billion years ago the Universe was initially significantly smaller than even a pore on your skin. With the Big Bang, the fabric of space itself began expanding like the surface of an inflating balloon.
Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a large asteroid belt around the star Vega, the second brightest star in northern night skies. The scientists used data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the European Space Agency’s (ESA).
At a traditional stone-laying ceremony outside La Serena, Chile on April construction officially began of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope . This ambitious international astrophysics project is slated to start scanning the heavens in