Milky Way

New billion-star 3D map of Milky Way 'most detailed ever'

The new map of the Milky Way could help shed light on how the galaxy came into existence and answer crucial questions about its future.

Milky Way could be home to 36 intelligent alien civilisations

However, the average distance to these civilizations would be 17,000 light-years.

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Spectacular new image of Milky Way's centre captured

A new view of the centre of the galaxy as been captured by a radio telescope in Western Australia.