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Scientists discover a ‘dark’ milky way

Using the world's most powerful telescopes, an international team of astronomers has found a massive galaxy that consists almost entirely of dark matter.

Venus and Jupiter ‘Kiss’ This Weekend, Next ‘Date’ in 50 Years

This Saturday, Venus and Jupiter will merge in the night sky. This is an extremely rare event as the next similar planet parade will occur only in almost half a century, Space & Telescope magazine reported.

Newly discovered 'ghost galaxy' full of dark matter is as big as the Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered, with the aid of some powerful telescopes, a galaxy made up mostly of dark matter. Dragonfly 44, as it has been named, is roughly the same size as our Milky Way but with far fewer stars. Rather, the galaxy appears to be composed largely of dark matter, which does not emit light or interact with electromagnetic radiation. Show More Summary

A Reality Check for the World’s Largest Radio Telescope

Chinese supercomputer tests software of the world’s biggest telescope

Planet found in habitable zone around nearest star

Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and has a temperature suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. Show More Summary

Batman Rolling Hardside Luggage

This Batman Rolling Hardside Luggage will hold all of your stuff while you travel. You have one up on Batman too, because this holds a lot more than a utility belt. It fits in most overhead bins and features an aluminum, telescoping handle with four 360° wheels for upright rolling in multiple directions. Batman Rolling […]

‘Habitable Zone’: Newly Discovered Planet May Be Home to Life, Astronomers Say

Using ESO telescopes, astronomers have found evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to Earth. The new planet, currently called Proxima b, is roughly the size of Earth, and is only about 4.2 light years from our solar system.

NEWS ALERT! ESO Unveils 'Clear Evidence' of Earth-Like Planet in Habitable Zone Orbiting Proxima Centauri --"Only 4.25 light-year Away"

Astronomers using European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days...

The wispy fragments of an exploded binary star - CNET

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the remnants of a supernova several thousand years ago.

The owners of these defiant 'nail houses' in China refuse to give in to developers

China has an impressive number of massive developments in the works, from a 1,640-foot-wide radio telescope to a 26-mile-long bridge. But all that new infrastructure and construction requires space, which means residents are sometimes forced to move in order to make room for new projects. Show More Summary

SHARPER, PLEASE: New telescopes poised to unlock the universe. For the Giant Magellan Telescope O…

SHARPER, PLEASE: New telescopes poised to unlock the universe. For the Giant Magellan Telescope Organisation, a remote site in Chile, far from the ambient light of human habitation, will be home to the first of a new generation of extremely large telescopes. These optical telescopes will be far larger than anything we’ve seen to date. […]

Venus-Like Exoplanet May Provide First Oxygen Discovery Outside Solar System

A distant planet that orbits a star 39 light years away from Earth could mark the first discovery of oxygen beyond the solar system when the next generation of space telescopes comes on line, a team of scientists from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) said in a press release on Monday.

Rhino Hammer

iThinking injected a bit of whimsy into an everyday tool. The Rhino Hammer has a base and head that, well, looks like a rhinoceros. It has a telescoping handle and is made of rubber, aluminum and steel.

Sense of the stars: New telescopes poised to unlock the universe - CNET

Advances in technology over the last 20 years are giving birth to a new generation of telescopes that will open up the skies.

Astrophiz Podcast 7 is Out

Astrophiz Podcast 7 is out now.Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith talks about building the world's biggest radio telescope, sciencing with indigenous communities and national science Week. I wrap up the Perseids, explain magnitudes and 'What's up in the sky this week'. Show More Summary

"Super-Babies to a Quantum Portal to the Cosmos" --China's 2016 Headlines Foreshadow Control of the Planet & Beyond

In 2016, with headlines announcing yesterday's launch of the first quantum computer to the completion of the world's largest radio telescope, China is emerging as the new science super power, opening portals to new and uncharted territory with some of...

NASA's Fermi mission expands its search for dark matter

Dark matter, the mysterious stuff that makes up most of the material universe, continues to vex scientists, but three creative studies using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have helped whittle down some possibilities.

Kepler Space Telescope Watches Stellar Dancers in the Pleiades Cluster

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Here's a wonderful feature about my favorite constellation and the galaxy's most awesome telescope (at least one of them!) from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. (more…)

Two Galaxies Have Left the Void and Entered Hubble's Heart

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Hubble Space Telescope is one of our favorite things because it gives us images like the one above, which not only pictures a number of galaxies, but shows the introduction of two new ones. Read more...

World’s Largest Telescope Unlikely to Find Home in India

The telescope is part of an ambitious international project to discover more about our universe.

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