Our Milky Way Galaxy: A Traveler's Guide (Infographic) Our home in space is a vast galaxy containing 400 billion suns, at least that many planets, and a black hole at the center.
Milky Way's Structure Mapped in Unprecedented Detail
The Milky Way, our home galaxy in space, is a vast galaxy containing 400 billion suns, at least that many planets, and a 4-billion-solar-mass black hole at the center. See how our Milky Way Galaxy works in this Space.com infographic.
Star Wanders Too Close to a Black Hole
This artist's rendering shows the tidal disruption event named ASASSN-14li, where a star wandering too close to a 3-million-solar-mass black hole was torn apart. The debris gathered into an accretion disk around the black hole.
A large hot molecular cloud around a very young star was discovered by ALMA. This hot cloud is about ten times larger than those found around typical solar-mass baby stars, which indicates that the star formation process has more diversi…
Serena & Lily "Intersection (Solar Mass)" by Mark Bradley-Shoup