Milky Way Galaxy

Cosmic fatigue means fewer new stars being formed

Darker future awaits amid twilight of the stars

It's evening in the universe. The stars we have are dying, and we're not making new ones the way we used to. 

Sunday, 25 November, 2012, 4:01am

Action speaks loudest

Champion sprinter Quick Action reverts to handicap company in a quest for New Year's Day silverware following a decent showing for Hong Kong in the Group Two International Bowl last month.

Quick Action finished just over seven lengths behind Group One winner Catalan Opening in the 1,400-metre Bowl and that is form in the purple.

1 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Jupiter show starts in southeast sky

Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, will be directly opposite the sun on July 4. Astronomers call this planetary alignment an opposition, a term used when the Earth comes between any of the outer planets, Mars to Pluto, and the sun.

1 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

The night sky in August

THE short midsummer nights of August are adorned with bright stars; shortly after sunset, the stars of the summer triangle, comprising Vega, Altair and Deneb, make their way overhead while Arcturus starts to sink in the west.

Towards the south shines brilliant Jupiter, the largest of the planets.

31 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Inside the Milky Way

IS THERE really a giant Black Hole in the centre of our galaxy? Why is Constellation Ophiuchus not included as a zodiacal member? What does the Milky Way comprise? The mysteries of the universe are many, and countless questions are asked about the galaxy we live in.

29 May 1995 - 12:00am