A Finnish artist who turned his camera skyward 25 years ago has completed an unprecedented image of the Milky Way.
Supernovae are cataclysmic explosions that occur during the last evolutionary stages in the life of massive stars.
Astronomers detected rare and never-before-seen structures in the galaxy's magnetic field including a helix-shaped featured and two vast "superbubbles."
The 200 stars appear to have come from a merger between the Milky Way and a dwarf galaxy long ago.
Determining the abundance of Earth-like planets is one of the major goals of planetary science.
Researchers say determining intelligence across the galaxy could give clues to our own fate.
"The flash was so powerful that it lit up the stream like a Christmas tree," said researcher Andrew Fox.
"It seems that an important part of the Milky Way's stellar mass was formed due to the interactions with Sagittarius and wouldn't exist otherwise," scientist Carme Gallart said.
The black hole forms part of a triple star system known as HR 6819, which can be seen without binoculars or telescopes from the southern hemisphere on a dark, clear night.
The fast radio burst appears to have come from a galactic magnetar and has been described as a "breakthrough" for the research field.
"Hubble has given us stunning insights about the universe, from nearby planets to the farthest galaxies we have seen so far," NASA's Thomas Zurbuchen said.
Researchers identified the minor planets beyond the orbit of Neptune.
Researchers have long debated the cause of this warping, and several hypotheses have been proposed to explain it.
"I was pretty excited. Coming into the internship, it would be hard to say that I expected to find a planet," Wolf Cukier said.
One planet, known as Proxima b, has already been detected around the star.
"It's not just a rare chance event. There has to be a mechanism to form them," study author Anna Ciurlo told "Newsweek."
Betelgeuse a nearby red supergiant star which is up to 20 times more massive than our sun.
The "Radcliffe wave" was discovered with new data from the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite.
FRB 180916 is only the second repeating fast radio burst to be traced back to its source galaxy.
Researchers in China found a star 15,000 light years away orbiting a "dark companion" that defies theories of stellar evolution.
The center of our galaxy is located around 26,500 light-years away from Earth.
The latest findings could have important implications for our understanding of how massive stars form.
Researchers say that the object is moving around ten times faster than most stars in the galaxy.
Images from the James Webb Space Telescope will be the highest quality ever obtained, researchers say.
Researchers estimate that the explosion lasted for approximately 300,000 years.
"We have never seen anything like this in the 24 years we have studied the supermassive black hole," researcher Andrea Ghez said.
The two balloon-like structures stretch hundreds of light-years and are thought to have formed in a violent eruption seven million years ago.
Astronomers found a "runaway star," dubbed PG 1610+062, in the outer halo of the Milky Way.
Scientists are now trying to work out what caused the mystery burst .