Milky Way and Environs
- February 21, 2013
For the first time, astronomers have measured the sideways motions of stars in the outer halo of the Milky Way, yielding clues to our galaxy's remote past.
- July 12, 2012
Hubble views of Leo IV and two other small-fry galaxies in this study reveal that their stars share the same birth date.
- May 31, 2012
Our galactic neighbor the Andromeda galaxy is on a collision course with our own Milky Way galaxy, according to new observations.
- January 11, 2012
UCSC astronomers Judy Cheng and Connie Rockosi present new evidence, help answer questions about history of stars in our galaxy
At the American Astronomical Society meeting this week in Austin, Texas, UC Santa Cruz astronomers Judy Cheng and Connie Rockosi presented new evidence that will help answer long-standing questions about the history of the stars in the disk of our galaxy.
- August 29, 2011
A simulation of galaxy formation by UCSC astrophysicists solves a longstanding problem in cosmology.
- July 8, 2011
"Milky Way Researchers' Home Away From Home", July 7, 2011.
- January 11, 2011
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey III has released the largest digital color image of the sky ever made.
- July 28, 2010
New York Times, New York Daily News, CBS New, New Scientist and Associated Press about a discovery by other researchers of what may be the heaviest star ever detected.
- January 26, 2010
in an article in the February issue of Scientific American. "Cloudy with a chance of stars"
- January 06, 2010
Astronomers have identified two new tidal streams in the Andromeda galaxy, the remnants of dwarf galaxies consumed by our large galactic neighbor.
- August 21, 2009
one of the most outstanding puzzles in particle physics and cosmology. UCSC astrophysicist Piero Madau has an article published this week in Science entitled "Exploring Dark Matter wtih Milky Way Substructure"
- July 20, 2009
The detection of Galactic dark matter annihilation would unravel one of the most outstanding puzzles
in particle physics and cosmology. UCSC Astrophysicist Piero Madau has an article published this week on Science (Xpress) entitled "Exploring Dark Matter with Milky Way Substructure".
- April 23, 2009
Astronomy Graduate Student Rachel Strickler is co-author of a new report to be published in the July 1, 2009 issue of the Astrophysical Journal.
- January 14, 2009
A study led by astrophysicist Mark Krumholz shows how massive stars can form without blowing away the clouds of gas and dust that feed their growth.
- January 10, 2007
- January 7, 2007
- November 20, 2006