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A is for Astronomy

The nice thing about choosing a theme that begins with the letter A is that I can use it as the first post and give you all a little introduction to what Astronomy is exactly. 776 more words

Black History

A Hundred Million Stars in 3 Minutes

In January 2015, NASA released the largest image ever of the Andromeda galaxy, taken by the Hubble telescope. Totaling 1.5 billion pixels and requiring 4.3 gigabytes of disk space, this photo provides a detailed glimpse at the sheer scale of our nearest galactic neighbor. 84 more words


Discovery of several dwarf galaxies near the Magellanic Clouds

Dwarf galaxies are, as the name implies, small or even tiny galaxies with much lower mass and luminosity than large galaxies such as our own Milky Way galaxy or the Andromeda galaxy or Triangulum galaxy. 673 more words

Dark Matter

My favorite excerpt (471 words) ever written in science --- By John P. A. Ioannidis

Science at-Large on Planet F345, Andromeda Galaxy, Year 3045268

…”Planet F345 in the Andromeda galaxy is inhabited by a highly intelligent humanoid species very similar to Homo sapiens sapiens.

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Neighbours - the Cosmic Version

‘Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours…..’

It used to be a programme that I religiously watched every day as a youngster at 5.35pm – before the Simpsons at 6pm of course – and I learned a lot from Harold, Lou, Madge, Susan, Karl and whoever Holly Valance’s character was! 897 more words

Hubble Telescope Spots an Emoticon in Outer Space

In the center of this Hubble Telescope image is the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 — and it appears to be smiling back at you.

The two orange eyes of the grinning face are actually two distant… 18 more words

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