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This Is A Star Exploding 12.1 Billion Years Ago

You’re looking back in time. A long, long, long way back in time. This is an image of a star exploding just after the Big Bang happened.


NASA Reveals The Most Colourful And Detailed Image Of The Universe

NASA has unveiled “the most colourful view of the universe” ever captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Part of a study called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, it’s “a composite of separate exposures taken in 2003 to 2012 with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3″.


The Future Of Earth And The End Of The Universe Visualised

Video: Hold on to your time machine seats and dive into this neat visualisation of the future Earth and the universe — from 100 years from now to 10^100 years, when the universe should shut down according to the theories based on the evidence gathered so far.


Here's What Flying Through The Universe Would Look Like (Warp Drive!)

If you want to feel like you’re on the USS Enterprise, watch this simulation of a fly through of our universe. It comes from the Galaxy and Mass Assembly catalogue and shows the positions of galaxies as they would look as you zipped by (they’re bigger for visual purposes). It kind of looks like snow flakes, dirty rain, bird poop and insects hitting your car windshield.


The Largest Yellow Star Ever Could Almost Devour The Whole Solar System

A team of astronomers peering through Chile’s Very Large Telescope just realised that HR 5171 A, a massive star in the Centaurus constellation, is actually twice as big as previously thought. They already thought it was pretty big — but it’s actually the biggest yellow star they have ever seen.


How Big Is The Universe Explained In A Way You Will Easily Understand

The Royal Observatory of Greenwich, England, has crafted three simple animations to explain three very complex things: What’s inside a black hole, how do we know the age of the sun — did you know the Sun weighs 4,000 trillion trillion hippopotamuses? — and how big is the Universe.


Red Giant Offers Subscription To Its Video Filters, Tools And Effects

If you do a lot of video editing, you may be familiar with Red Giant, maker of many useful post-production tools and plugins. Now you can access its offerings through a new subscription service called Universe, mirroring what Adobe did with Creative Cloud.


Higgs Boson Bubbles Filled The Early Universe With Thunder

When the universe came into being, it was a kind of hot soup of elementary particles. Now, scientists believe it could have been rumbling with thunder caused by Higgs boson bubbles.


Here Are The Three Ways That The Universe Will Be Destroyed

Nothing lives forever, not even our universe. Eventually it’ll go kaput and be destroyed… but how? Smart people have wrapped their heads around the universe’s destruction and have come upwith three different theories. The Big Rip, Heat Death (or the Big Freeze) and the Big Crunch and Big Bounce. They all sound like they’re going to hurt.


Scientists Discover Water In Stardust And It Suggests We're Not Alone

Stardust sounds magical enough as it is. But now scientists have observed for the first time that it contains water — which, in turn, could suggest that life is universal.


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