This artist's concept illustrates a supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun. Supermassive black holes are enormously dense objects buried at the hearts of galaxies. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech
2013 - Our has four arms instead of two, according to just published results of a study by scientists in the U. This is an image showing the distribution of massive stars in the new study. Our location within the Galaxy is circled in black.
NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) provides this image of The Great Nebula in Orion. The Orion Nebula (Messier lies located in the sword of Orion, hanging from his easily recognized belt of three stars
Three newly-discovered streams arcing high over the Milky Way Galaxy are remnants of cannibalized galaxies and star clusters. The streams are between and light-years distant from Earth and extend over much of the Northern sky.
Our Solar System’s Milky Way neighborhood just went upscale. We reside between two major spiral arms of our home galaxy, in a structure called the Local Arm. New research using the ultra-sharp radio vision of the National Science Foundation’s Very.