Benjamin Winkel and the HI4PI collaboration
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This spectacular view of the Milky Way reveals a detailed map of hydrogen gas in and around our home galaxy. Improving on earlier maps of its kind, the new atlas ― dubbed HI4PI ― reveals the fine deta...
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Pieter van Dokkum Roberto Abraham Gemini Sloan Digital Sky Survey
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The plot covers 650 billion cubic light-years and contains 1.2 million galaxies.
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These starkly beautiful illustrations will transport you to distant worlds.
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A Quebec teen's interest in ancient Mayans has led to an incredible discovery. William Gadoury, 15, is credited with finding an ancient lost city in the Yucatan jungle in Mexico. He's decided to name...
Mercury and the sun have begun to dance in a rare astronomical phenomenon you won't want to mi . In what's known as a planetary transit, the solar system's smallest planet will appear as a tiny black...
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