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The Mystery of a Newly Discovered 'Dark Galaxy'

The surprise detection of a massive, Milky Way-size system mostly made of dark matter is changing astronomers’ ideas about how galaxies form.<p>Among the thousand-plus galaxies in the Coma cluster, a massive clump of matter some 300 million light-years away, is at least one—and maybe a few …

Pictures: Animals of Canada

TravelPlaces of a Lifetime<p>Canada's wildlife is as varied as its landscapes. Take a look at its furry and feathered inhabitants.

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People in The Alps Photography

Jakub Polomski is a Polish photographer specialized in travel photography. With its “Scale of Nature” series, the artist pays homage to mother …


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Distant World Has Rings 200 Times Bigger Than the Rings of Saturn

Giant planet is the first found with a ring system like Saturn's.<p>A team of U.S. and British astronomers has stumbled on what may be a giant planet with rings 200 times the size of Saturn's.<p>The distant world, known as J1407b and first noticed four years ago, orbits a star located about 430 …

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5 Sky Events This Week: Blue Giant, Crab Nebula, and Jovian Shadows

Seven Sisters stand revealed, while Io, one of Jupiter's moons, plays hide and seek.<p>Venus snuggles up with Neptune for stargazers this week, while the moon points to the remnants of an ancient stellar blast. Backyard astronomers, meanwhile, confront the challenge that comes from a Jovian moon's …


Photo // @jimmy_chin @deanpotter walking the walk on a high line swaying a few thousand feet above Yosemite Valley. The art of high lining has progressed over the years, getting longer and higher each season. Only the imagination seems to be the limiting factor. Shot on assignment for @natgeo @thephotosociety

The ever-beating grid of New York City, captured by the extraordinarily talented @vincentlaforet. More photos via the link in our profile.

Reader Recs: Bucket List 2015

A new year calls for new additions to travel to-do lists. To get inspired, we asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their picks for 2015’s must-visit destinations.<p>We kick things off with a nod to one of the world’s most beloved musicals. Coco V. suggests a trip to <b>Salzburg, Austria,</b> to …

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Island of Nice: Sri Lanka

Fellow travelers frequently ask me if there are any places I have been that I would go back to in a heartbeat. Well, <b>Sri Lanka</b> quickly comes to mind (I’m currently planning my third trip there). Which, of course, begs the question: Why?<p><b>Here are seven reasons Sri Lanka is on my revisit list for</b> …

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5 Cross-Training Poses for Winter Endurance Sports

34<p>SHARES<p><i>Use this practice as a warm-up or cross-training sequence to lengthen and strengthen your body for skiing and snowshoeing.</i><p>As you head out …

2014 December 9 - The Flame Nebula in Visible and Infrared

<b>The Flame Nebula in Visible and Infrared</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Optical (RGB+Ha): Aldo Mottino & Ezequiel Bellocchio (Argentina); Infrared: ESO/J. …

2014 December 1 - Stars and Dust Pillars in NGC 7822 from WISE

<b>Stars and Dust Pillars in NGC 7822 from WISE</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> WISE, IRSA, NASA; <b>Processing & Copyright</b> : Francesco Antonucci<p><b>Explanation:</b> Hot, young stars …

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Black Hole Friday

2014 November 28 - Portrait of NGC 281

<b>Portrait of NGC 281</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Martin Pugh<p><b>Explanation:</b> Look through the cosmic cloud cataloged as NGC 281 and you might miss the stars …

Photo by @DavidDoubilet. A surreal moment as a girl swims over my head in the tannin rich waters of Santa Fe River where it meets ultra clear water of #devilseyespring #florida. From #CoralFireIce tour with #NGLive . With @thephotosociety @natgeo @NikonCamera @Seacam

Travel-Sized "Minipresso" Brews Your Espresso on the Go

<i>Minipresso</i> is a travel-sized espresso maker for people on the go. Created by the Hong Kong company Wacaco, it's a cylindrical, all-in-one system that includes everything you'd need to brew a fresh cup. The sleek, modern design looks like a capsule, and inside it has a scoop for measuring and …

Tasarım Ödüllü Minicik Taşınabilir Şarj Cihazı: Mini Power

Şekerleme büyüklüğündeki Mini Power, acil durumlarda camı kırmadan kullanılabilen bir şarj cihazı.<p>REKLAM

Ortak Yönleriyle İki Büyük Şehir: New York ve Paris

Önemli farklılıkları olmasına rağmen birbirine benzeyen iki büyük şehri OpenSkies ile British Airways birbirine bağlıyor.<p>REKLAM

Van Gogh Tablosundan İlhamla Aydınlatılan Bisiklet Yolu

Ünlü sanatçının bisiklet ile geçtiği yollar geceleri parlayan ışıklandırmalarla yeniden yapıldı.<p>REKLAM

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