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Ring Galaxies, appearing as their name suggests, are some of the stranger sights in the Universe
Starburst galaxies, as their name suggests, are areas of extremely intense star formation
New amazing close-ups of the dwarf planet, Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, courtesy of NASA's "New Horizons" space probe.
Spiral galaxies make up over half the galaxies in the observable Universe
A new study throws more light on what dark matter actually might be.
Elliptical galaxies explores the nature and formation of these heavenly objects
If you're lucky enough to live in the UK, don't forget that you'll be able to witness that rare event, a solar eclipse tomorrow. From the UK, it won't be total, but over 90% of the Sun will be obscured. The further north you are, the better. As regards a time, in London for example, it'll begin at around 8:25am GMT and last for 2 hours 16 minutes. The weather forecast isn't very promising, unfortunately, but it's likely to get quite dark.
Variable Stars describes the different types of these objects
Multiple Star Systems - the possibility of systems consisting of more than one star
Hi everyone. Just in case anyone's wondering why there's not really been anything happening on the site since well before Christmas, perhaps I'd better explain. I've developed a cataract in my right eye that eventually became so bad it made reading a computer screen well nigh impossibe, because of the glare. I hope to have cataract surgery within the next few weeks, after which, hopefully, normal service will be resumed. I hope you all understand and will bear with me.
Quasars are the most well known type of AGN and also the most distant
Seyfert Galaxies are a certain type of galaxy containing an active galactic nucleus
Active galactic nuclei are regions of very high electromagnetic emissions found at the centre of some galaxies
Weird Star Theories lists all the quantum physicists' crazy ideas for other possible types of star