A 'Ghost Galaxy' May Have Given the Milky Way Its Signature Swirl
The Milky Way's edge is still wobbling due to a collision with a dwarf galaxy loaded with dark matter.
Tons of Stars Are Actually Solid 'Crystal Spheres' Hanging In Space
Turning into crystal spheres is the ultimate fate of billions of stars in our galaxy, including our own Sun.
The Plan to Seed Life on Alien Planets
The 50th anniversary of "Earthrise" is the perfect opportunity to think about sending Earth's life to the stars.
Watch These Stunning Models of the Largest Star Map Ever Created
The European Gaia telescope releases data on 1.7 billion stars.
In 1.3 Million Years, the Solar System Will Briefly Contain Two Stars
It won’t be the first time the Sun has had its personal space invaded.
Watch the Milky Way’s Black Hole Fling Stars at a Million Miles an Hour
These 'hypervelocity stars' were flagged by a neural network.
Earth's Core Is Squirting a 'Jet Stream' of Liquid Metal Under the Surface
Scientists found it by taking a satellite “x-ray” of the globe.
Europe Has Added 1.1 Billion Stars to Its Milky Way Map
European Space Agency releases first data from Gaia star mapping mission.
Charlton Fans Pollute the Pitch with Hundreds of Stress Balls, Like So Many Microbeads
The cleanup must've taken a good long minute.
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This Belgian Chef Is Making Gin Out of Lobsters
Even as bartenders have continued to experiment with different gins, tonics, and toppings in the G&Ts, Belgian chef Kristof Marrannes might have just taken the cake: His gin is made with lobster.
The Gaia Satellite Will Map One Billion of the Milky Way's Stars
Gaia is ready to start the largest ever census of our galaxy.
The VICE Guide to Bucharest 2014
If you're straight and can look past the stray dogs, it's fucking great.