A Neutrino Portrait of Our Galaxy Reveals High-Energy Particles From Within the Milky Way

Illustration of a map of the solar system created by information from neutrinos.

For the first time, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica has produced an image of the Milky Way using neutrinos. (Image: via IceCube Collaboration/Science Communication Lab for CRC 1491)

Astronomers reveal the most detailed radio image yet of the Milky Way’s galactic plane

Supernova remnants.

Combined images from the ASKAP and Parkes radio telescopes. R. Kothes (NRC) and the PEGASUS team. (Image: via Andrew Hopkins)

Unraveling the Mystery of the Milky Way’s Satellite Galaxies

The Milky Way Galaxy over the ocean.

Astronomers have solved an outstanding problem that challenged our understanding of how the Universe evolved. (Image: via Troy Oakes Photography)

Milky Way’s Graveyard of Dead Stars Found

The Milky Way galaxy.

In the first map of the 'galactic underworld,' a study from the University of Sydney has revealed a graveyard that stretches three times the height of the Milky Way. It has also indicated where the dead stars lie. (Image: Troy Oakes via Nspirement)

Deep Dive Into the Dusty Milky Way

The dusty Milky Way

An animated dive into the dusty Milky Way reveals the outlines of our galaxy taking shape as we look out further and further from Earth. (Image: via Pixabay)

Unveiling a Century-Old Mystery: Where the Milky Way’s Cosmic Rays Come From

The Milky Way galaxy.

Astronomers have succeeded for the first time in quantifying the proton and electron components of cosmic rays in a supernova remnant. At least 70 percent of the very-high-energy gamma rays emitted from cosmic rays are due to relativistic protons. (Image: theartofsounds2001 via Pixabay)

Organic Molecules Offer Clues About Dying Stars and Outskirts of the Milky Way

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array.

UArizona Regents Professor Lucy Ziurys and her collaborators took advantage of the radio antennas at the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, or ALMA, to detect the very faint emissions of organic molecules in various planetary nebulae, remnants of dying stars. ALMA sits atop a plateau in Chile's Atacama Desert, 16,500 feet above sea level, where the atmosphere is undisturbed and allows for clear observing. (Image: C. Padilla, NRAO / AUI / NSF)

Does the Milky Way Move Like a Spinning Top?

The Milky Way above a road heading into the horizon.

Though our naked eyes cannot see energy, it constitutes the essence of the universe and manifests directly in the physical world. (Image: un-perfekt via Pixabay)

Intense Radio Burst in Milky Way Could Help Resolve Origins of Mysterious Phenomenon

A magnetar.

New data strongly suggest that magnetars — a type of neutron star believed to have an extremely powerful magnetic field — could be the source of some fast radio bursts (FRBs). (Image: via McGill University Graphic Design Team)

VLBA Makes First Direct Distance Measurement to Magnetar

A magnetar.

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have made the first direct geometric measurement of the distance to a magnetar within our Milky Way Galaxy. (Image: Sophia Dagnello via NRAO / AUI / NSF)