Peering deep into 'The Brick,' a dark, chaotic gas cloud at the heart of the Milky Way, the James Webb Space Telescope uncovered secrets that could shake up theories of star formation.
A dazzling new James Webb telescope image of the region near the Milky Way's central black hole reveals thousands of newborn stars among the "most extreme cosmic environment" in the galaxy.
The Supergalactic Plane we are located in doesn't have many spiral galaxies like the Milky Way. Astronomers think they finally know why galaxies like ours are so rare.
A Milky Way doppleganger discovered in the early universe suggests some key physical ingredient is missing from cosmological models.
New James Webb Space Telescope observations might be able to explain why clusters of young stars keep turning up near the Milky Way’s central black hole.
Thousands of disk galaxies like our own Milky Way were spotted in the early universe, where they shouldn't exist.
An invisible halo of misaligned dark matter could explain the warps at the Milky Way's edges.
Scientists have calculated the average distance between stars, but there's much more to star distribution than meets the eye.
Almost every galaxy in the universe has a supermassive black hole at its center. So why is it so hard to find young black holes actively feeding?
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