Jason VanderVelden

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11 unforgettable, award-winning space photos of 2015

The beauty of a total solar eclipse seen in person is difficult to capture on film, but the winning photo of a 2015 astrophotography competition does …

Twilight zone: Arctic island in eclipse wins astronomy photo award

Eerie picture taken on Svalbard wins astrophotography’s top prize with Omega Centauri and galaxy M33 also starring<p>An awe-inspiring landscape featuring a total eclipse of the sun has secured the title of astronomy photographer of the year for Luc Jamet.<p>Announced at a ceremony at the Royal …

Astronomy

Quantum "Weeping Angel" Effect Freezes Atoms in Place

The paradox of Schroedinger’s Cat famously demonstrates that a quantum cat sealed in a box is both alive and dead at the same time until we look …

Are We Alone? Survey Finds No Sign of Advanced Alien Civilizations

Nearby galaxies in our universe show no signs of advanced alien civilizations — at least for now.<p>A new study that examined the most promising …

Winning astronomy photos of the year show our amazing universe (pictures)

Astronomy

New images of Pluto released for virtual flyover animation

Newly-released images of Pluto included in virtual flyover animation made by Nasa<p>New Horizons is in the process of sending back tens of gigabits of data collected during its successful flyby of Pluto in July.<p>The most recent images released by Nasa show the dwarf planet's areas of smooth, icy …

From Space, Astronaut Snaps Photo of Planets Aligned

Scott Kelly caught the moon, Earth, Venus, and Jupiter in a row from his perch on the International Space Station.<p>American astronaut Scott Kelly, who is on a one-year mission on board the International Space Station (ISS), has become a real shutterbug. His cosmic snapshot of Earth and its …