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Warped, edge-on spiral galaxy ESO 510-G13, as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2001. Read more about this image. Image via NASA and The …Space Science
Earth's hurricanes are puny by comparison
Storms here on Earth might be devastating events that can last for days and bring cities to their knees, but that's nothing compared to Saturn's storms. Massive thunderstorms complete with lightning and high winds can cover an area roughly the same size as …NASA
Thor's hammer Mjolnir isn't the only awesome thing about the mythical Norse god. He also has a pretty cool helmet. This photo from the European Space Agency shows the Thor's Helmet nebula, also known by the less colorful name of NGC 2359.
It's actually a composite of two images. The bright blue …Nebulas
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is getting closer and closer to dwarf planet Ceres, the most massive body in the asteroid belt. On April 14 and 15, as the spacecraft hovered above Ceres’ northern hemisphere, it shot these newly released images from a distance of just 22,000 kilometers away.
And guess what? …Ceres
Astronomers have discovered what they say is the largest known structure in the universe: an incredibly big hole.
The “supervoid”, as it is known, is a spherical blob 1.8 billion light years across that is distinguished by its unusual emptiness.
István Szapudi, who led the work at the University of …Universe
The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday morning, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo shiparrived Friday at the International Space Station, carrying nearly 4,400 pounds (2,000 kilograms) …Space
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti operates the Canadarm2 from inside the cupola.
The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is less than a day away from …NASA
"James Webb combined with TESS will really change the game," Kane said.
Because TESS searches for transiting planets—planets that are observed as they …Space
In or around May 2014, a truly remarkable thing happened: An object, dubbed G2, survived a very close encounter with a very large black hole.
Phil …Black Holes
NASA has released unedited GoPro footage shot during a recent spacewalk, or extravehicular activity (EVA), outside the International Space Station as …Space Science
They're massive, violent and full of lightning, and they only arrive every 20 to 30 years. What drives Saturn's storms may be the weight of …Space
No spacecraft has ever visited Pluto. That's going to change on July 14, when NASA's New Horizons probe will fly within 6,200 miles of the dwarf …Moon Missions
It’s the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary on April 24. Time to learn more about how space pictures are made.
A star cluster in black and white vs. colour.
The Hubble Space Telescope’s cameras take individual images for different wavelengths of light and then astronomers combine them to …Space Science
Venus has a special place in the sun’s family of planets. It is the solar system’s most inhospitable world. Its surface temperature, around 460C, would melt lead and sear a human to death in seconds while his or her remains were crushed to pulp by an atmosphere 92 times denser than Earth’s. For …Solar System
Mars has liquid water just below its surface, according to new measurements by Nasa’s Curiosity rover.
Until now, scientists had thought that conditions on the red planet were too cold and arid for liquid water to exist, although there were known to be deposits of ice.
Prof Andrew Coates, head of …Mars Mission
Certain types of supernovae, or exploding stars, are more diverse than previously thought, a University of Arizona-led team of astronomers has …Universe
[image-51]You know you've made it when people know you by your first name alone.
There's Cher. Beyoncé. Ozzie. Angelina. Lebron. Oprah.
Add to that …Moon Missions
Light pollution and city living mean that we don't often get to enjoy the full splendor of the night's sky. Ten billion years ago, however, it would have been hard to ignore. The image above shows how the night's sky would have looked 10 billion years ago during our galaxy's "baby boom" phase.
Tonight (April 11, 2015) – or any night in early to mid-April 2015 – look westward shortly after sunset and you can’t miss the dazzling planet Venus, …Astronomy
View larger. | Composite image of a gravitationally lensed galaxy known to astronomers as SDP.81. The bright orange central region of the ring …Space
Rima Ariadaeus, a linear rile (a surface channel thought to be formed by lava) on the Moon’s surface, as photographed from Apollo 10. Credit: …Moon Missions
Saturn, Tethys, Rings, and Shadows
Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA
Explanation: Seen from ice moon Tethys, rings and shadows …NASA
Although it is arguable as to whether plants have all five human senses – sight, scent, hearing, taste and touch – they do have a unique sense of …Space
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This image shows the centre of the globular cluster Messier 22, also known as M22, as observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space …Astronomy