Massive object discovered hiding behind the Milky Way

A newly discovered galaxy supercluster is believed to be one of the largest known structures in the Universe, containing between 1,000 to 10,000 trillion stars.

Science Behind the Photo #45

Taken from Issue 22. Although seemingly beautiful and serene, this fiery image shows the hundreds of millions of stars at the turbulent heart of the Milky Way, all cocooned in cosmic gas and dust. The life of such a star is visible in its entirety, from the dusty regions of star birth, populations of young […]

Calendar: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011

9 September 2011 – 5 February 2012 Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, Greenwich, SE10 9NF “The Royal Observatory Greenwich is proud to present Astronomy Photographer of the Year – a free exhibition showcasing some incredible images of the sky. Now in its third year, 2011 has brought some incredible images to the competition and exhibition, […]