Galaxies

Rogue One’s Neil Lamont: Tatooine was meant to be the setting for a now-scrapped Star Wars project

With the <i>Star Wars</i> development calendar slightly less clear than it was before <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i>’s tepid box office sent Disney and Lucasfilm …

Star Wars

Cosmic Gas Could Answer Questions About the Early Universe

A computer simulation of the distribution of matter in the universe; orange regions host galaxies, blue structures are gas and dark matter (via TNG …

Universe

Spiral galaxy NGC 1232

The striking, large spiral galaxy NGC 1232, and its distorted companion shaped like the greek letter "theta".<p>The pair is located roughly 60 million …

Cosmology

How to Swallow a Sun

How to Swallow a Sun<p>External Online Source:<p>Author and Affiliation:<p>Cenko, S. Bradley<p>(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United …

Space Travel

2018 June 14 - Six Planets from Yosemite

<b>Six Planets from Yosemite</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)<p><b>Explanation:</b> The five naked-eye planets, Mercury, Venus, …

Astronomy

Rare supermassive black hole stuns scientists

A supermassive black hole has been found at the center of a tiny galaxy, a rare find. What makes the discovery even more unique is that it has been …

Black Holes

Video zooms to Milky Way center where stars orbit a massive black hole

Black Holes

A galaxy of 1,000 ancient stars orbiting the edge of the Milky Way has left scientists baffled because they have no idea how it formed

A mysterious cluster of stars that has left scientists baffled for years is now one step closer to being fully understood.<p>The latest research has …

Universe

Pune telescope hailed for discovering galaxy can be booked by students for a peek at stars

<b>The Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope has singularly detected several record-breaking objects.</b><p><b>Bengaluru:</b> A radio galaxy farther away than any …

India News

What’s Next for the Heart of the Milky Way

<b>Q: Firstly can you tell us about the observations your team have just completed?</b><p><b>A:</b> The star S2 passed very close to the black hole in the centre of …

Black Holes

Massively OP Podcast Episode 182: Follow the Torchlight

Justin and Bree discuss World of Warcraft, Star Wars Galaxies, LOTRO, Torchlight Frontiers, Diablo, RuneScape Classic, Trove, and No Man's Sky. And …

Haiku

Image - Out of This Whirl: the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and Companion Galaxy

About this image<p>The graceful, winding arms of the majestic spiral galaxy M51 (NGC 5194) appear like a grand spiral staircase sweeping through space. …

Cosmology

Montreal weather: Hot and humid

A mix of sun and clouds, and expect some showers in the afternoon.<p>Environment Canada predicts a high of 30 Celsius, a Humidex of 37 and a UV index of …

Weather

11 incredible photos of the 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid Meteor Shower returned to the night sky in the northern hemisphere over the weekend, with the spectacular show reaching its peak on Sunday. The display is loved by astronomers for being one of the most active meteor showers and stargazers have been quick to share their beautiful photos …

Astronomy

Andromeda Galaxy Twinkles Above Old Mine in Stunning Nighttime View

<i>Miguel Claro</i> <i>is a professional photographer, author and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who creates spectacular images of the night</i> …

Andromeda Galaxy

First Stars Formed No Later Than 250 Million Years After The Big Bang, With Direct Proof

No matter how far back we look in the Universe, we cannot yet observe the first stars or galaxies directly.<p>The light they produce is too redshifted and blocked by too much intervening gas to be seen even by Hubble.<p>The most distant galaxy ever discovered is already late, dating back to 407 million …

James Webb Space Telescope

How to Break the Space Time Continuum With an Atmospheric Wormhole Made From Scratch

In a postern episode of their incredibly insightful and fascinating animations, the ever-philosophical design house Kurzgesagt posits the efficacy of …

Offbeat News

Tiny Satellite to Search Universe for Missing Matter

The HaloSat satellite, which was transported to the International Space Station in May and deployed in orbit in mid-July by astronauts, is only about …

Universe

Peer into the heavens from an Ancestral Puebloan astronomical site in Colorado’s Chimney Rock

PAGOSA SPRINGS — A blinding bolt of light zigzagged from a leaden sky. A cracking boom thundered three seconds later.“We need to get everyone off the …

Solstice

The Dazzling Perseid Meteor Shower of 2018 in Photos

Perseid Meteors Put On a Show!<p>The Perseid meteor shower of 2018 put on a spectacular show for skywatchers around the world. The annual meteor shower …

Wildfires

Perseid meteor shower 2018: 13 stunning photos of nature's light show

The Perseid meteor shower, which occurs every August due to debris left behind from Comet Swift-Tuttle, peaked this weekend, offering stunning light …

Meteor Showers

2018 August 14 - M86 in the Central Virgo Cluster

<b>M86 in the Central Virgo Cluster</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Mark Hanson, Stan Watson Obs.<p><b>Explanation:</b> Is there a bridge of gas connecting these two …

Cosmology

Volume 2 Issue 8, August 2018

• Previous Issue |<br>• Volume 2<p>Balloons and black holes<p>X-ray polarization observations of the stellar black hole in Cygnus X-1 by a balloon-borne telescope …

Black Holes

The Missing Satellite Problem Outside of the Local Group: I -- Pilot Observation. (arXiv:1808.03410v1 [astro-ph.GA])

Authors: Masayuki Tanaka, Masashi Chiba, Kohei Hayashi, Yutaka Komiyama, Takashi Okamoto, Andrew Cooper, Sakurako Okamoto, Lee SpitlerWe present …

Space

23 January 2007

Hubble Maps the Cosmic Web of "Clumpy" Dark Matter in 3-D<p>23 January 2007<p>Click image to enlarge<p>The top "sliced" image shows how dark matter evolved …

Universe

Wide field image of galaxy cluster SDSS J1110+6459

About the Image<p>Id:<p>opo1727b<p>Type:<p>Observation<p>Release date:<p>10 July 2017, 12:00<p>Size:<p>4052 x 4424 px<p>About the Object<p>Name:<p>SDSS J1110+6459<p>Type:<p>Early Universe …

Universe

Orion's Belt

Cosmology

Meteor watch

Darrin Zammit Lupi, Reuters<p>Posted at Aug 13 2018 12:16 PM<p>Share<p>Save<p>People watch as a meteor streaks past the Milky Way in the night sky during the …

Meteor Showers

Image - The Majestic Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

About this image<p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has trained its razor-sharp eye on one of the universe's most stately and photogenic galaxies, the …

Cosmology

2009 July 29 - The Milky Way Over Devils Tower

<b>The Milky Way Over Devils Tower</b> <b><br>Credit & Copyright:</b> Wally Pacholka (TWAN)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Was Devils Tower once an explosive volcano? Famous for its …

Nebulas