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  • Galaxy’s central bulge is shaped like a peanut

    The centre of our galaxy aooears as the richest part of the Milky Way above ESO's 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla, Chile, in this photo. Credit: ESO/Serge Brunier

    The heart of our own Milky Way galaxy is shaped like a peanut, astronomers have discovered. The revelation...

     
  • Milky Way photo shows 84 million stars

    A close-up of just part of the huge infrared image reveals countless stars and filaments of dust. Credit: ESO/VVV Consortium. Acknowledgement: Ignacio Toledo

    A giant dust-busting astronomical telescope in Chile has zoomed in on the heart of our Milky Way galaxy...

     
  • How our Milky Way grew after Big Bang

    A barred spiral galaxy, similar to the Milky Way, pictured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/NASA

    Astronomers have uncovered, for the first time, how our Milky Way galaxy formed and evolved over nearly...

     
  • Cloud seen heading for giant black hole

    The path of the doomed gas cloud is shown here in red, with nearby stars' orbits shown in blue. Image: ESO

    Astronomers have spotted a gas cloud on a collision course with the supermassive black hole at the centre...

     
  • Milky Way’s centre is blowing bubbles

    Milky Way’s centre is blowing bubbles

    A NASA space telescope has discovered that our galaxy is blowing bubbles – and each one is 25,000...