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New amazing close-ups of the dwarf planet, Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, courtesy of NASA's "New Horizons" space probe.
A new study throws more light on what dark matter actually might be.
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.
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.
Active galactic nuclei are regions of very high electromagnetic emissions found at the centre of some galaxies
Subatomic particles takes you through all the tiny objects that make up our Universe
Messier objects are classed as things such as nebulae and globular clusters, visible from Earth with a modest telescope
Numbers considers the largest and smallest you can get in the Universe