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These 10 space images look unbelievable, but are actually real (pictures)

Astronomy

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

This Book Is A Complete Guide To The Science Of Snowflakes

And yes, they really are that special<p><i>The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen Artistry</i> by Kenneth Libbrecht and Rachel Wing gives us all a close look at snowflakes, no matter where you spend your winters. And yes, there's that cliché that snowflakes are unique and special and blah blah blah, but seriously, …

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

Astronomy

The Most Awe-Inspiring Space Pictures of 2015

Of the hundreds of awe-inspiring space photos we liked in 2015, here are our picks for the 15 best of the year.<p>Each week, National Geographic’s photo editors hand-pick dazzling photos of space, and of Earth seen from space. Of the hundreds of photos published this year, we bring your our picks for …

Astronomy

This Hypnotizing Illustration Depicts the Whole Known Universe

This is the universe as we know it, if not exactly to scale.<p>What's it like to gaze through a telescope into the heavens? It's a little something like this illustration, which shows the entire observable universe ranked from most distant in the outer part of the circle to our own solar system in the …

Universe

Photo of the Day: Best of 2015

Nature