Star greater than the Milky Way?

At a party a few days ago, I was standing outside with a couple of friends viewing the incredible night sky when we started talking about the magnificent vastness of space. One of them brought up having heard of a single star that was greater than the entire Milky Way galaxy – which is pretty […]

The Beautiful Cosmos: Hitchcock in the stars

Through Universe Today I saw this amazing picture of the NGC 3324 nebula, which amazingly resembles late director Alfred Hitchcock‘s famous silhouette – bald head, nose, mouth and all. Although it’s fairly unlikely that Hitchcock somehow got there after his death (especially since the light from the nebula is 7500 years old), it is indeed a […]