This star's bizarre behavior helped astronomers find a hidden, invisible black hole in the Milky Way

The star was found orbiting a massive black hole with around four times the mass of the Sun.<p>Astronomers were able to find an invisible black hole …


NASA captures rare image of a distant galaxy nearly as old as the Universe itself

When astronomers at NASA capture images of far-off galaxies, they typically appear only as tiny red dots. These distant celestial bodies are so far …


NASA Photo From Hubble Reveals Largest Galaxy Cluster Ever Discovered

A NASA and the European Space Agency's Hubble Space Telescope photo features the largest galaxy cluster ever discovered. It is so large that it …


James Webb Space Telescope Completes Deep-Freeze Testing - ExtremeTech

By on January 16, 2018 at 2:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>NASA’s long-running James Webb …

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Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy

<b>The Hubble telescope has bagged an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe's oldest known galaxies.</b><p>Astronomers were lucky when the orbiting observatory captured the image of a galaxy that existed just 500 million years after the Big Bang.<p>The image was stretched and amplified by the …


Take a flight through the heart of the Orion Nebula to see where stars are born in this stunning NASA video

The three-dimensional video provides a look at the topography of the nebula using visible and infrared light<p>NASA has combined the staggering images …


How Did the Milky Way Get Its Bulge? Fast-Moving Stars May Hold Clues

Sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy's central hub are zipping along at different speeds depending on how they are made, according to new …


The Milky Way ate 11 other galaxies - Futurity

In a quest to discover the mysterious nature of dark energy, astronomers found something else: evidence of our galaxy's violent past.


2018 January 14 - Three Galaxies and a Comet

<b>Three Galaxies and a Comet</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Miloslav Druckmuller (Brno University of Technology)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Diffuse starlight and dark …


Our Milky Way as a “melting pot”

Where do stars we see at night come from? Newly confirmed streams of stars – thought to be coming to our Milky Way from other galaxies – suggest not …


Scientists expect 1st direct black hole image soon

In 2018, scientists hope to present the 1st-ever direct image of a black hole’s event horizon. Their target? The 4-million-solar-mass black hole at …


You Can Watch Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos' Marathon Right Now, For Free

Beloved author and astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan hosted a 13-part PBS mini-series in 1980 called <i>Cosmos,</i> that today many in science, the media, and …

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France Sends Nanosatellite PicSat Into Orbit To Study A Distant Planet In Milky Way Galaxy

On Friday, French nanosatellite PicSat 3U was sent into orbit aboard Indian Space Research Organization’s PSLV rocket.<p>PicSat has been created by a …


The Universe’s Earliest Galaxies Were Organized Whirlpools

When a team of scientists took a look into distant galaxies, seeing what those systems looked like when they were forming almost 13 billion years …


Nasa's X-ray telescopes take you to the centre of the Milky Way in this 360 degree movie

A journey to the centre of the galaxy where stars orbit black holes and create x-ray emitting clouds.<p>It is now possible to take a virtual trip to the …


Visible and Infrared Visualization of the Orion Nebula

About this video <br>Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds<p><b>Flight Through Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared Light</b><p>This visualization explores the Orion Nebula …


Astronomy News, Headlines and Videos - Seeker

Read the latest astronomy news and headlines from Seeker, featuring coverage behind the science of investigating the cosmos, including what we’ve …


Iron-rich stars host shorter-period planets

Astronomers with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have learned that the chemical composition of a star can exert unexpected influence on its …


Catch these Comets in 2018 - Sky & Telescope

<b>We look ahead to see what fuzzy visitors, newly-discovered or returning, will brighten the nights ahead. One and possibly two naked-eye comets are on</b> …


Mystery Radio Bursts From Space Just Got Even Weirder

Oxen Hill, Maryland<p>Astronomers are transfixed by twisted waves seen coming from an odd object three billion light-years away.<p>There’s a new twist in the tale of one of the strangest objects in the sky.<p>About three billion light-years away, that mysterious object continually hurls humongous blasts of …


2018 January 8 - Clouds of Andromeda

<b>Clouds of Andromeda</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Daniel López / IAC<p><b>Explanation:</b> What are those red clouds surrounding the Andromeda galaxy? This galaxy, …


Sun 101

While billions of stars are scattered throughout the universe, the one at the center of our solar system plays a special role for us here on Earth.<p>Our sun formed about 4.5 billion years ago in the Milky Way Galaxy’s Orion Spur.<p>It was born when a cloud of dust and gas (known as a solar nebula) …


Hubble’s Barred and Booming Spiral Galaxy

UGC 6093 is something known as a barred spiral galaxy — it has beautiful arms that swirl outwards from a bar slicing through the galaxy’s center.

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Top 10 Most Viewed Explain Everything Projects of 2017

A new year is upon us and we will soon be seeing lots of lists of rankable items from 2017. We know how much people love to review these lists and …

Flipped Classroom

Supermassive Black Holes May Eventually Sterilize Galaxies - ExtremeTech

By on January 3, 2018 at 9:20 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Lurking in the heart of most large …



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Spiral galaxy NGC 253

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10 Weird Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Milky Way

OXON HILL, MARYLAND, United States, EARTH, SOLAR SYSTEM, MILKY WAY<p>Sarlaccs might live in a galaxy far, far away, but our star-studded home has plenty of its own strange wonders.<p>PUBLISHED<p>When we look up, every star we see is in the Milky Way, the spiral galaxy we call home. The Milky Way holds every …


On This Day In History: American Astronomer Edwin Hubble Announced Existence Of Other Galaxies - On Dec 30, 1924

Share this:<p><b> –</b> <b>On December 30, 1924,</b> America astronomer Edwin Hubble announced that there are other galaxies in the cosmos.<p>Our home …


Exploring the universe – and how we found our place in it

LATE one summer night in 1845, the 3rd Earl of Rosse climbed up to an 18-metre-high platform to focus a telescope on a nebula known as M51. At the …