Melissa Morales

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Hubble telescope finds evidence of clouds on a distant planet

40 light-years away lies the exoplanet GJ 1214b, a searingly hot "super-Earth" orbiting a red dwarf star. And thanks to the Hubble telescope, researchers believe they've found what lies in the planet's upper atmosphere: thick clouds. A paper, published in the January 2nd issue of <i>Nature</i>, relies on …

Amateur Photographer Shoots Largest Ever True Color Photo of the Night Sky

What you see above is the largest true-color photograph of the night sky ever created, shot by 28-year-old amateur astrophotographer Nick Risinger …

Little Big Universe: Tilt-Shifted Astro Images Make Space Look Tiny

Aww, how cute! What an adorable little… nebula?<p>Although here it may look like it could fit in your hand, the Horsehead Nebula is obviously quite a …

Earth and moon's 'dance' through space filmed by Juno spacecraft – Nasa video

Footage filmed from Nasa's Juno spacecraft shows the Earth and the moon moving together through space. The pictures were captured when Juno passed our planet in October, on its way to Jupiter. The Earth and moon enter the picture to the left of the screen when Juno was around 1m kilometres away, …

Water vapor venting from Jupiter’s moon, Europa

If these plumes vent from Europa’s subsurface water ocean, future scientists won’t need to drill into Europa’s icy crust to investigate the potential …

Astronomy

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Astrophotographer Göran Strand (www.astrofotografen.se) sent in this stunning photo of solar prominences taken on Sept. 4, 2013, from Östersund, Sweden. See more photos from September 2013: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/bkb4 The image of Earth added for scale.

Humid, summer weather didn't burst veteran astrophotographer Terry Hancock's (www.flickr.com/photos/terryhancock/) cosmic bubble when he spent three nights capturing this beautiful image of NGC 7635, also known as the Bubble Nebula. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/bnmu Hancock took the photo from Down Under Observatory in Fremont, Mich. after 11 hours of exposure time on the nights of Aug. 15, 16 and 18.