The Seven Sisters Cluster

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The Seven Sisters Cluster
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Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic Pleiades star cluster.

The measurement, which used quasars as bright and consistent relative-distance markers, charted the famous "Seven Sisters" star cluster at 136.2 parsecs, or 444 light-years, away from Earth.

Well, That's Cheeful

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Well, That's Cheeful
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A recent study led by Megan Thoemmes and Rob Dunn from North Carolina State University in the US looked at a small sample of American adults and confirmed what had long been assumed - that 100% of them had mites living on their faces.