Competition Winner!

The time has come to announce the winner of the 3rd Star-Name-Registry competition. The task this time was to complete this simple sentence: “For my next holiday, I’ll be heading to _____” The winner of this contest is: Sharon Linnen with the answer “To the stars”. Congratulations Sharon. You’ll be contacted privately so we can send your […]

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Mysterious New Force

Parts of the universe seem to be moving at an incredible speed in a uniform direction towards the edge of the visible universe and scientists don’t yet know why. This phenomenon – which astronomers have dubbed Dark Flow – is unexplainable by any known gravitational forces in the observable universe. In other words, the movement […]

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Smith’s Cloud

A massive cloud of hydrogen gas 11,000 light years long and 2,5000 light years across with over one million solar masses is hurtling at a speed of 700,000 miles per hour towards our Galaxy. This is Smith’s Cloud. It was first discovered in 1963 by then astronomy student Gail Smith at Leiden University in the […]

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