How to take pictures of the Milky Way without leaving the galaxy

On planet Earth, we sit at the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy, nestled thousands of light years from the black hole at its center, in the Orion–Cygnus Arm. In our textbooks we see beautiful images of our own celestial neighborhood, a spiral of stars emanating from a galactic core. » 11/02/12 11:40am 11/02/12 11:40am

5 Possible Storylines for the Next Star Wars Movie

Disney just paid over $4 Billion for Lucasfilm and the jewel of George Lucas' eye, the Star Wars Universe. The House of Mouse wasted no time, announcing that a new live-action Star Wars film (tentatively titled Star Wars Episode VII) will be released in 2015, with new films following every few years. With only two to… » 10/30/12 4:57pm 10/30/12 4:57pm