Using data obtained from surveys of stars in the Milky Way and some clever programming, it is now possible to find stellar siblings scattered throughout our Galaxy, and thus obtain invaluable information on its evolution.
Astronomers discover direct successors of the first stars in the Milky Way.
Planets with radii between Earth and Neptune and small radii are the most common in planetary systems. These planets are challenging to explain with classical models of planets. Do planets form instead in-situ in an inside-out manner?
More than 100 massive stars orbit the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy incredibly closely.
The three-year APOGEE survey was designed to target red giant stars in the Milky Way using near-infrared light, and today’s paper marks the final data release: half a million spectra of 146,000 stars. This treasure trove of data will be put to good use for years to come.
A star on its way out of the Milky Way has set a new speed record. What’s the rush? Read on to find out…