Almost every time we have a look, Saturn seems to become even more incredible. The latest revelation? Saturn’s faint, outermost ring is an absolute monster, spanning an area of space roughly seven thousand times larger than the gas giant itself. Read More >>
You’d probably get upset if somebody ran smack into you on the street, or ploughed into your car. Whatever sort of fuss you’d raise pales miserably in comparred cosmic scream of supermassive black holes when their host galaxies collide.
Astronomers are calling it the “Nasty 1,” but the hefty, rapidly ageing star that shines in the centre of the image above sure is beautiful. That's because it's being devoured by its companion, in a manner of speaking Read More >>