This view across 24,000 light years of the Milky Way Galaxy was taken by Hubble to assess the various ages, in the billions of years, of the galaxy's various stars. Of interest is the small dots that appear between the larger, brighter stars of the Milky Way -- those are numerous distant galaxies beyond our own. (NASA, ESA, and L. Bedin, STScI)

This view across 24,000 light years of the Milky Way Galaxy was taken by Hubble to assess the various ages, in the billions of years, of the galaxy's various stars. Of interest is the small dots that appear between the larger, brighter stars of the Milky Way -- those are numerous distant galaxies beyond our own. (NASA, ESA, and L. Bedin, STScI)

Astronomers reveal supermassive black hole's intense magnetic field Astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology have used the giant telescope Alma to reveal an extremely powerful magnetic field very close to a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy. The results appear in the 17 April 2015 issue of the journal Science.

Astronomers reveal supermassive black hole's intense magnetic field Astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology have used the giant telescope Alma to reveal an extremely powerful magnetic field very close to a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy. The results appear in the 17 April 2015 issue of the journal Science.

the Hubble telescope allows us to see farther than we've ever seen before. And due to its high-tech cameras, we can distinguish between stars' atmospheres. Older stars cool down and become red giants, while younger stars burn blue.

the Hubble telescope allows us to see farther than we've ever seen before. And due to its high-tech cameras, we can distinguish between stars' atmospheres. Older stars cool down and become red giants, while younger stars burn blue.

The image above was created by stitching together 32,000 separate photographs of the moon ...

Moon shown in highest resolution yet in image made of 32,000 pictures

The image above was created by stitching together 32,000 separate photographs of the moon ...

Saturn's Weird Moon, Pan.. Strange flying-saucer-shaped moons embedded in Saturn’s rings have baffled scientists studying images transmitted by the ESA’s Cassini Spacecraft. New research suggests that the oddly shaped moons, Pan and Atlas, are born largely from clumps of icy particles in the rings themselves, a discovery that could shed light on how Earth and other planets formerd from the disk of matter that once surrounded our newborn sun.

Saturn’s Weird Moon, Pan

Saturn's Weird Moon, Pan.. Strange flying-saucer-shaped moons embedded in Saturn’s rings have baffled scientists studying images transmitted by the ESA’s Cassini Spacecraft. New research suggests that the oddly shaped moons, Pan and Atlas, are born largely from clumps of icy particles in the rings themselves, a discovery that could shed light on how Earth and other planets formerd from the disk of matter that once surrounded our newborn sun.

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