Night Sky

Which star is the largest?

The red hypergiant VY Canis Majoris holds the current distinction for being the largest star ever observed, in terms of volume, measuring 2,600 times larger than the Sun.

Diamonds in the sky

Meet the newly found pulsar and its carbon-made companion.

Black hole our galaxy’s darkest secret

At the very heart of our galaxy lies a black hole with a mass of 4 million suns. But stay calm ““ it is 26,000 light years away and has negligible influence at…

Galaxy Cannibalism: The Milky Way’s terrible table manners

Large galaxies such as our Milky Way are believed to form through mergers and accretions of smaller galaxies.

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