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Beautiful Photo Shows White Dwarf Stars Moving Away From A Star Cluster

Like a celestial Rorschach test, I can see so many things when I stare at this wonderful photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. It’s like static on a TV. Or like a crowded future city lit by buildings stacked on buildings. But what it really is is even cooler: it’s the first time pictures have been taken of white dwarf stars migrating from the centre of a star cluster to the outskirts.


This Is The First Section Of A Giant Map Of The Universe's Dark Matter

A team of cosmologists is creating an enormous map of how dark matter is distributed across the Universe — and this is the first section to be completed.


Cool Pictures Of Alien Worlds Made With Scanned Household Objects

Photographer Navid Baraty doesn’t need the Hubble Space Telescope to roam the Universe capturing amazing pictures. He just needs a scanner, glasses, cream, salt or anything he can find in his kitchen to obtain these cool images of invented galaxies and planets.


Listening To This Guy Talking About The Universe Gave Me Goosebumps

Remember that time when you first realised that the universe was an incredibly gigantic place, when you felt humbled and fortunate at the mere thought of existing in this vast cosmic arena? Listen to Professor Tom Burns, of Ohio Wesleyan University and Director of Perkins Observatory. He still feels that way.


The FX Team Behind Gravity Will Explain The Universe Using Magic Leap AR

The visual effects team that made Gravity look so God damn great is planning to “tell the story of the universe”, using Magic Leap’s augmented reality technology to create an immersive live show next year.


Ray Bradbury's Thoughts On Science, Us And The Universe

Video: Ray Bradbury is one of my favourite sci-fi writers. I read his books and watched the movies adapted from his books — Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451 is a must watch — but I’ve never heard him talk. This video illustrates the audio from a 1974 interview where he shares his thoughts about science and the universe.


This Amazing Universe Simulator Makes Me Want To Buy A New PC

It’s been a long time since I craved a computer program, but now I want Space Engine so much that I’m ready to buy a PC just to be able to immerse myself in it. Developed by Vladimir Romanyuk, Space Engine is a complete sandbox simulation of the universe with mind-blowing graphics.


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.