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Breathtaking Photos Show The Milky Way As Seen From Greece

HuffPost Greece | Danae Leivada | Posted 07.05.2016 | World

The Milky Way is the spiral galaxy that holds our solar system. It is our home in space. And the lens of photographer Alexandros Maragos captures spec...

Most Of Us Can't See The Milky Way Anymore. That Comes With A Price.

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 06.10.2016 | Science

The silver ribbon of stars that wraps the night sky has long been an awe-inspiring sight for anyone who cares to look up. But that’s not the case an...

Scientists Just 'Weighed' The Milky Way, Dark Matter And All

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.01.2016 | Science

Our home galaxy is a star-studded monstrosity, measuring some 100,000 light years (587,849,981,000,000,000 miles) across. Calculating the weight of so...

Who Do You Think You Are?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy We have heard all these "ifs" before. If this candidate wins, it will be a catastrophe. I may consider moving to another country....

Milky Way's Vast Galactic Plane Shimmers In Hypnotic New Video

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science

To the naked eye, the Milky Way can seem little more than a whitish smudge stretching across the night sky -- at least if you're stargazing in the mid...

Astronomers Spy Elusive Dwarf Galaxy Orbiting Our Milky Way

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.18.2016 | Science

We have a newfound galactic neighbor. Astronomers say they've recently discovered an elusive dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way. There are about ...

Zoom Into The Mesmerizing Heart Of Our Own Milky Way Galaxy

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.01.2016 | Science

Ever wondered what it would be like to travel to the center of the Milky Way? Now you can find out. Sort of. The Hubble Space Telescope stared deep in...

You've Never Seen The Milky Way Look Quite Like This

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.25.2016 | Science

Experience the Milky Way in a brand new light. On Wednesday, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) unveiled a stunning new image of the Milky Way...

Scientists Discover Galaxies Shrouded In The Milky Way's Dust

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 02.11.2016 | Science

Astronomers have peered through of the fog of the Milky Way to discover hundreds of previously hidden galaxies. The dust and stars of our Milky Way h...

A Giant Gas Cloud Is Coming Toward Us At 700,000 Miles Per Hour

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science

An invisible cloud of gas is speeding toward our Milky Way galaxy at 700,000 miles per hour. But don't worry: It will take about 30 million years to g...

Super-Colossal Space Tail Is Way Bigger Than The Milky Way

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.23.2015 | Science

Animals have tails. So do shirts, kites and comets. But you've never seen a tail like the one just discovered with the help of NASA's Chandra X-ray Ob...

4 Ways to Use Up Leftover Halloween Candy

Rachel Hollis | Posted 11.02.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

Now that Halloween is over I'm sure you're stuck with a ton of leftover candy. Here are four delicious recipes to help you use it up in a yummy and un...

The Largest Photo Of Space Is So Huge, We Can't Even Show It To You

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.22.2015 | Science

Remember that breathtaking image of the Andromeda galaxy the Hubble Space Telescope released in January, which uses 1.5 billion pixels to show 100 mil...

The Most Mysterious Star In Our Galaxy

The Atlantic | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Science

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scramb...

How Exploring Space Led One Of NASA's Top Scientists To Worry About Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green

Exploring new stretches of the galaxy brought NASA scientist William Borucki back to Earth. Borucki, 76, retired in July as the principal investigator...

Check Out One Of Our Galactic Neighbors - The Sculptor Dwarf

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.21.2015 | Science

Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) are taking a new, up-close look at one of our most elusive neighbors: the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy...

New Research Explains How Life Could Spread To Other Galaxies

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.08.2015 | Science

Scientists haven't yet figured out whether life is capable of surviving the extreme conditions found in space and spreading to other stars -- a contro...

Scientists Reveal Secret To Dung Beetles' Impressive Navigation Skills

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.27.2015 | Science

Dung beetles spend their days collecting other animals' poop to feed on. While they may not seem like the most elegant of creatures, it turns out thei...

New Milky Way Galaxy Map Is The Most Accurate Ever Created

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.16.2015 | Science

What's it like to draw a map of the vast galaxy in which our solar system is embedded? NASA has likened the task to drawing a map of your house withou...

Why This Legendary Food Critic Hasn't Been Hungry In 60 Years

Dan Pashman | Posted 05.19.2016 | Taste
Dan Pashman

Mimi is really one of us -- a dedicated eater in search of her next delicious meal.

Mysterious Haze Detected At Galaxy's Core

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.08.2015 | Science

A mysterious glow has been observed at the center of the Milky Way, and scientists are struggling to figure out exactly what's causing it. One pos...

Desperately Seeking ET: Fermi's Paradox Turns 65 (Part II)

David H. Bailey | Posted 06.17.2015 | Science
David H. Bailey

In our Part I article, we mentioned how numerous scientists over the past 65 years, since Fermi first raised the question "Where is everybody?", have examined Fermi's paradox and have proposed solutions. There is still no easy answer.

Hawking Covers Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song,' And The Effect Is Relatively Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science

Stephen Hawking knows a thing or two about stars and galaxies, and now his robotic voice has a starring role in a delightful cover version of the "Gal...

Astronomers Solve Long-Standing Cosmic Mystery

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.22.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that "we are made of star stuff" -- or, in other words, cosmic dust. But where all that dust came from, and how it survived...

David Freeman

The Milky Way May Be WAY Bigger Than We Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Science

How big is the Milky Way? Way bigger than we thought, it seems. Surprising new research suggests that our home galaxy is about 50 percent bigger th...