• Perseus Spiral Arm of the Milky Way much closer than thought

    The Milky Way appears to be made up of four main arms that curve around its centre like a pinwheel. "However, our view from the interior makes it difficult to determine its spiral structure," writes a team led by Ye Xu of the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (ShAO) in China, in Science.

    09 07, 2008
  • Astronomers Get Closest Look Yet At Milky Way's Mysterious Core

    Astronomers have gotten their deepest glimpse into the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy, peering closer to the supermassive black hole at the Galaxy's core then ever before. Using the National Science Foundation's continent-wide Very Long Baseline Arr

    09 05, 2008