Month: February 2016

IC 1848: The Soul Nebula

Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. More specifically, a large star forming region called the Soul Nebula can be found in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia, who Greek mythology credits as the vain wife...

/ February 29, 2016

Milky Way over the Pinnacles in Australia

This was my favourite view growing up in Australia. It was a fair distance away from where this picture was taken in a small town called Darwin, but the view was equally as spectacular on a clear night sky when...

/ February 18, 2016

Galaxies in the River

Just like large animals grow by eating smaller ones on Earth, our Milky Way galaxy grows by eating other smaller galaxies in the area. This isn’t a local phenomenon either, it happens throughout the Universe like a desperate monopoly player...

/ February 16, 2016

LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes

With this discovery of ripples through Space Time, first proposed by Einstein, we have been able to cement our current understanding of gravity and basic physics as true… which means that although we know very little about the universe we...

/ February 16, 2016