Milky Way

Scientists Blow Up Mountain So They Can See Into Space

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have blown the top off of a mountain in Chile. Don't worry though, it's all in the name of space exploration. The mountain has been give...

Scientists Have Found Our Sun's 'Long Lost Brother'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered a star born from the same gas cloud as our sun. This 'long lost brother' of our star has the slightly less catchy name ...

This Is Our Galactic Home, Like You've Never Seen It Before

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa just spent a decade producing the clearest picture of the Milky Way ever. And here it is. Nasa's Spitzer telescope made the incredible imag...

Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey and the Ironies it's Working Around

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

The first line up there includes the iconic words that Carl Sagan uttered when the original Cosmos - A Personal Voyage opened in the eighties. The second line opened the follow-up series titled Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey which aired last Sunday with Tyson as the host, who pays tribute to Sagan through these words.

'Gateway To The Milky Way' (PICTURE)

Caters/The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

The 'Gateway to the Milky Way' was snapped by Dorset-based photographer Stephen Banks in this stunning unaltered image in Durdle Door. Taken at mid...

Things the Future Will Hate Us For: #1

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Ben Gwalchmai

We know we're on the cusp. As a species, we almost always are. But in the beginning of the 21st century - as everyone's favourite ex-rocker scient...

Alien Space Probes Could Be In Our Solar System

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Tech

Alien probes from far away worlds could already be in our solar system - but we're just too dumb to spot them. This is essentially the gist of a st...

LOOK: The 'Countryside' Of Our Galaxy

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has released new pictures of the 'countryside' of our galaxy. The new images depict the barren area of the Milky Way, far from its more crowde...

Youngest Black Hole Was Formed By Doomed Rotating Star

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa may have discovered the youngest black hole in the Milky Way. The agency's Chandra X-ray Observatory caught the remnant galaxy W49B with what ...

Milky Way Is Home To '17 Billion Earths'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Tech

There are at least 17 billion Earth-sized planets in our galaxy, scientists have announced. In fact there could be many, many more. Astronomers ...

Black Hole's Destruction Of Massive Super-Hot Gas Cloud Visualised

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Tech

A spectacular simulation of a black hole at the centre of our galaxy devouring a massive cloud of super-hot gas has been released. The images were ...

'Largest Ever' Photo Of The Galaxy Captures 84 Million Stars

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Tech

The largest and most detailed photograph of our galaxy ever taken has been unveiled. The gigantic nine-gigapixel image captures more than 84 millio...

Massive Flare Erupts From Supermassive Black Hole At Milky Way's Centre

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Tech

A giant flare of energy erupting from the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy has been caught on camera by Nasa. The NuStar (Nuclea...

PICS: Nasa Discovers New Black Hole In Our Own Galaxy

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has discovered a new black hole in our own galaxy. The Swift satellite made the find after a rare burst of X-rays from a source near the centr...

Nasa: Milky Way Embedded In 'Hot Gas Halo'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Tech

The Milky Way galaxy is "embedded" in a giant halo of hot gas which extends for hundreds of thousands of light years, Nasa studies suggest. If the ...

PICTURES: The Oldest Stars In The Galaxy

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has revealed a new picture of the oldest stars in the galaxy. The Hubble Space Telescope captured the shot of what appears to be thousands...

When Galaxies Collide: The Milky Way Is Doomed

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK

The night sky looks peaceful at the moment, but over the next few billion years, the heavens are going to liven up a great deal, because our Milky Way...

Milky Way To Collide With Another Galaxy, Nasa Reports

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Tech

Above: The collision of Andromeda and the Milky Way, as pictured by Nasa The Milky Way is on a collision course with another galaxy, and the ...

WATCH: Milky Way Rises Over Lake In Breathtaking Timelapse Clip

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Tech

Time-lapse videos of the Earth, space, the universe and all the night sky's infinite glory are, well, becoming quite common online. As a result des...

Centaurus A, Cannibal Galaxy With A Powerful Core

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Tech

A cannibal galaxy with a powerful core has been revealed by two new images from the Herschel Space Observatory and the XMM-Newton x-ray satellite. ...

A Billion Stars, One Photo

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Tech

Around one billion stars in the Milky Way can be seen together for the first time in an image captured over a decade by astronomers. Scientists pro...

Explosions In The Heavens: Nasa's Beautiful Week In Pictures

Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa's selected photos of the week capture other-worldly vistas of Earth and space, showing Jupiter's moons, a star being born, and pictures from the ...

Swirling Milky Way Glitters Above American National Parks

Barcroft Media | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK

These stunning images capture the glory of the Milky Way and are taken with just a simple digital camera. Revealing the Earth's place in our swirli...

Milky Way Creates Starry Night Over Wales (Photos)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Tech

It may look like a Martian landscape but these stunning pictures are actually of the Milky Way, taken from the Snowdonia National Park in Wales . ...

Milky Way Lives Up To Its Name: Galaxy Is ‘White As Snow'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Tech

A team of scientists have determined the true colour of the galaxy is so white it would resemble fresh snow to the human eye. Astronomers from the...