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Researchers used this telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile to image the entire Milky Way and find "cepheid" stars.

A new 3D map of the Milky Way reveals our galaxy’s warped shape in unprecedented detail

The Milky Way's S-shaped curve is still a mystery. But now scientists have mapped it in detail by measuring the distances of thousands of stars.
Charlie from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" is now a veterinarian.

17 ex-celebrities who ended up with completely different careers

Celebrities don't always manage to hold onto lasting careers in show business — here's what some former stars got up to after leaving fame behind.
Charlie from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" is now a veterinarian.

14 ex-celebrities who ended up with completely different careers

Celebrities don't always manage to hold onto lasting careers in show business — here's what some former stars got up to after leaving fame behind.
Sirius is a binary star system and the brightest object that stargazers can see in the night sky from Earth.

An asteroid will block the sky’s brightest star tonight, and astronomers need your help seeing it

Sirius is the brightest night-sky object, but for a moment on President's Day, asteroid Jürgenstock will occult the star system and dim its light.

11 times celebrities were starstruck by other famous people

Even the most famous celebrities can't help but get excited to meet some of their favorite stars.
The 2018 winner of the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

22 of the best photos of stars, galaxies, and space taken this year

Each year the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition awards "the most beautiful and spectacular images of space and the cosmos."

NASA came up with 21 new constellations — including Albert Einstein, Godzilla, and the Starship Enterprise

The gamma-ray sky was invisible to humans until instruments like NASA's Fermi space telescope came along. That observatory has been mapping a previously unseen universe for a decade, so in honor of that milestone, scientists on the mission suggested 21 modern (and entertaining) constellations.
The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve.

See stunning nighttime vistas from the US’s first gold-tier ‘Dark Sky’ star-gazing reserve

Deep in the mountains of Central Idaho lies one of the darkest nighttime spots in the US. It's the country's first gold-tier Dark Sky reserve, and it's a fascinating place to stare at the stars.
Could the sun have a twin?

All stars in the universe may form in pairs — but we can’t find the sun’s missing ‘Nemesis’

A theory from the 1980s suggests that the sun may have formed as part of a binary system, meaning it had a twin star. However, attempts to find or prove the existence of the sun's Nemesis have failed.