Milky Way’s nucleus
Milky Way’s central black hole flings star out of galaxy
Milky Way’s central black hole flares as it feasts
Star orbiting supermassive black hole again confirms relativity
Scientists say observations confirm black hole at Milky Way’s core
MeerKAT radio telescope images Milky Way’s blazing heart
At the core, a sea of suns shines like a ‘jewel box full of stars’
The Hubble Space Telescope captures a deep view of stars in the Milky Way’s central bulge, helping astronomers understand a dynamic environment where stars rich in heavier elements orbit the core faster than older stars that are deficient in such elements. The image is part of two on-going surveys to learn more about the galaxy’s structure and evolution.
Flying observatory SOFIA expanding frontiers in solar system and beyond
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a Boeing 747SP jetliner modified to carry a 100-inch diameter telescope to study the universe at infrared wavelengths that cannot be detected from ground-based observatories. SOFIA’s Science Cycle 5, which runs from February 2017 through January 2018, spans the entire field of astronomy from planetary science to extragalactic investigations.