LMC – Milky Way’s Galactic Neighbour


Image credit:P. Horálek/ESO Large Magellanic Cloud: Milky Way’s Galactic Neighbour *****************************    In This Post – BBQ Tuesday Milky Way’s galactic neighbour *****************************   A timely reminder: Last public meeting of the year – Tuesday 17th December 2019 Barbecue Our end-of-year barbecue is planned for this Tuesday 17th December at […] Read more»

Black Hole is Boosting Star Birth

Black hole boosting star birth

This composite image combines data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the NSF’s Karl Jansky Very Large Array (VLA). Chandra observed powerful X-rays (red) produced by hot gas circling around a black hole at the center of a galaxy located 9.9 billion light-years from Earth. The VLA was used to […] Read more»

Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

van Gogh

Painting Credit: Vincent van Gogh Digital Rendering: MoMA, Google Arts & Culture, via Wikipedia Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh The painting Starry Night is one of the most famous icons of the night sky ever created. The scene was painted by Vincent van Gogh in southern France in 1889. The swirling style of Starry Night appears, to many, to […] Read more»


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