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Sharpless 132, an emission nebula in Cepheus, a bicolor Ha/OIII image. <br>Total exposure 8h20 : <br>Ha : 30 x 600s <br>OIII : 20 x 600s <br>Gear used : <br>William …


2017 November 23 - Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka

<b>Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Mohammad Nouroozi<p><b>Explanation:</b> Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, are the bright bluish stars from east …


Above the icy Moon Rhea

Chandra :: Photo Album :: Flame Nebula :: May 7, 2014

Stars are often born in clusters, in giant clouds of gas and dust. Astronomers have studied two star clusters using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory …

The Science Knowledge

Physics is awesome

Cassini Image Mosaic: A Farewell to Saturn

A bevy of color images was assembled to produce the mission's final end-to-end look at the planet and its rings.

Race & Ethnicity

Chandra :: Photo Album :: Carina Nebula :: May 24, 2011

This large Chandra image shows the Carina Nebula, a star-forming region in the Sagittarius-Carina arm of the Milky Way a mere 7,500 light years from …


What is Time, According to Physics?


NASA Telescope Studies Quirky Comet 45P


Is it windblown or not (#2)?

A Piece of Mars: This 0.93×1.25 km (0.57×0.78 mi) scene shows what I’m starting to think are windblown features. I posted something similar to this …



Data L:R:G:B 15:8:8:8 300 seg BIN1 <br>DARK:FLAT:BIAS 15:15:30 <br>WILLIAM OPTICS FLT 110 TEC x 0,6 <br>NEQ6 Belted <br>ATIK 460 EX <br>LUNATICO AZG60 with ASI 120 mono …


Wow! 1st Interstellar Asteroid Is a Spinning Space Cigar

When astronomers using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii spotted a mysterious object dashing through our solar system on Oct. 19, they immediately …


This Is What Soviets Saw When They Landed On An Alien Planet

Venera was a series of satellites launched by the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s to study Venus’ environment. It was also the program aimed at …

Soviet Union

Cassini’s sees Titan glow just before destruction

Useful right until the last minute, NASA’s Saturn probe sent data about the planet’s moon just before the end. Andrew Masterson reports.


Close up of the Great Red Spot

Close up of the Great Red Spot


Solar Dynamics Observatory

Churning Filament<p>A developing filament near the edge of the sun churned and twisted as the rotating sun brought it into clearer view over a day (Nov. …


Oxygen jump link to species spread

A rise to near-modern oxygen levels 450 million years ago coincided with a big biodiversity boost. Andrew Masterson reports.


Jupiter and its shrunken Great Red Spot

About the Image<p>Id:<p>heic1410a<p>Type:<p>Observation<p>Release date:<p>15 May 2014, 16:00<p>Related releases:<p>Size:<p>1000 x 1000 px<p>About the Object<p>Type:<p>Solar System : …


Hubble snaps images of a pinwheel-shaped galaxy

About the Image<p>Id:<p>opo0607a<p>Type:<p>Observation<p>Release date:<p>7 February 2006, 15:00<p>Size:<p>3440 x 3208 px<p>About the Object<p>Name:<p>Type:<p>Local Universe : Galaxy : …


Above Rhea

Photojournal: PIA21354<p>November 20, 2017<p>This image is from Cassini's final observation of Saturn's icy moon Rhea (949 miles or 1,527 kilometers …

Space Exploration

Nasa releases never-seen-before images of Jupiter… and they are breathtakingly beautiful

Jupiter is known mostly for its size and the giant red spot.<p>Juno space probe has sent back a number of images of Jupiter that show the planet from …


Physicists unify quantum coherence with nonclassicality of light

(—Physicists have demonstrated that two independently developed concepts—quantum coherence and the nonclassicality of light—both arise from …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA’s Mars 2020 Supersonic Parachute: Test Flight #1


Where Do Rubies Come From?

A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red color is caused mainly by the presence …



<b>Chemical Formula:</b> (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8] <b><br>Locality:</b> Labrador peninsula, Canada. <b><br>Name Origin:</b> Named after its locality.Labradorite …


Researchers Just Broke A Fusion World Record

<b>Scientists have made a new world record for plasma pressure in a fusion reaction.</b> Plasma pressure is the 'key ingredient' for producing energy from …


<b>Chemical Formula:</b> Ag3AsS3 <b><br>Locality:</b> Himmelsfurst mine, Erbisdor, near Freiberg, Germany <b><br>Name Origin:</b> After the French chemist, J. L. Proust (1755-1826).<p>…


The Orion Nebula Hydrogen gas and dust study

Rock salt holds the key to a paradigm shift

A team of international scientists from China, France, Scotland, United States and led by Canadian Professors Nigel Blamey and Uwe Brand of Brock …

Scientific Research