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Our galactic neighborhood just got a whole lot bigger
Sep 9, 2014

If you think our little corner of the universe is big already, prepare to have your mind blown.

Japanese astronomers say they've discovered oldest galaxy yet
Dec 17, 2012

The better our telescopes become, the closer we get to seeing the very origin of the universe. Now Japanese astronomers say they've found the oldest galaxy human eyes have ever seen. So how old is it?

Scientists think they've just found the biggest galaxy ever
Dec 17, 2012

Galaxies are huge. Our solar system is huge, but our sun is just one of 200 billion stars nestled in our Milky Way Galaxy. That's a lot of space, but scientists have just found a new galaxy cluster that not only dwarfs the Milky Way, but produces new stars at a staggering rate.