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High-resolution Nasa images show magnetic braids of the sun - video

Nasa images of the sun's outer atmosphere, the highest resolution pictures ever achieved. The agency launched the High Resolution Coronal Imager, or Hi-C, on 11 July 2012 from White Sands missile range in New Mexico. Hi-C's image sequences show the twisting up or braiding of the magnetic field that …

Blood moon returns early Wednesday, and this time it's bigger

We want to see your shots of the blood moon! Share your best photos with iReport, and you could be featured on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Blood moon, Act II, opens soon in the heavens near you. And it will be bigger than Act I.<p>If you live in the western half of the United States, you'll have a front-row seat on a …

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APOD: Aurora and Milky Way in a Little Sky (2014 Oct 03)<br>Image Credit & Copyright: Göran Strand <br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141003.html<p>Explanation: …

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APOD: The Bubble Nebula (2014 Oct 02)<br>Image Credit & Copyright: Bernard Michaud <br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141002.html<p>Explanation: Blown by the wind …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

APOD: The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble (2014 Oct 01)<br>Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team;<br>Reprocessing & Copyright: Francesco …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

APOD: Earth at Equinox (2014 Sep 22)<br>Video Credit: Roscosmos / NTSOMZ / zelenyikot.livejournal.com<br>Courtesy: Igor Tirsky, Vitaliy Egorov …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

APOD: Saturn at Equinox (2014 Sep 21)<br>Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA, SSI <br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140921.html<p>Explanation: How …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Addresses Creationists' Evolution Fears in 'Cosmos'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last week's <i>Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey</i> relaunch, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, was met with …

Meet the hardware, software and science projects bound for the International Space Station this month

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>After problems forced a delay from a scheduled launch this weekend, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to take off later …

India plans mission to the Sun

India's Mangalyaan spacecraft is on its way to Mars, but the county is already planning its next major space exploration mission.<p>The country visited …

Black hole may have sent star cluster hurtling toward Earth

Scientists believe they’ve found the fastest-approaching object in the universe<p>Most of the universe is rushing away from us. It's not that we're particularly repellent; it's just that the universe is expanding, pushing most other galaxies away. Light from distant galaxies travels toward us through …

Study Finds Evidence of Secret Sea

Do you remember the vast ocean Jules Verne wrote about in his novel <i>Journey to the Center of the Earth</i>? Turns out the sea might be more than science fiction fantasy.<p>Scientists have found a mineral that suggests the existence of a massive reservoir buried more than 250 miles beneath our feet. It …

Galaxy’s guardians make the case: upgrade Pluto back to planet-size!

<b>Age:</b> 4.6bn years old.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Slightly different to its appearance last week.<p><b>You know, I thought that too. Has it had its hair done?</b> No, not that, you idiot. Between you and me I think it might look a little more, well ... planet-y than usual.<p><b>Surely that can’t be the case. We’ve been through</b> …

Met Office launches space weather forecasting service

After a bright start to the morning, the day will turn gloomy as the solar wind lashes Britain with energetic particles and an enormous ball of magnetised plasma slams into Earth bringing a few days of geomagnetic storms.<p>The day when weather bulletins might be like that moves a little closer next …

Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

Changing Planet<p>The Hubble Space Telescope snapped this finely detailed image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6384, an island of stars thought to resemble our own Milky Way galaxy. Credit: ESA/NASA<p><b>Ever look up and wonder how many stars are out there in the night sky, and where did all these stars</b> …

Second Lunar Eclipse Of 2014 To Bring 'Blood Moon' On October 8

If you've been feeling a strong urge to howl lately, there's a reason why: A full "blood moon" is coming Oct. 8. Just check out the NASA video above.<p>All werewolf jokes aside, the total lunar eclipse will be the second -- and final -- "blood moon" of the year. It will be visible in the United States …

Mindblowing Time-Lapse Video Shot by ESA Astronaut from the International Space Station While Orbiting Earth

This astonishing HD animation was shot by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst while orbiting Earth on the International Space Station. The material is …

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