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OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: Alien invaders pack the Milky Way
  Globular cluster M80. (NASA / The Hubble Heritage Team / STScI / AURA)   Around a quarter of the globular star clusters in our Milky Way galaxy are invaders from other galaxies, according to a team of scientists from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. In a paper accepted for publication in... More
Published on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 14:18
OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: Outreach to the galaxy centre in this spectacular display of outgassing
The centre of the Milky Way. (NASA, ESA, SSC, CXC and STScI)   To mark International Year of Astronomy, the might of NASA’s Great Observatories has been combined to produce a celebratory image of the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. NASA has sent large-format prints of the image to 150 museums, planetariums and... More
Published on Monday, 01 February 2010 10:26
OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: Herschel returns first science results
Star formation in Aquila. (ESA/Herschel/Gould Belt Key Project)   First results from the ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory were unveiled in December 2009, and the observatory in general – and the UK-led SPIRE instrument in particular – were performing well. Herschel uses the far-infrared and submillimetre part... More
Published on Monday, 01 February 2010 09:41