Derek Sharp

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Sunspot Loops in Ultraviolet

<b>It was a quiet day on the Sun. The above image shows, however, that even during off days the Sun’s surface is a busy place. Shown in ultraviolet</b> …

During its first six months in space, NASA's IRIS telescope has snapped stunning images of an obscure layer of the sun, revealing previously unseen violence and complexity in the lowest slivers of our star's atmosphere. Read more:

Black Hole Quiz: How Well Do You Know Nature's Weirdest Creations?

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If we do find life on the moons of Jupiter or Saturn, is it possible that life actually came from Earth or Mars?

Stunning Astrophoto Captures Awe Inspiring NASA Rocket Launch Amidst Star Trails

The rotation of the Earth captured in the trails of the stars over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Jan 23, 2014. NASA’s latest Tracking & Data …

Poll: What Are Black Holes, Really?

Massive gravitational singularities where light cannot even escape.<p>The mouth of a wormhole that leads to another place, or even universe.<p>A fluke of …


Dwarf planet Ceres is spewing water into space

Scientists have speculated for decades that Ceres — the planet-like heavenly body embedded in our solar system's asteroid belt — might contain water, still considered a rarity in our solar system. They haven't been sure, though, until now: researchers at the European Space Agency and the …

2014: The Year Ahead in Space

Orbit<p>2014: The Year Ahead in Space<p><b>A Very Good Year… Especially for the United States</b><p><i>Views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the</i> …

Virtual Star Party - January 26, 2014: Our Missed Supernova!

Hosts: Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis (@baldastronomer)<p>Astronomers: Stuart Foreman, Bill McLaughlin<br>Commentary: Tom Nathe, David Dickinson (@astroguyz) …