Are All the Stars Really Dead?

by Fraser Cain August 7, 2014

Have you ever heard that meme, “When looking at stars, you’re actually looking into the past. Many of the stars we see at night have already died.” Is this true? Fraser Cain on Google+

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What Is The Great Attractor?

by Brian Koberlein July 14, 2014

There’s a strange place in the sky where everything is attracted. And unfortunately, it’s on the other side of the Milky Way, so we can’t see it. What could be doing all this attracting? Brian Koberlein on Google+

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Merging Giant Galaxies Sport ‘Blue Bling’ in New Hubble Pic

by Bob King July 10, 2014

On a summer night, high above our heads, where the Northern Crown and Herdsman meet, a titanic new galaxy is being born 4.5 billion light years away. You and I can’t see it, but astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope released photographs today showing the merger of two enormous elliptical galaxies into a future  heavyweight […]

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How to Find Your Way Around the Milky Way This Summer

by Bob King June 20, 2014

Look east on a dark June night and you’ll get a face full of stars. Billions of them. With the moon now out of the sky for a couple weeks, the summer Milky Way is putting on a grand show. Some of its members are brilliant like Vega, Deneb and Altair in the Summer Triangle, but most […]

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Carnival of Space #357

by Susie Murph June 9, 2014

Welcome, come in to the 351st Carnival of Space!  The carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. I’m Susie Murph, part of the team at Universe Today and now, on to this week’s stories!

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