Tag Archives: astronomy

First star to the right, and straight on ’til morning…

    Scientists have produced a colossal picture of our Milky Way Galaxy, to reveal the detail of a billion stars. It is built from thousands of individual images acquired by two UK-developed telescopes operating in Hawaii and in Chile. Archived data from the project, known as the Vista Data Flow System, will be mined […]

Because I want to…

There was an interesting article in The Australian today that the “Bright burning star at the birth of King Charles II was supernova, Cassiopeia A” but when I went looking for a better picture I found this one of centaurus instead. NASA APOD, April 13th – Centaurus Radio Jets Rising Credit: Ilana Feain, Tim Cornwell […]

Life, the Universe and pretty much everything

Eye-candy du jour, for the inner science geek. This is the extraordinary place where we all live – the Universe. The picture is the first full-sky image from Europe’s Planck telescope which was sent into space last year to survey the “oldest light” in the cosmos. It took the 600m-euro observatory just over six months […]