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Andromeda: Our Sister Galaxy

Mario Livio | Posted 01.21.2015 | Science
Mario Livio

By measuring very precisely the motion of the Andromeda galaxy relative to the Milky Way, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope were able to determine in 2012 that the Milky Way and Andromeda are destined for a head-on collision in about 4 billion years.

New Map Spotlights 'Mysterious Molecules' In Our Galaxy

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.14.2015 | Science

Scientists may be one step closer to solving a cosmic puzzle that's had astronomers scratching their heads for nearly a century. It all started in ...

Milky Way's Mysterious 'Bubbles' Yield Their Secrets

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.08.2015 | Science

Five years after astronomers discovered a pair of mysterious plumes of radiation at the heart of our galaxy, scientists may be one step closer to und...

Astronomers Baffled By Strange Object Near Center Of Milky Way

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.02.2015 | Science

Astronomers may be a step closer to solving the mystery of a strange object seen orbiting the massive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy...

24 Of The Best Astrophotos Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.29.2014 | Science

Don't get us wrong. Space-based telescopes like Hubble and Spitzer brought us absolutely stunning images of deep space this year. But some of the ...

Lonely Little Galaxy Discovered By International Team Of Astronomers

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science

The Milky Way's neighborhood is a bit more crowded than we thought. Using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a Russian-American team of astro...

David Freeman

Here's Why The Night Sky Is Dark Even Though Jillions Of Stars Are Shining Light Our Way

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science

There are a lot of stars out there--an estimated 70 billion trillion. With so many stars beaming their light our way, it seems only logical that the ...

WATCH: Milky Way Gets 'Cannibalized' By Nearby Galaxy

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.22.2014 | Science

Scientists have long known that the nearby galaxy Andromeda and our own Milky Way galaxy will collide in four to five billion years, but now a new com...

Huge 'Hole' Discovered In Tiny Galaxy Brimming With Stars

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Science

Talk about big things coming in little packages! Astronomers using data from the Hubble Space Telescope say they've discovered a ginormous black hole ...

Chasing Fire

Jeff Frost | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Jeff Frost

Way Fire, near Lake Isabella, Wafford Heights, CA Today I faced a choice. The plan was to watch my new film 'Circle of Abstract Ritual' on a 40ft s...

New Galaxy Map Gives Solar System A New Address

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

Astronomers have long had a sense of where the Milky Way is in relation to other galaxies, but a new three-dimensional star map gives us a more nuance...

FOUND: Traces Of A Monster Star In Early Universe

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 08.22.2014 | Science

An ancient star in the halo surrounding the Milky Way galaxy appears to contain traces of material released by the death of one of the universe's fi...

LOOK: Sultry Star-Birthing Photo Will Get You All Fired Up

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.20.2014 | Science

Hello, gorgeous. A star cluster and a nebula in the Southern Milky Way take center stage in a spectacular new image from the La Silla Observatory i...

Streamsong Resort: Golf and Literature, Bass and Alligators

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

First of all, there are the books. A clue to the attention to detail in guest rooms at Streamsong Resort in central Florida's Bone Valley, their titl...

Scientists Give Surprising New Estimate Of Milky Way's Mass

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.30.2014 | Science

Surprise! Our home galaxy is no pipsqueak, but it isn't nearly as massive as scientists used to think. Astronomers often refer to the neighboring A...

Black Hole 'Fireworks' Were A Flop -- And Here's Why

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Science

Nothing. Nada. Zilch. That’s what astronomers saw this spring when they trained their telescopes on the giant black hole at the Milky Way’s center...

FAR OUT: Astronomers Discover Milky Way's Most Distant Stars

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.10.2014 | Science

The boundaries of our home galaxy may have to be redrawn. Astronomers have discovered the farthest-flung stars yet known in the Milky Way. The two ...

Cosmic Dust Mystery May Have Just Been Solved

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Science

Astronomers watching a supernova may have found out where the dust that makes up much of the Universe came from.Cosmic dust is crucial to the birth of...

Controversial Big Bang Finding May Have Been Mistaken, Scientists Acknowledge

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 06.20.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists who made headlines in March with their research on the early universe are now acknowledging that they may have been mista...

How the Cosmos Teaches Humility to Social Media Show-offs.

Sourav Roy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Media
Sourav Roy

How effortlessly millions of worthless human 'points' have spawned that are nothing more than signboards of hollow egotistic display. So, where is that social element of social media, again? Or did I miss something?

Strange 'Warp' Seen In Galaxy's Outer Reaches

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 05.15.2014 | Science

New observations of five young variable stars reveal a strange thickening in farflung regions of the Milky Way galaxy. Known as Cepheid variables, ...

'Hypervelocity' Star May Help Solve Milky Way Mysteries

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science

The discovery of a super-fast star streaking away from the Milky Way may give astronomers a new glimpse at some of our home galaxy's most mysterious ...

LOOK: Space Telescope Reveals Galaxy's 'Fingerprints'

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science

Scientists using a European space telescope have created the best map yet of our Milky Way galaxy's magnetic field, a set of cosmic "fingerprints" th...

Dark Matter Could Trigger Species-Killing Cataclysms, Physicists Say

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 04.29.2014 | Science

Dark matter could sling lethal meteors at Earth, potentially causing mass extinctions like the cataclysm that ended the Age of Dinosaurs, Harvard sc...

New Galaxy Map Puts Astronomers One Step Closer To Solving Mystery

Space.com | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 04.24.2014 | Science

Astronomers are one step closer to solving a longstanding mystery — just what our Milky Way galaxy looks like. It may seem odd that a comprehensiv...