Stargazing Down Under

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We’re currently in New Zealand on our honeymoon and we were lucky enough to have dark clear skies for a couple of nights. And let me tell you that...

See A Baby Star Hatching From Its Birth Cloud

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A new-born star cloaked in a golden veil stands starkly against the black filament of the Circinus cloud. While it might sound like the beginning of a fantasy novel,...

A Dance of Black Holes

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When galaxies collide, the supermassive black holes (SMBH) at their centre merge after a long spiralling dance around each other. Several studies have been conducted to underpin everything that...

There’s a lack of young stars around the core of the Milky Way

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According to a new study, a major revision of the Milky Way is necessary. A team of Japanese, South African and Italian astronomers has discovered a large region of...

Everything you need to know about Pluto before the New Horizon fly-by

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Pluto, not to be confused with Micky Mouse's dog, is going to be in the news a lot soon, as we are finally going to take a closer look...

A new planetary type has been found by Kepler

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The exoplanet finder extraordinaire that is the Kepler telescope significantly changed our understanding of the type of planets that can exist in our galaxy. We only find two types...

Visiting The European Astronaut Centre

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Recently, I've had the chance to visit the European Astronaut Centre, one of the important facilities belonging to the European Space Agency.  I was there as part of a research...

Behold The Biggest Explosion Since The Big Bang!

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Astronomers have observed the effect of a colossal explosion, the most energetic known since the very beginning of the universe, and at least five times more powerful than the...