This New Hubble Pic Takes Us Halfway to the Edge of the Universe

This is a new picture taken by the Hubble Telescope that shows us the universe in more detail than we've ever seen it. It's a 14-hour exposure that shows objects at various stages and distances in cosmic history—showing tiny objects that would appear a billion times fainter if looked upon with our weak human eyes. Read More >>

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A Stunning Picture of the Very Large Telescope (Oh, and the Milky Way)

This stunning fisheye photograph shows the towering wonder of the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope—plus, you know, some galaxy called the Milky Way in the background, too. Read More >>

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This is the Clearest Infrared Panorama of the Milky Way Ever Captured

You're looking at the clearest infrared panorama of the Milky Way ever captured. At 20 gigapixels, it's going to take you a long time to check the whole thing out. Read More >>

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A Rocket, a Meteor and the Milky Way, All in One Overwhelming Image

Pictures of rockets, meteors and the Milky Way are all amazing. But one with all three makes for an overwhelming image indeed. Read More >>

Zoom in on the Birth of a Star from Thousands of Light Years Away

About 1,400 light years from Earth in the constellation of Vela, a new star is being born in a burst of violent glory. Streams of carbon monoxide molecules are spewing from the star's poles, as dust swirls around the entire event. Thank God somebody got the whole event on camera. Read More >>

There Are 60 Billion Habitable Planets Littering the Milky Way

A new study suggests that there are as many as 60 billion habitable planets orbiting red dwarf stars in the Milky Way alone—twice the number previously thought and strong evidence to hint that we may not be alone. Read More >>

Dive Right Into the Largest Ever Image of Our Galaxy's Centre

You are looking at more than 84 million stars, the largest ever catalogue of the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Astronomers at the Paranal Observatory in Cerro Paranal, Chile, stitched the 9 gigapixels of the original image from thousands of individual infrared pictures.You can see the full, zoomable version here. Read More >>

This Stunning NASA Simulation Shows a Galaxy's Entire Life History

This amazing video shows a NASA-created simulation of the entire life of a single disk galaxy — all the way from the Big Bang 13.5 billion years ago to the present time. Read More >>

Earth's Sky Will Look Mindblowingly Crazy 3.75 Billion Years From Now

Check out this video made with images created by NASA. It shows Earth's night sky during the next four billion years, with the Milky Way on a head-on collision with Andromeda. The destruction of our galaxy as we know it will be so beautiful. Read More >>

Scientists Discover Mysterious Colossal 'Soap Bubbles' In the Middle of Our Galaxy

Scientists have discovered two gigantic structures resembling soap bubbles in the middle of the Milky Way, above and below the galactic plane. How gigantic? 25,000 light-years tall, one quarter the size of our galaxy! They are not sure where they are coming from. Read More >>

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This Is the Newest Most Amazing Video From Space Ever

It never fails. Every month or so, the astronauts at the International Space Station capture Earth in the most amazing, astonishing, rock-your-socks-off way imaginable. Every time it's better than the previous one. This one is the current winner by far. Read More >>

Watch the Supermassive Black Hole In the Centre of Our Galaxy Eating Breakfast

We knew there was a gigantic black hole in the middle of our very own Milky Way. Now we have images of how this monster eats. This video shows it devouring a massive gas cloud. Read More >>


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