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See Earth in stunning 4K from the ISS

Check out some of the most gorgeous footage ever caught of Earth. NASA astronauts have beamed down stunning 4K footage of our planet from the ISS using a RED Epic Dragon digital camera and posted it on their YouTube channel.<p>This isn't the first ultra-high definition video sent from the ISS: NASA …

Makemake's MK2: Scientists Just Discovered a New Moon in Our Solar System

In case you needed any proof that we still have a huge amount to learn about space, astronomers just discovered a new moon in our own solar …

Astronomy

One of Titan's Strange Seas is Pure Methane

A new study of eight years of radar data collected by the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft shows that the planet's largest moon, Titan — the only …

NASA peers into huge hole in the sun

While you might think the sun has pretty much just one weather pattern – blistering and violent with a chance of radiation poisoning – it can …

Astronomy

2016 May 28 - Cat's Eye Wide and Deep

<b>Cat's Eye Wide and Deep</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Josh Smith<p><b>Explanation:</b> The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is one of the best known planetary nebulae in …

Cosmology

Asteroid explosion lights up early-morning sky over Arizona

Fireball was 10 times brighter than the full moon<p>An overnight asteroid explosion over Arizona lit up the sky so brightly that it appeared as if it …

2016 June 3 - NGC 4631: The Whale Galaxy

<b>NGC 4631: The Whale Galaxy</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Martin Pugh<p><b>Explanation:</b> NGC 4631 is a big beautiful spiral galaxy. Seen edge-on, it lies only 25 …

Cosmology

Listen To The Sounds Of Some Of The Universe's Oldest Stars

Music of the spheres<p>If you look into the night sky and picture silence, you're not entirely correct. Space isn't silent, but it can be kind of creepy when it makes noise.<p>Using acoustic oscillations from the Kepler telescope, researchers from the University of Birmingham have been able to recreate …

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Listen to the sounds of the Milky Way galaxy's oldest stars

You probably won't get to visit the most ancient stars in humanity's home galaxy, but you'll at least get to hear what they sounded like when they were young. University of Birmingham researchers have detected the acoustic oscillations of Milky Way stars that are about 13 billion years old, or not …

Universe

Scientists made an unprecedented map of the night sky — and the results are alarming

Astronomers loathe light pollution, also called skyglow: a dim yet pervasive orange light that obscures a crisp view of the night sky.<p>But as a new study called "The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness," published in the journal Science Advances shows, there's a shocking amount of …

Google Earth

Astronaut Snaps The Best Shot Of The Rare Strawberry Moon

While the rest of us struggled to snap one of the rarest full moons this century on our phones, one man got a shot that's truly out of this world.<p>NASA astronaut Jeff Williams was in the International Space Station, hovering over western China, when he snapped this picture of the celebrated …

Space

This Animated Tribute to the NASA Voyager Space Program Is Simply Stunning

Launched in 1977, the Voyager 1 and 2 are still exploring interstellar space today. Both probes have flown by Jupiter and Saturn while the Voyager 2 …

Jupiter's Northern Lights Look Absolutely Incredible

If you want to see beautiful auroras, forget Alaska, Canada, and Iceland—check out Jupiter. At the gas giant’s north pole, the most powerful and …

Zooming into a deep infrared image of the Orion Nebula

New Milky Way Map Is a Spectacular Billion-Star Atlas

The most accurate map of the Milky Way ever produced includes some 400 million stars never before seen by humans.<p>After more than two years spent gluing its eyes to the heavens, an advanced celestial mapmaker has released its first results—wowing astronomers with the most accurate view of our Milky …

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Giant Bubble Nebula Captured by the Hubble Telescope

Earlier this year, to celebrate the 26th birthday of its Hubble Space Telescope, NASA shot and published this gorgeous photo of the Bubble Nebula, …

Spitzer Space Telescope captures Pandora's Cluster, allowing us a peek into the deeper Universe

A new image of Pandora's Cluster – or Abell 2744 – captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope will allow astronomers to study the distant universe.<p>The gravity of this cluster is strong enough that it acts as a lens to magnify images of more distant galaxies in the background.<p>This phenomenon, known as …

Universe

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What Happens When Galaxies Collide?

We don’t want to scare you, but our own Milky Way is on a collision course with Andromeda, the closest spiral galaxy to our own. At some point during …

2016 October 20 - The Tulip in the Swan

<b>The Tulip in the Swan</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Martin Pugh<p><b>Explanation:</b> Framing a bright emission region this telescopic view looks out along the …

Cosmology

Astronomy’s dark horse lit up by Hubble

The dark horsehead nebula isn’t dark at all, but only if you look at the invisible forms of light.<p><i>“If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you</i> …

Cosmology

2016 October 27 - A Giant Squid in the Flying Bat

<b>A Giant Squid in the Flying Bat</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Rolf Geissinger<p><b>Explanation:</b> Very faint but also very large on planet Earth's sky, a giant …

Cosmology

Space station caught eclipsing supermoon

The moon is as big and bright as the International Space Station is small and fast, but that didn't stop one ambitious photographer from capturing both.<p>Night-sky watchers this week have been gawking at an extra-supermoon that's the biggest and brightest seen in several decades. It's also the second …

Astronomy

Hubble telescope photo of a spooky dead star will creep you out

A dead star takes on a ghostly green pallor in a new photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>The image, released <i>conveniently</i> in time for Halloween, …

2016 November 28 - Arp 240: A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble

<b>Arp 240: A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble Space Telescope; <i>Processing & Copyright:</i> Chris</b> …

Cosmology

Saturn's Polar Aurora

Photojournal: PIA11396<p>This image of the northern polar region of Saturn shows both the aurora and underlying atmosphere, seen at two different …

Astronomy

Scientists to test theory about light that could completely change our view of the universe and prove Einstein wrong

Scientists might be about to completely upend our entire understanding of the universe.<p>A theory about the speed of light that has long been …

Sky guide: Which galaxies, stars, meteor showers and planets to look for in December - Science News - ABC News

The December night sky provides the best view of distant galaxies for professional astronomers.<p>That's because at this time of year, the Milky Way …

Astronomy