Artist's illustration of the Local Bubble with star formation occurring on the bubble's surface. Scientists have now shown how a chain of events beginning 14 million years ago with a set of powerful supernovae led to the creation of the vast bubble, responsible for the formation of all young stars within 500 light years of the Sun and Earth.

There is a Giant Bubble Surrounding the Earth and the Solar System

There is a Giant Bubble Surrounding the Earth and the Solar System. It is 1,000 -light-year wide and is a source of all young, nearby stars.

Mini supermassive black hole in dwarf galaxy Mrk 462 by Chandra Telescope

Smallest Ever Supermassive Black Hole Found

Smallest Ever Supermassiv Black Hole Found. It was found using the Chandra xRay Space Telescope and is around 200,000 solar masses.

Simulation of a star's tidal dispruption by a black hole by NASA Goddard

Simulations show how a black hole destroys a star

Video Simulations show how a black hole destroys a star. First time this was done and shows what happens to the stars as they get near the black hole

Natural and False colour views of Europa taken in 1997 by the Galileo Spacecraft. Credits: NASA, NASA-JPL, University of Arizona

Hubble finds long term presence of water vapour on Jupiter’s moon Europa

The Hubble Space Telescope has found long term presence of water vapour on Jupiter's moon Europa, which also has an ocean under its icy surface.

Collage of carvings on deer bones by Neanderthals from 51,000 years ago and image showing the formation and evolution of the first stars and galaxies in a virtual universe similar to our own. Posted by 360 on History

Podcast Episode 37 l Ancient Humans and Ancient Stars

We are talking about two things today, one from thousands of years ago and the other millions of years. First we talk about ancient carvings made by Neanderthals, and then about the age of the oldest ...

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On This Day: July 25, 1984 – Svetlana Savitskaya first woman to perform a spacewalk

On July 25, 1984, former Russian aviator and cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya become the first woman to fly to space twice and the first to perform a spacewalk. She was also the second woman in space aft...

Earth by Junocam October 2013 during gravity assist flyby. 360 on History

Amazing images of Earth by Juno spacecraft during its gravity assist fly

The Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter for almost five years (it launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 5 August 2011.). Its aim to help us understand the solar system by increasing o...

First Ever 3D Map of the Boundaries Solar System’s Heliosphere

This is an absolutely fantastic piece of work! Scientists have used NASA’s Earth-orbiting Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) satellite to construct a 3D map of the boundaries of the  helioshpere &#...

Valentina Tereshkova, First Woman in Space in her uniform 1969

Valentina Tereshkova – First Woman in Space

On June 16, 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to have flown in space on a solo mission on the Vostok 6. She orbited the Earth 48 times spent almost 3 days in space &am...

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