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Giant gathering of galaxies discovered hiding on far side of Milky Way

SUPER FIND  The newly discovered Vela supercluster (VSC) .of galaxies is partly obscured by the Milky Way, as shown in this map of the sky. Our galaxy stretches across the center of the map. Colors denote distances to other galaxies; green is closer, and yellow and then orange are farther away. ~~ T. Jarrett/University of Cape Town/16

Amy Johnson | Born: 01/07/1903 Died: 05/01/1941 Birthplace: Hull, Yorkshire, UK Brave is such small word for such a big thing.

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The 20 photographs of the week

In the final photograph this week, students cheer as the Cecil Rhodes statue is removed from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The statue of the British colonialist was withdrawn as a result of a month-long protest by students, who said the statue glorified a man ‘who exploited black labour and stole land from indigenous people’

from Telegraph.co.uk

Cecil Rhodes statue pulled down in Cape Town

A crane prepares to remove the statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes at the Cape Town University in Cape Town, South Africa

from Telegraph.co.uk

Cecil Rhodes statue to remain at Oxford University after alumni threaten to withdraw millions

A crane prepares to remove the statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes at the Cape Town University in Cape Town, South Africa

from the Guardian

#Feesmustfall: South African students clash with police – in pictures

Student leaders tried to discuss a ceasefire with police, but others began throwing rocks in retaliation, causing officers to resume firing on the crowds. Martin Hall, an emeritus professor at the University of Cape Town, said: ‘Underlying youth anger are the legacies of racial discrimination and colonialism ... While the form of campus protests is specific to South Africa, these faultlines have parallels in other higher education systems, including those of Britain and the US’