Michael Vanderberg

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The world's newest massive radio telescope has made its first discovery

A little over a year since its completion, China’s 500-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST for short) has just made its first confirmed …

Don't blindly trust companies selling solar eclipse glasses on Amazon

They could be legit, but it’s hard to know for sure<p>On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will pass through the continental United States — traveling from the coasts of Oregon to South Carolina. It’s going to be an incredible sight, but the only way to watch it safely is to view the partially …

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Five Eclipse Phenomena You'll See Better With A Camera Than Your Eyes

During a total solar eclipse, the Moon’s shadow falls on Earth, creating darkness during the day.<p>Thanks to the incredible, unique eclipse photography of Miloslav Druckmüller, here are five sights you won’t want to miss.<p><b>1.) Plasma loops above the Sun’s photosphere</b>.<p>The Sun’s magnetic field diverts …

Astronomy

A new type of galaxy from just after the Big Bang has been discovered

The galaxies have been churning out stars at a 'furious pace'.<p>Four unusually productive galaxies with hundreds of billions of stars have been …

Why This Part of the Universe Makes No Sense to Scientists

New data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Herschel Space Observatory is undoing a century of scientific evidence, boggling astronomer’s …

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Three Fireballs Lit Up US Skies Monday, But One Might Be Fake

Three brilliant fireballs - two from space and one apparently made by humans - lit up skies over the U.S. on Monday, prompting hundreds of reports by …

ISS executes emergency maneuver as orbital debris threatens station crew

The International Space Station (ISS) has been forced to fire the thrusters of ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) in order to maneuver the …

Space Exploration

Astronomers Capture Beautiful Image Of Distant Planets Forming

A glimpse into the birth of solar systems<p>At the very center of the image above is the sun-like star HL Tau, surrounded by rings of dust and gas. You may never have heard of HL Tau, but this picture will go down in the astronomic annals as the first high-resolution image of the birth of a planetary …

Universe

This Is the Richest, Most Colorful Picture of the Universe Ever

Gaze upon the vastness of creation, ye mighty, and despair.<p>The Hubble telescope may be on its last legs — it's expected to cease functioning sometime …