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NASA releases stunning image of a supernova's remnants

NASA has released a stunning image of the remnants of a supernova taken by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope.<p>The image reveals a small section of the expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago, according to the space agency. “Called the Veil Nebula, the debris is one …

2015 August 30 - M31: The Andromeda Galaxy

<b>M31: The Andromeda Galaxy</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Robert Gendler<p><b>Explanation:</b> What is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy? …

CONFIRMED: The Last Great Prediction Of The Big Bang!

A leftover glow unlike any other — of neutrinos — has finally been seen.<p><i>“When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the</i> …

Physics

Astronomers suggest that the Milky Way is not the most friendly place for life

However, the cosmos is vast and we don't really have any idea which bits of it are actually habitable.<p>But what if we could target the search? We have built the first-ever "cosmobiological" model mapping the galaxies in our local universe to help us understand which ones are habitable.<p>Surprisingly, …

Hear The Solar System Make Sweet, Beautiful Music

Pondering “what does the solar system sound like?” seems akin to a tree-falling-in-the-woods rhetorical question. But for visual designer Luke Twyman it’s an opportunity to have a little fun with astronomy and music.<p>SolarBeat is an addictive and oddly soothing web application that uses the orbital …

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

Fermi Finds 'Transformer' Pulsar

For the first time, scientists have watched a pulsar transition from a low-energy system to a high one.

The cosmic butterfly of death

STARSTUFF IMAGE by Stuart Gary<p>Space dance <b>Two dying stars are in a dance of death in this spectacular image of the Twin Jet planetary nebula.</b><p>The …

Rosetta spacecraft captures incredibly bright outburst from Comet 67P

A spacecraft orbiting a comet speeding through deep space just captured an amazing photo of a bright outburst shooting from the celestial body.<p>The …

Space

Scientists Find A Double Black Hole Inside A Nearby Quasar

Two holes in one!<p>The brightest objects in the universe have massive black holes at their hearts.<p>Quasars (“quasi-stellar radio sources”) can be brighter than entire galaxies, and they’re thought to be fueled by the friction and heat of stuff that’s getting swallowed up by a black hole. (Although …