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31 of the Best Images From Cassini’s Mission to Saturn

After 20 years of exploring our cosmic neighborhood, NASA's Cassini spacecraft fell toward Saturn in 2017, burning up in the planet's atmosphere on …

Astronomy

Artist's impression of the Milky Way

Universe

Orion's Belt

Cosmology

Magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 7424

Cosmology

One Galaxy Cluster, Through Hubble's Eyes, Can Show Us The Entire Universe

Galaxy clusters, like the massive one captured here by Hubble, PLCK G004.5-19.5, impress not just for their looks, but for their science.<p>Out there in the depths of space, collections of thousands of galaxies have formed over billions of years from gravity’s relentless pull.<p>These are the largest …

Universe

9 Breathtaking Photos of the Milky Way

When we look up at the sky and see the blanket of stars above us, all we see with the naked eye is a vast blackness with twinkles of light.But setup …

Universe

Butterfly Galaxies

The post Butterfly Galaxies appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Galaxies

The Hindu Science Quiz: Of the cosmos and its colours

Updated: April 17, 2018 20:44 IST<p>Andromeda galaxy. | Photo Credit: AFP<p>April 18, 2018 08:30 IST<p>Updated: April 17, 2018 20:44 IST<p>more-in<p>From Red Shift …

Andromeda Galaxy

Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly, shut down star formation in galaxy

Researchers have completed an unprecedented 'dissection' of twin galaxies in the final stages of merging. The new study explores a galaxy called NGC …

Universe

Twin Galaxies Set For Collision Form Stunning Butterfly-Shaped Nebula

In 2015, NASA released a smashing Hubble image of the majestic NGC 6240 galaxy, which is, more accurately put, a galaxy waiting to happen. NGC 6240 …

Cosmology

Collision between galaxies (artist's impression)

The new results obtained with GIRAFFE on the VLT seem to show that collisions and merging are important in the formation and evolution of galaxies. …

Cosmology

Where is the universe's missing matter?

Astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory have probed the gas-filled haloes around galaxies in a quest to find 'missing' matter thought to …

Universe

Where is the Universe’s missing matter?

Searching galactic haloes for ‘missing’ matter<p>18 April 2018<p>Astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory have probed the gas-filled haloes …

Universe

When does summer start? Everything you need to know about summer solstice, the longest day of the year

A heatwave has taken hold of the UK, with scorching sun taking the place of the expected April showers this week. It feels like summer has arrived early: the deckchairs are out in parks, there's mention of firing up the barbecue and – in true British fashion – we've no idea what to wear to our …

Solstice

The Most Expensive Vinyl Records On The Collector's Market

Most people over a certain age have a bunch of vinyl records gathering dust in a wardrobe, trunk or suitcase. (It's how you separate Gen X and Baby …

Vinyl Records

One of the greatest mysteries surrounding Prince has been solved

When the public was informed of Prince’s untimely death, people immediately took to sharing videos of their favorite live performances to showcase …

We Were So Very Wrong About the Size of the Andromeda Galaxy

The Milky Way certainly has its perks. It’s big and swirly, and best of all, we live there! But for many years, research suggested our neighboring …

Universe

Learn to View the Night Sky with 'See It with a Small Telescope'

Many of us just got our first telescope over the holidays, and let's face it — a telescope can be intimidating. It's a machine. It needs to be …

NASA Shows Einstein Was Right: Our Sun Is Losing Mass—and Its Grip on Our Solar System

As our sun gets older, it's losing mass, and so its gravitational pull becomes weaker. As a result, the orbits of all the planets in our solar system …

What's the Super Blue Blood Moon? The Rare Event Explained

It's a lunar trifecta.<p>The new year has just begun, but it’s already gracing stargazers with some seriously loony lunar activity, and it’s only going …

Super Blue Blood Moon

This Beautiful Gallery Is For Owl Lovers

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing any type of owl in the Only Owls Photo contest with chances to win a Sigma …

Gravity warps a supernova into a quadruple play

The Universe is a weird place.<p>Follow along with me here. First, the idea that there are stars at all is kind of amazing. Then some of them use up all …

The detail-oriented woman who found a secret of the universe in a piece of “scruff”

A pulsar is a small, spinning star—a giant ball of neutrons, left behind after a normal star has died in a fiery explosion.<p>With a diameter of only 30km (18.6 miles), the star spins up to hundreds of times a second, while sending out a beam of radio waves (and sometimes other radiation, such as …

This Crazy Twist on Black Holes Says There Was No Big Bang

We could be living in a bouncy Universe.<p>A physicist from the University of Campinas in Brazil isn't a big fan of the idea that time started with a …

Sick of Meditation? Try This Powerful Mindfulness Practice Used by Top CEOs and Athletes | Inc.com

There's no doubt that the modern work environment is a hotbed of stress.<p>With nonstop emails, constant pings on Slack, and a slew of endless meetings, we rarely have enough time to do our best work, if any real work at all. We're overworked, overwhelmed, and vulnerable to burnout.<p>We all crave a …

Mindfulness

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe

Exactly 100 years ago, our conception of the Universe was far different from what it is today. The stars within the Milky Way were known, and were known to be at distances up to thousands of light years away, but nothing was thought to be further. The Universe was assumed to be static, as the …

Universe

Area 51: Leaked video purports alien craft being tested at secret military base

A video from noted conspiracy theorists SecureTeam 10 describes what it calls "leaked" footage of an alien craft at Area 51 in Nevada.<p>The video, which has racked up over 200,000 views on YouTube, appears to show a flying object hovering in the sky, then flying in a way that known aircraft can not …

Cosmic dead ringers: 20 super strange-looking space objects

Mimas, the Death Star moon

Astronomy

Have Scientists Finally Unraveled the Mysteries of Antimatter?

New discoveries are made every day about the world we live in, but there are still many aspects of the universe that we don’t understand, and maybe …

Physics

Newest LIGO Signal Raises A Huge Question: Do Merging Black Holes Emit Light?

Billions of years ago, two black holes much more massive than the Sun — 31 and 19 solar masses each — merged together in a distant galaxy far across the Universe. On January 4th of this year, those gravitational waves, traveling through the Universe at the speed of light, finally reached Earth, …

Black Holes