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Astronomers Discover Mystery Radio Signal From Another Galaxy

The date is 2001, and in the Australian outback a 64 meter radio telescope scans the sky for electromagnetic signals from deep space. With most of the electromagnetic energy in the universe being generated by stars and black holes, and outside of the visible light spectrum, the radio dish and the data it collects as… Read More »

How Gaia Changed Astronomy Forever | Space Time

The great advances in any science tend to come in sudden leaps April 25th of 2018 marks the beginning of just such a leap for much of astronomy. In the early hours of the morning the Gaia mission second data release dropped. Our understanding of our own galaxy will never be the same again. The… Read More »

Mapping the Galaxy with Radio Astronomy

[intro music] Behold, a photograph of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, in all of its glory. Just look at those spiral arms. But how was this photo taken? Down here on earth we’re stuck within the plane of our galaxy’s disk. This is why the Milky Way appears as a band in the night… Read More »

Astronomers Find Invisible Galaxies That Change Everything We Know About Science

Ok, so here’s some space 101 for you. You know what a planet is, right? You’re sitting on one at this moment in time. It’s Earth, your home. We are the third rock from the sun. The first is Mercury, ‘cos he’s closest to that energy giver, the Sun. Our family is called the Solar… Read More »

Black Holes – 60 Second Adventures in Astronomy (12/14)

60 Second Adventures in Astronomy. Number twelve, Black Holes. DIY tip 34 – How do you make yourself a black hole? A black hole occurs when something has so much mass in such a small space, that nothing can escape its gravitational pull – not even light. In 1931 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar calculated that, if a… Read More »

Meet the Stars (Part 1)–Astronomy Song about stars-for Kids

Let’s go meet the stars In our galaxy Some are very far But still bright enough to see Let’s go meet the stars There are many different kinds They will blow your mind Let’s go and meet the stars We’ll travel very far Out through our universe I wonder who we’ll meet first Will we… Read More »

Taking a Galactic Census – 60 Second Adventures in Astronomy (13/14)

60 Second Adventures in Astronomy. Number thirteen, Taking a Galactic Census. How do you take a census in space? Keeping track of millions of stars is quite a tricky job – especially as they are constantly moving. Luckily the new Gaia spacecraft is coming to the rescue – from a position of about one and… Read More »

Astronomy as a Couple: How is it? Our life since starting Astrophotography together

Get to Know Your Galaxy! | Astronomy for Kids

You and I have talked a lot about space, haven’t we? We’ve learned about stars! We found out all about comets and asteroids! And we can name all eight of the planets in our solar system! But, have you ever thought about what’s beyond our solar system? The Sun is just a star, after all.… Read More »

Astronomers Are Speechless After Spotting THIS Inside Black Hole

Earlier this month astronomers turned their telescopes on the heart of our galaxy, as they have done for years- yet tonight would be different. Invisible to any wavelength of light, a monster lurks at the very center of our Milky Way- the single most destructive force in the known universe. Spinning silently in space, a… Read More »