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A breathtaking photo of a constellation 4,000 light-years from Earth is the most detailed ever of that region

Roughly 4,000 light-years (about 24 quadrillion miles) away from Earth in a particularly happening region of the universe full of star clusters, nebulae, and a star-forming molecular cloud, there is a constellation known as Ara. 131 more words

The bizarre story of how a stellar explosion produced the fastest star in the galaxy

The story of how US 708 became the fastest-moving star in the galaxy (that we know of) is also a tale of a relationship gone sour. 245 more words

Halifax astronomer makes galactic discovery

HALIFAX – A Halifax astronomer has discovered two stars on the other side of the galaxy that could tell us more about our universe.

The findings were recently published in… 486 more words



NASA AND Cal Tech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have devised a wonderfully artful means of describing exoplanets, planets that are extrasolar, orbiting stars other than the Sun. 682 more words


Check out these incredible images of the "Hand of God" space cloud taken by the European Southern Observatory

About 1,300 light years (7.6 quadrillion miles) from Earth, there is a dim nebula called CG4, also known as “God’s Hand.”

CG4 is what’s known as a “cometary globule,” which is a misnomer. 144 more words