Mark Heyer took 20 years of radio telescope data to create the composition.
The "unprecedented map" captures the position and brightness of nearly 1.7 billion stars.
Widening waistbands are truly universal.
The Galactic Archaeology survey was launched in a bid to provide new insights into the formation and evolution of the Milky Way.
The black holes surround the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
Scientists think the galaxy is expanding at about 550 yards per second.
Infrared images can help scientists peek behind the veil of enormous dusty clouds.
Rosette Nebulae are red, O-type stars are blue...
A new theoretical model of dark matter suggests it contains two distinct varieties of charged particles, which would allow it to form compact objects.
The planets sit in a galaxy 3.8 billion light years away.
The discovery marks the first inactive black hole ever found at the heart of a giant globular star cluster.
It's a lot more hectic in the heart of our galaxy than scientists thought.
The weird clouds could come from another galaxy.
It's about the size of 13 Jupiters smooshed together, which means that for a planet, it's really, really big.
Scientist traces the trajectories of 300,000 stars and found the ones most likely to brush past us in the future.
Supercomputer simulations reveal we are all made up of a bit of extragalactic matter.
Astronomers discover hypervelocity stars originally came from a dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way.
Fast radio burst 150215 was detected in real-time with the Parkes radio telescope in Australia in 2015.
To get a meaningful answer, we need to collect more Milky way samples.
A study found that Americans use too many bright lights at night, while Germany keeps its sky relatively unpolluted.