Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have solved the 40-year-old mystery of the origin of the Magellanic Stream, a long ribbon of gas stretching nearly halfway around the Milky Way.
An image of the Milky Way’s Galactic Center in the night sky above Paranal Observatory (Image from wiki.org) Stars called red dwarfs may support planets on which life is possible. With three quarters of stars in the Milky Way being red dwarfs, there may be 4.5 billion habitable planets in our galaxy, a new […]
The pixelated image on the lower right may not look like much to any of you, but it in fact, may very well be the most distant galaxy ever photographed by Spitzer and Hubble. So distant, the light from this galaxy first shone when the universe was a mere 500 MILLION years old. It may […]
One billion stars New view of the blue marble Furthest-ever image of the universe 9 billion pixels of the Milky Way galaxy The view 50 million light years away Panorama of Mars A not-so-dark “dark core” A twister on Mars Saturns storms European panorma at night from the International Space Station The […]
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA FRIDAY, 24 AUGUST 2012 Research presented at the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Beijing has found the first group of galaxies that is just like ours, a rare sight in the local Universe. The Milky Way is a fairly typical galaxy on its own, but when paired with its […]