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Is everything in space spinning in the same direction?

... come to the party to make the star, they add all of their own bit of spin and the average, when you sum it all up, some ... the planets be spinning the same way? And what about our own solar system - is everything spinning the same way in our own solar system? Matt - So many questions. Okay. So, this ...

VST Snaps Gaia en Route to a Billion Stars

Going for Gaia

... Way is made up of maybe a hundred billion stars like our own Sun and they make up most of the mass in the disc of the ... bottom line ambition for the Gaia mission was to set our own galaxy up as a rosetta stone. Let's do something that we ...

This stellar swarm is M80 (NGC 6093), one of the densest of the 147 known globular star clusters in the Milky Way galaxy. Located about 28,000 light-years from Earth, M80 contains hundreds of thousands of stars, all held together by their mutual...

Why is space cold when it has so many stars?

... these extreme temperatures if they're so far away from our own experience of space? Ryan - So, the temperature of just ...