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Astronomer maps out Earth’s place in the universe among “Council of Giants” - Technology Org

The Milky Way and Andromeda are encircled by 12 bright galaxies in a ring light years across. A new paper maps out bright galaxies within light years of the Earth, offering up an expanded picture of what lies beyond our doorstep.

Alternative à la théorie du Big Bang

Nearly 14 billion years ago, due to a random fluctuation in a completely empty void, a universe exploded into existence. Scientists call this the Big Bang theory for the origin of the universe. But there are other theories .

Orbiting only about three million miles out from its star, the Jupiter-size gas giant planet, dubbed TrES-2b, is heated to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit (980 degrees Celsius). Yet the apparently inky world appears to reflect almost none of the starlight that shines on it, according to a new study.

"Being less reflective than coal or even the blackest acrylic paint—this makes it by far the darkest planet ever discovered," lead study author David Kipping said.

"If we could see it up close it…

Darkest Planet Found: Blacker than coal & reflects no light. Suggested name—Erebus Greek god of darkness.

Astronomers reveal contents of mysterious black hole jets

Astronomers reveal contents of mysterious black hole jets

Contents Of Mysterious Black Hole Jets Revealed Jets are narrow beams of matter spat out at high speed from near a central object, like a black hole. This is a model of the black hole system with the jets that have been found to contain atomic matter.

Astronomer maps out Earth's place in the universe among 'Council of Giants' - http://scienceblog.com/70954/astronomer-maps-out-earths-place-in-the-universe-among-council-of-giants/

We live in a galaxy known as the Milky Way – a vast conglomeration of 300 billion stars, planets whizzing around them, and clouds of gas and dust floating in between.

The Solar System - Space

ianbrooks: “ Space: You Are Here poster series by Mike Gottschalk Space is all big and shit, yo. I know most people are already aware of this, but sometimes you just need to put things in.

The Seven Superuniverses, “The Urantia Book”, 1955. The Urantia Book (sometimes called the Urantia Papers or The Fifth Epochal Revelation) is a spiritual and philosophical book. The exact circumstances of the origin of The Urantia Book are unknown....

The Seven Superuniverses, “The Urantia Book”, The Urantia Book (sometimes called the Urantia Papers or The Fifth Epochal Revelation) is a spiritual and philosophical book. The exact circumstances of the origin of The Urantia Book are unknown.

The constellation, Orion, annotated.

ALNLAMlooking-at-the-universe feels like HOME looking-at-the-universe: “Orion constellation ”

Never-before-seen meteor shower this weekend: How to watch it

Never-before-seen meteor shower this weekend: How to watch it

A new meteor shower, the Camelopardalids, will make their first night sky appearance on May 23 and Created by the Comet the meteors will appear to radiate out from the constellation Camelopardalis (Camel Leopard, or Giraffe).

The eclipse wasn't the only solar event of the summer! Make sure to see the June 5 passage of the planet Venus across the face of the sun: a similar event won't happen again until the year 2117.

When Planets Align: Venus Crossing The Sun

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