Andromeda Is Colliding with the Milky Way!

Today I’m talking about Andromeda! It’s our nearest galaxy apart from dwarf galaxies. It’s about two-and-a-half million light years away, which sounds like a far way away but it’s not that far, really. We’re actually on a collision course with the Andromeda galaxy. We’re supposed to merge with it in about 4 billion years or […]

6. Milky Way Galaxy Introduction

Welcome back to OpenSpace. This is Carter. I’m going to lead you through a little bit of a tour of the Milky Way Galaxy, thanks to the Digital Universe 3D Atlas datasets. Digital Universe contains the datasets for the Milky Way from various astronomical catalogs, brought together into one, and also the extra galactic or […]

How many black holes are in the Milky Way?

Hi, I’m Dhara. I’m an Astronomer here at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and in this week’s Space News, Astronomers have detected 12 black holes around the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy. And although this seems like a small number of black holes detected, it actually provides great support to the theory […]