For the past decade, ESA’s Gaia mission has helped reshape astronomy in more ways than you can probably think of. You can hear more about Gaia in Prof. Anthony Brown’s plenary talk at #AAS241!
Some of the smallest galaxies we know of live right next door to the Milky Way — but we’ve only just found them!
INTEGRAL changed our understanding of X-ray binaries, and taught us so much about our galactic home. Here’s a brief look, in awe and gratitude.
Today’s paper uses simulations to understand how the Milky Way’s stellar halo formed, and also asks: what determines the evolutionary pathway taken by a galaxy over cosmic time?
Three Astrobiters review Dr. Moiya McTier’s new book, The Milky Way, published today!
Dust mapping with Gaia has changed our perspective on the sun’s neighborhood, but how do revelations about the nearby structure of dust fit in with our understanding of the Milky Way’s large scale skeletal structure?