Tag Archives: Milky Way

Picture of the Day – The Milky Way Galaxy at Sunrise.

October 29, 2014 – Picture of the Day: A gorgeous shot of the Milky Way and sunrise over Yosemite National Park in California. David Shield created this image from 11 separate shots. He photographed the night sky at 11 pm … Continue reading

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Our “Champagne” Galaxy – Bubbles Anyone?

June 6, 2013 – More than 5,000 “bubbles” in the disk of our Milky Way Galaxy have been discovered: A team of volunteers has pored over observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and discovered more than 5,000 “bubbles” in the … Continue reading

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The Large Magellanic Cloud Galaxy Builds Blazing Stars.

April 16, 2013 – Herschel and Spitzer See nearby Galaxies’ Stardust: This new image shows the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light. The cold dust that builds blazing stars is revealed. The new images map the dust in the … Continue reading

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NASA Image Shows Space Nursery.

April 10, 2013 – Before They Were Stars – Image Shows Space Nursery: A bubbling cauldron of star birth is highlighted in this new image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope (above). The stars we see today weren’t always as serene as … Continue reading

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Rare Galaxy Found at the Dawn of Time.

March 17, 2013 – NASA Telescopes Find Rare Galaxy at the Dawn of Time: This image shows one of the most distant galaxies known, called GN-108036, dating back to 750 million years after the Big Bang that created our universe. … Continue reading

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Aliens Among Us!

March 6, 2013 – An Otherworldly Discovery – Billions of Other Planets: Astronomers said Wednesday that each of the 100 billion stars in the Milky Way probably has at least one companion planet, on average, adding credence to the notion … Continue reading

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The Center of our Milky Way Galaxy is Strangely Twisted.

March 3, 2013  – Center of our Galaxy is strangely twisted: In a strange twist of science, astronomers using the Herschel Space Observatory have discovered that a suspected ring at the center of our galaxy is warped for reasons they … Continue reading

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The Biggest Baddest Black Hole Ever Discovered.

February 26, 2013 – An illustration of a black hole the size of nearly 10 billion Suns. Inside it, where gravity is so in- tense that not even light can escape, our solar system is shown to scale: Astronomers are … Continue reading

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NASA’s Deep Impact Spacecraft Eyes Comet ISON.

February 7, 2013 – NASA’s Deep Impact Spacecraft Eyes Comet ISON: NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft has acquired its first images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON). The images were taken by the spacecraft’s Medium-Resolution Imager over a 36-hour period on Jan. … Continue reading

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