The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) Collaboration announced that they have measured the scale of the Universe to an accuracy of one percent, using galaxies more than six billion light years away.
This sharp telescopic field of view holds two bright galaxies. Barred spiral NGC 5101 (top right) and nearly edge-on system NGC 5078 are separated on the sky by about degrees or about the apparent width of a full moon.
Meteor In a Haystack. A view of the Milky Way rising above a farm and a bale of hay in rural Loudon County, Virginia near Delaplane, with a meteor streaking towards Earth. Astrophotography by Andrew Rhodes.