All about the Milky Way

Learn about what astronomers have learned about the galaxy we call home, and what they're still learning.
By | Published: May 26, 2017 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

Learn all about the Milky Way – the galaxy we call home – in this free download. We cover all the details of what astronomers already know and what they’re still learning about this spiral structure.

In this guide, we explore:

  • How did the Milky Way get its name?
  • What is the Milky Way made of?
  • What is blowing gamma-ray bubbles at the Milky Way’s center?
  • What’s inside the massive black hole at the center of our galaxy?
  • What data is NASA’s NuSTAR telescope collecting?

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