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The sun looks like a creepy jack-o'-lantern in this NASA photo

Photos taken by a NASA space observatory in 2014 capture the sun in all its incredible, scary glory.<p>The images show our home star shining with a menacing, jack-o'-lantern-like smile.<p>The image, taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) just before Halloween two years ago, actually shows active …

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Weird Extragalactic X-Ray Flares Baffle Astronomers

A new class of stellar objects could be causing ultrabright repeating outbursts from old, quiescent galaxies

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Our Best Map Yet of Io's Volcanic Activity Looks Terrifying

Jupiter’s moon Io is the most volcanically-active body in our solar system, and a recent observational campaign offers a little more insight into the …

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The Best Camera Settings to Start With for Star, Moon, Milky Way & Night Sky Photography

Once you’re comfortable creating communication between yourself, your camera, and the universe at night, it’s time to bring those technical and …

Look Out Below! Landslides Spotted on Pluto's Moon Charon

Look out below! Scientists have found evidence of landslides on Pluto's moon Charon. This is the first time this geologic feature has been discovered …

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Ultaviolet Imaging Is Showing Us Mars Like We've Never Seen It

For the first time, scientists have obtained images of Mars’s fabled “nightglow,” a mysterious atmospheric phenomenon on the Red Planet, that could …

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Universe may hold 10 times more galaxies than once thought

We just can't see most of them.<p>The observable universe was already incomprehensibly big, but it now looks to be even bigger. Astronomers have determined that are likely about 10 times more galaxies than previously thought, or between 1 trillion to 2 trillion. We just don't have the technology (or …

Galaxies Found Close Together Show Signs Of Impending Doom

, Contributor<p>They might call it “empty space” because of the great distances between the stars and galaxies, but the reality is that space is filled with billions of them.<p>Most often, there are millions of light years separating the galaxies from one another, with galaxy mergers and collisions a …

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In Daylight on the Night Side

Photojournal: PIA20505<p>October 10, 2016<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down at the rings of Saturn from above the planet's nightside. The darkened …

A Big Freeze, Rip or Crunch: how will the Universe end?

Many theoretical physicists believe the Universe could end between 2.8 billion and 22 billion years from now, but they can't agree on its ultimate fate<p>The "most precise measurement" ever made recently suggested our Universe is expanding much faster than previously thought, casting doubts on earlier …

Jupiter’s spooky sounds

When a NASA spacecraft made its first full orbit around Jupiter, an instrument on board recorded haunting sounds perfect for Halloween. The moans …

2016 September 25 - Saturn from Above

<b>Saturn from Above</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, JPL-Caltech, Space Science Institute<p><b>Explanation:</b> This image of Saturn could not have been taken from Earth. No …

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X-ray echoes of a shredded star provide close-up of 'killer' black hole

Some 3.9 billion years ago in the heart of a distant galaxy, the intense tidal pull of a monster black hole shredded a star that passed too close. …

Death of a star: Hubble telescope captures amazing image of celestial body’s demise

Located around 4,000 light-years from Earth, the kaleidoscopic photo was captured by the Hubble Telescope and shows the star, part of the planetary …

Nasa has spoken out about the ‘surprising evidence of activity’ on Jupiter’s moon

Nasa has poured cold, salty water on excitement that it could be about to announce it had found aliens.<p>The agency has looked to calm speculation on …

Hubble finds planet orbiting pair of stars

Two's company, but three might not always be a crowd — at least in space. Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and a trick of nature, …

NASA Can't Explain the 'Impossible' Cloud That's Been Spotted Over Titan

What's Titan hiding?<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just spotted a mysterious ice cloud over Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, and its appearance challenges …

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There Are Hundreds of Black Holes in This Strange Cluster of Stars

It was previously thought to be impossible.<p>Astronomers continue to find that black holes, once thought to be rare anomalies in the Universe, can be found just about anywhere. The most recent discovery, detailed in a study published today by the Royal Astronomical Society, provides strong evidence …

Philae has been found – now every ounce of science can be wrung out of it

Finding the European Space Agency’s lost Philae comet lander is not only a triumph for the spacecraft’s operators, it lets the scientists finish their job<p>Just as the Rio Olympics finish, the European Space Agency find their long-lost celestial triple jump champion, the Philae space probe. The …

New images of Jupiter 'like nothing seen or imagined before'

A Nasa spacecraft has captured the best views of Jupiter yet, revealing turbulent storms in the north pole.<p>Jupiter's northern polar region is …

The first photos of Jupiter's poles are 'like nothing we have seen or imagined before'

When NASA's Juno spacecraft first flew by Jupiter on August 27, all we got was a fuzzy image of the gas giant from a glancing angle. But now scientists behind the mission are starting to trickle out high-resolution photos and videos taken during the 130,000-mph maneuver, briefly making Juno the …

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Ceres's latest surprise: Ice volcanoes

Data from the Dawn spacecraft's mission to Ceres has yielded one surprise after another, the latest of which suggests the surface of the dwarf planet …

Ceres

NASA's STEREO shows where solar wind comes from

Brooks Hays<br>BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Thanks to NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory -- their STEREO -- scientists now have a much …

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft will snap the first up close images of Jupiter on Saturday

But we won't get them until later next week<p>NASA’s Juno spacecraft will get cozy with Jupiter this weekend, as the vehicle makes its closest approach to the gas giant early Saturday morning at 8:51AM ET. Juno, which is in orbit around Jupiter, will come within 2,500 miles of the planet’s clouds — …

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Spitzer Space Telescope begins 'Beyond' phase

Celebrating the spacecraft's ability to push the boundaries of space science and technology, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope team has dubbed the next …

New photos of Pluto reveal Earth-like terrain that is “a total, complete mystery” to scientists

Close-up imagery of Pluto’s surface has scientists wondering how the dwarf planet’s terrain came to be. The photos, which show expansive mountain ranges and valleys, were taken by the New Horizons probe in July 2015 and were released by NASA this week.<p>“We traveled 3,000 miles and found something a …

Pluto

Tiny1 Astronomy Camera

Tini1 Astronomy Camera has just landed on the market and it has made quite an impact, it´s the tiniest camera there is designed and developed to …

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Rosetta captures comet outburst

In unprecedented observations made earlier this year, Rosetta unexpectedly captured a dramatic comet outburst that may have been triggered by a …

Rosetta Mission

Fossilized rivers on Mars' surface suggest the red planet had a warmer, wetter climate

Scientists have found over 17,000 kilometers of fossilized river beds in a region on Mars called Arabia Terra.<p>This is the latest discovery in a …

Climate Change