Titanic wave of star-forming gases found in Milky Way

World / Science & Health Jan 8, 2020

Titanic wave of star-forming gases found in Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered a cosmic wave of star-forming gases practically right under our noses in the Milky Way. Harvard University scientists reported that this massive structure has been hiding out in the spiral arm closest to Earth. The researchers were building a 3D map of our ...

World / Science & Health Sep 4, 2014

New map shows Milky Way lives in Laniakea galaxy complex

The Milky Way galaxy resides on the outskirts of a massive, previously unknown galaxy super-cluster scientists have named Laniakea, from Hawaiian words for "immeasurable heaven." The discovery, reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature, stems from a new mapping technique that combines not ...