As today’s space telescopes age, tomorrow’s are preparing for launch, and they plan to give us a glimpse of the earliest years of our universe. This is life after Hubble.
Over 50 spacecrafts have been sent to the red planet since 1960. Seven of them are still active, with another scheduled to join them in 2018. Meet the robotic orbiters and rovers that populate the red planet.
Beyond the Milky Way, there could be as many as 100 to 200 billion galaxies in the observable universe. Here are some of the most fascinating, categorized according to their general type.
If they were at the center of our solar system, these stars would swallow all the planets out to Jupiter.
You won't want to miss this one.
The Andromeda galaxy is currently barreling toward the Milky Way at 110 km/s. What will happen to Earth when they collide?
They don't have any mass, they're super quick, and they're basically invisible. But now, we may know where they come from.
Not all that long ago, a star in the Milky Way went supernova, and the material struck our planet
The team credits these results to interferometry, which occurs when multiple telescopes are linked together to get fine resolution of a distant object.
Scientists can't explain these speeds.
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