Milky Way

A Giant Black Void Is Pushing The Milky Way Through Space At An Incredible Speed

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech

You can’t feel it but you’re currently moving at an incredible speed. The Earth is spinning at around 1,600km/h while the Sun is steamrolling thro...

Black Hole At The Centre Of Our Galaxy Is Spitting Out Planet-Sized Rocks

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Tech

We might all want to invest in a crash helmet, as it seems the vast black hole at the centre of our galaxy is regurgitating the stars it was meant to ...

A Mysterious Radio Signal From Deep Space Has Finally Been Traced To Its Origin

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Tech

Fast Radio Bursts are one of the universe’s most tantalising mysteries. These huge cosmic signals appear and then disappear with almost no warning a...

Scientists Named This Planet Tatooine Because It's So Similar To Luke Skywalker's Home

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech

Sometimes science is stranger than fiction. In 2011, astronomers gazing out into the night sky identified a planet with twin suns, just like world Luk...

Astronomers Have Discovered A 'Ghost Galaxy' Made Up Of 99.9% Dark Matter

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered the largest ‘ghost galaxy’ in known existence, made up of 99.99% black matter. The discovery makes the galaxy, which h...

A Vast Region Around The Centre Of The Milky Way Could Be Completely Devoid Of Young Stars

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Tech

Astronomers claim to have discovered that a vast region of our galaxy is devoid of young stars in a groundbreaking study which promises to redefine ou...

New Milky Way Molecule Could Solve The Mystery Of Life On Earth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Tech

Researchers are one step closer to answering one of life's biggest mysteries after discovering a chiral molecule in interstellar space. These chiral m...

Scientists Have Worked Out When Aliens Will Make Contact

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Tech

The big question, for those scanning the skies for extra-terrestrial life, is: when will aliens make contact? In fact, it's hard to believe they haven...

The World's First 46 BILLION Pixel Image Of The Milky Way Is Jaw-Dropping

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Tech

Astronomers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have created a 46 billion pixel image of the Milky Way. The astonishing image is not only the most compreh...

Stop Taking 'Selfies'. This Guy Has Ended The Game...

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Tahira Mirza | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK

Stop taking selfies. There’s no point. The game has been ended by an Ohio man who recently snapped himself on the rim of a volcano, silhouetted agai...

Hubble Finds Evidence Of Gigantic Old Star Being Turned Into Lunch

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has just uncovered some strange happenings in the Milky Way galaxy involving an ageing star, nicknamed Nasty 1, engaging...

Don't Panic But We're Plummeting Towards Another Galaxy

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Tech

A team of scientists have used Hubble to discover that our galaxy the Milky Way could already be in the process of colliding with another galaxy. ...

Don't Panic But We're Plummeting Towards Another Galaxy

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Tech

A team of scientists have used Hubble to discover that our galaxy the Milky Way could already be in the process of colliding with another galaxy. ...

This Is What The Night Sky Looked Like, 10 Billion Years Ago

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Tech

In the most comprehensive survey of its kind, astronomers have been able to paint an accurate picture of the 'baby boom' which early galaxies went thr...

Stunning New Image Of Space Reveals New Galaxies

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech

This image might look like the edge of the known universe, but actually it's a stunning new view of our galaxy and beyond. Captured using the ESA's...

This Video Explains Just How Insignificant Earth Is

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech

While some of us may know our place within the Milky Way it's likely that very few of us really know where our place is within the universe. Well Y...

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 ...