Jaya Varma Sinha

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Venus as a crescent world

Photos from the EarthSky community of the planet Venus – next planet inward from Earth in orbit around the sun – in early 2017, in a crescent …

First public data release by the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program

Figuring out the fate of the Universe is one step closer. The first massive dataset of a "cosmic census" is released using the largest digital camera …

NASA's Solar Probe Plus spacecraft to fly to the sun

Humans have sent spacecraft to the moon, Mars and even distant interstellar space, but could we send a spaceship to the scorching sun?<p>The answer is …

Here's a new photo of Saturn's famous hexagon that is unbelievably dreamy

And now for our daily dose of space news: A new photo of Saturn shows the famous hexagon that surrounds the ringed planet’s north pole, and needless …

Jupiter abstract

This gorgeous image isn’t a painting. It’s a new photo by the daredevil Juno spacecraft, as it skimmed close to Jupiter on its last close pass near …

Astronomy

2017 March 1 - A Solar Eclipse with a Beaded Ring of Fire

<b>A Solar Eclipse with a Beaded Ring of Fire</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Stephen Bedingfield<p><b>Explanation:</b> What kind of eclipse is this? On Sunday, visible …

NASA's women space pioneers to star in new Lego set

Five women scientists will receive the rare honor of being immortalized as inch-tall plastic figures with claws for hands.<p>Lego announced Tuesday that a new set will feature some of the pioneering women who played vital but sometimes under-appreciated roles in the U.S. space program.<p>The figures have …

Why Gardening Is Good for Your Health

Did you know that soil is an antidepressant?<p>It's time to whip out your gardening gloves because not only are digging and weeding great exercise, a …

Gardening

How to Make A Terrarium: Turning Tiny Ecosystems Into a Blooming Business

When it comes to sprucing up a home, one item in particular is a home décor staple: plants. But if you’re like me and don’t exactly possess a green …

Best way to shoot photographs at night with the iPhone

How do I shoot awesome night-time photos with my iPhone?Shooting late at night can be a bit tricky, especially with an iPhone, but you don't need a 7 …

Judging the Quality of Light

<i>The following is an excerpt from The Basic Beginners Guide to Photography Light & Exposure ebook by Scott Bourne and Richard Harrington. The book is</i> …

From Himachal To Leh, This Insta-Handle Will Make You Fall In Love With The Hills All Over Again

Who doesn't like travelling? Except for a few people, almost everyone would love to go travelling if given a choice, but then you remember you have a …

Himachal Pradesh

I Give Soul To Each One Of My Works

My name is Raluca, I am a self-taught photographer living in Belgium and I admit: I use photography for recreating reality.<p>I believe that when we …

Fast Radio Bursts Are Astronomy's Next Big Thing

One of the most perplexing phenomena in astronomy has come of age. The fleeting blasts of energetic cosmic radiation of unknown cause, now known as …

Telescope records massive explosion 12 billion light years away

The University of Western Australia's Zadko Telescope has captured the explosive birth of a black hole 12 billion light years away that took place …

A century of National Geographic infographics – in pictures

From the deepest caves to the far reaches of space, National Geographic has been bringing the mysteries of the world – and beyond – to coffee tables since 1888

Infographics

How Astronomy Has Opened the Gates to Humanity’s Greatest Inventions

<b>Alex Filippenko:</b> One can wonder why does astronomy, or any sort of abstract pure research for that matter, make any difference to us – to the typical …

Gardening 101: Zinnias

Zinnia<i>:</i> “Farm Stand Favorite”<p>Truly, zinnias have to be one of the best annuals to grow. Not only do they shoot up from seed to flower with astounding …

Gardening