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  • Cosmic Question Mark Spotted in Deep Space Suggests the Universe Is Stumped

    Cosmic Question Mark Spotted in Deep Space Suggests the Universe Is Stumped

    The James Webb Space Telescope captured the eerie punctuation mark, found buried within an image of Herbig-Haro 46/47—a tightly bound pair of actively forming stars located 1,470 light years from Earth. The high-resolution near-infrared image, captured by the Webb Space Telescope, a project from NASA in collaboration with the European Space Agency and the Canadian…


  • How Many Galaxies Are There in the Universe?

    How Many Galaxies Are There in the Universe?

    A galaxy is a massive collection of gas, dust and billions of stars all bound together by the force of gravity. Galaxies are also huge, measuring billions of billions of kilometres across. To properly understand what a galaxy is, we should start by looking at our own Milky Way galaxy. Our Sun is just one…


  • See This Year’s Best Photos of the Milky Way

    See This Year’s Best Photos of the Milky Way

    On a clear night, it’s possible to see our entire galactic neighbourhood from Earth. You need the right conditions: very little light (which is why so few stars are visible in cities), and it’s ideal to be high up, so that there’s not much atmosphere getting in the way of your view. Recently, 25 photographers…