New data suggests the universe is clumpier than thought

(PhysOrg.com) -- After analyzing data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSK), cosmologist Shaun Thomas and colleagues from the University College of London, have concluded that the universe is "clumpier" than scientists ...

The night sky in 37,440 exposures

Nick Risinger has always gazed up at the sky. But last year the amateur astronomer and photographer quit his day job as a Seattle marketing director and lugged six synchronized cameras about 60,000 miles to capture an image ...

Celestial fireworks from dying stars (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- This image of the nebula NGC 3582, which was captured at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows giant loops of gas bearing a striking resemblance to solar prominences. These loops are thought to have ...

Image: The Heart of a Rose

(PhysOrg.com) -- This composite image shows the Rosette star formation region, located about 5,000 light years from Earth.

Cluster collisions switch on radio halos

(PhysOrg.com) -- This is a composite image of the northern part of the galaxy cluster Abell 1758, located about 3.2 billion light years from Earth, showing the effects of a collision between two smaller galaxy clusters.

Terapixel Project: Lots of Data, Expertise

How can you achieve the impossible? Easy -- as long as you have the right people and the right tools. The Terapixel project from Microsoft Research Redmond is proof positive.

Opening up a colorful cosmic jewel box

(PhysOrg.com) -- Star clusters are among the most visually alluring and astrophysically fascinating objects in the sky. One of the most spectacular nestles deep in the southern skies near the Southern Cross in the constellation ...

Colors of Quasars Reveal a Dusty Universe

(PhysOrg.com) -- The vast expanses of intergalactic space appear to be filled with a haze of tiny, smoke-like "dust" particles that dim the light from distant objects and subtly change their colors, according to a team of ...

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