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  • Galaxy’s central bulge is shaped like a peanut

    The centre of our galaxy aooears as the richest part of the Milky Way above ESO's 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla, Chile, in this photo. Credit: ESO/Serge Brunier

    The heart of our own Milky Way galaxy is shaped like a peanut, astronomers have discovered. The revelation...

     
  • Hubble finds most distant known galaxy

    A composite image of massive galaxy cluster MACS J0647+7015 taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 and the Advanced Camera for Surveys. Credit: NASA/ESA/STScI/CLASH

    Two NASA telescopes working together have discovered the most distant galaxy ever seen in the Universe....

     
  • Milky Way photo shows 84 million stars

    A close-up of just part of the huge infrared image reveals countless stars and filaments of dust. Credit: ESO/VVV Consortium. Acknowledgement: Ignacio Toledo

    A giant dust-busting astronomical telescope in Chile has zoomed in on the heart of our Milky Way galaxy...

     
  • How our Milky Way grew after Big Bang

    A barred spiral galaxy, similar to the Milky Way, pictured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/NASA

    Astronomers have uncovered, for the first time, how our Milky Way galaxy formed and evolved over nearly...

     
  • Supernova flares in Whirlpool Galaxy

    Supernova flares in Whirlpool Galaxy

    Telescopes around the world are turning towards a bright supernova that has flared in one of the most...

     
  • Hubble solves riddle of cosmic Kermit

    Hubble solves riddle of cosmic Kermit

    NASA’s Hubble telescope has been drafted in to solve the riddle of a mysterious green object that...

     
  • Southern Pinwheel is cosmic cracker

    Southern Pinwheel is cosmic cracker

    Tonight’s the night that the skies of Britain are filled with fireworks as people celebrate Guy...