The stellar explosion is the closest to be spotted since 1987 and will provide a 'galactic yardstick' for astronomers judging distances across the universe
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Tuesday 09 March 2010
Wednesday 13 January 2010
Ford has given its big people carriers, the roomy Galaxy and the sportier S-Max, a series of mid-life improvements. The revamped sister models are getting their first outing at the Brussels Motor Show.
Saturday 09 January 2010
When the creatives behind 'Seinfeld' invented a high score that character George Costanza achieved in the arcade classic 'Frogger', they no doubt thought that 860,630 points was mind-bogglingly, ludicrously high.
Wednesday 25 November 2009
Ever since the sad day in 2006 when the London Planetarium closed its doors (and suffered the indignity of a rebranding whereby the stars on show were celebrities rather than supernovas), learning about the heavens without worrying about light pollution and the right equipment has been tricky. But now, armchair astronomers can go on a virtual voyage through the galaxy with this sleek projector which uses ultra-bright light-emitting diode (LED) technology to beam 10,000 stars onto your ceiling. It shows the constellations and mimics celestial movement in both northern and southern hemispheres. You can also program the device to display shooting stars. Switch off the lights, plug in your own planetarium and watch the night sky in comfort – and fall asleep as the Seven Sisters and the Great Bear float above your head.
Tuesday 24 November 2009
Monday 23 November 2009
David Beckham was left to rue another penalty shoot-out loss as the Los Angeles Galaxy were denied a Major League Soccer title when Real Salt Lake took the MLS Cup at Qwest Field.
Monday 23 November 2009
Nearly, but not quite; David Beckham came within a couple of misplaced spot-kicks of being able to lift transatlantic football’s highest honour last night, when his Los Angeles Galaxy were defeated by Real Salt Lake after extra time in the final of the MLS Cup.
Monday 09 November 2009
David Beckham has pulled out of the England squad to face Brazil on Saturday after the midfielder's LA Galaxy club reached the MLS Western Conference final on Sunday.
Sunday 01 November 2009
Julio Lambert is 58 and looking to buy a car to use as a taxi. He admits to being on the short side, so wants a raised seat for excellent all-round visibility. Julio does have an old Rover which could be part exchanged for £2,000 in scrappage, but he wonders whether something a little older would be better value?
Thursday 22 October 2009
Scientists have identified a cluster of galaxies further from earth than anything else that has ever been detected in the skies.
Friday 02 October 2009
New images of our galaxy today showed a small part of the milky way in a new light.
Friday 04 September 2009
Wednesday 02 September 2009
As cosmic events go, this one is hard to beat. Scientists have built up a dramatic time-lapse picture of one galaxy swallowing up another in a cannabilistic act that takes place over a period of three billion years – about as long as it took for slime-like earthlings to evolve into humans.
Monday 10 August 2009
Friday 31 July 2009
David Beckham insists he is happy to continue playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy - and that he has the support of the people who matter at the Major League Soccer club.
Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts
Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
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