M82 The Cigar Galaxy

M82 The Cigar Galaxy

This beautiful starburst galaxy resides 12 million light-years away from us, yet is the closest galaxy of its type to our Milky Way galaxy. At first, M82 was designated as an “irregular galaxy,” but as we’ve been able to develop new technologies and...

Pint in the Sky – Dark Matter

What is Dark Matter? Alan and Katie have decided to bring back Pint in the Sky after going on hiatus for a few months! For their triumphant return, our favourite pub-going astrophysicists decide to tackle the ominously named “Dark Matter.” Follow us on...

Partial Solar Eclipse – 23 October 2014

Here in Los Angeles, we’re pretty fortunate to have sunny skies the majority of the time, so when our Moon’s position is slightly placed between the line of sight between us and the Sun, it’s quite a big deal!   Today, this partial solar eclipse...

Space Fan News! #138

    Stray light is affecting my favourite spacecraft while Hubble is being allocated to help out New Horizons, but to do what? Hello Space Fans! Welcome to another edition of Space Fan News! With just over a year left until New Horizons arrives at Pluto, the...

Space Fan News! #137

  I’m hoping you like beautiful images in a wide array of wavelengths, because I have not one, but two doozies to show you. Two exoplanets only a few times more massive than Earth has been detected a mere 13 light-years away. And no, it wasn’t...
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