1. How Many Galaxies Are There in the Universe?


    from Fraser Cain Added 11 0 0

    Did you hear that the Universe has 10x the number of galaxies? How did astronomers discover this, and what does it mean for the number of stars?

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    • 01\03\2016| Gravitational Waves


      from Richard Pearson F.R.A.S. Added

      Running time: 45m Please share. Acknowledgements: Andrew Wilson, John McConnell, The National Science Foundation. The detection of gravitational waves opens up a new field of astronomical…

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      • Alejandro Andaluz - VY Canis Majoris (Original Mix)


        from Alejandro Andaluz Added 136 1 0

        Alejandro Andaluz - VY Canis Majoris (Original Mix) VY Canis Majoris is around 4,000 light years from Earth in the constellation of Canis Major. It is one of the largest known stars in the Milky…

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        • Zooming in on the red hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris


          from ESO Observatory Added 331 4 0

          This video sequence takes you on a voyage from a broad vista of the sky into a close-up look at one of the biggest stars in the Milky Way, VY Canis Majoris. The final image comes from the SPHERE instrument…

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          • M.


            from Hazrul Idzwan Added 962 9 2

            Rented a Nikon 80-400 VR for the weekend in hopes of shooting the super moon. It's tomorrow from the time this was shot. So in the meantime, I went outside for a quick shoot . Coupled with my…

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            • VY Canis Majoris Night Test


              from Michael Garber Added 2,596 11 6

              Night shots with the new VY Canis Majoris. All shot at ISO 2500. So, it's pretty noisy. First objective view is that Canis Night is very sharp, which is nice!

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              • Canis Majoris - 50p 'Day - pm' Setting


                from Nick Driftwood Added 3,961 13 7

                A quick look at VY Canis Majoris in action on the 'Day - pm' Setting. One in a series of new settings for the VK hacked GH2 camera from Driftwood.

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                • The Hypernova of VY Canis Majoris


                  from Deep Astronomy Added 64.4K 44 5

                  By popular request, here's my take on the hypergiant star VY Canis Majors Further reading: http://www.universetoday.com/13507/what-is-the-biggest-star-in-the-universe/ http://www.universetoday.com/39472/vy-canis-majoris/ http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph?papernum=0610433 http://www.gemini.edu/node/11206 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_II_supernova http://www.esa.int/esaMI/Integral/SEMACK0VRHE_0.html http://extranet.sams.pac.dodea.edu/teachers/cmenzel/Menzels%20Science%20Wiki/A-1%20Large%20Star%20Life%20Cycle.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypernova Music…

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                  • Dialogue comparing the Earth and VY Canis Majoris


                    from Jack Piers Scott Added 507 0 0

                    A physical representation of the difference in scale between the Earth and the biggest known star in the Universe, VY Canis Majoris + subsequent thoughts.

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