glittering with hundreds of X-ray points of.
Australian astronomers find the "oldest star" billion years old, making it the most ancient star seen. It lies in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, at a distance of around light years from Earth. story dated: 10 Feb 2014
The Milky Road. Inspired during a visit to Fort Davis, Texas, photographer Larry Landolfi created this tantalizing fantasy view, a composited image suggesting the Milky Way is a heavenly extension of a deserted country road.