The gravitational force is causing our home galaxy to twist and deform.
It turns out that the first fast radio burst (FRB) ever found in the Milky Way is not a one-off.
A speculative “corona' may be responsible for the odd properties of the Magellanic Stream, a river of gas and galaxy guts that stretches across half the night sky.
The discovery of the bridge is another tantalizing step towards observing the cosmic web: the vast network of dark matter and hydrogen gas believed to form the backbone of the universe.
A team of international astronomers has laid claim to the discovery of UV light emanating from a galaxy 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth, using India's AstroSat.
12 billion light years from Earth, scientists spotted a galaxy that is the spitting image of a young Milky Way. Its discovery challenges our understanding of the early universe.
Two recent studies probed ripples in spacetime from cataclysmic black hole events to reveal light in an implausible place and a mystery object in the cosmos.
Astronomers are trying to figure out whether the star collapsed into a black hole without going supernova, or if it disappeared in a cloud of dust.
Scientists estimated how many alien societies in the Milky Way can send interstellar messages. But just because they can talk does not mean we will hear them.
A disk galaxy in the early universe, just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, somehow formed during a time of chaotic cosmic conditions.
New observations reveal that an “extraordinary” optical illusion on a massive scale is making a jet from the galaxy 3C 279 appear to move 20 times faster than the speed of light.
The Milky Way's edges are warping and distorting in strange ways. A new study suggests the latest possible answer: another galaxy is messing with us.