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Astonomers Image Magenta Planet GJ 504b

Astronomers have imaged GJ 504b, an exoplanet which glows a dark magenta. An artist's depiction of the planet is pictured above. The planet has …

7 Awesome Photos Of The 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower

Stargaze without leaving your laptop.<p>Missed the peak of the Perseid meteor shower last night, or just want to compare shots? Check out these lovely photos, shared by folks in several places throughout the Northern Hemisphere.<p>The Perseids occur annually from July to August, peaking one night in …

New NASA image shows Potentially Hazardous Asteroids

These are all the asteroids that would cause significant regional damage to our human civilization in the event of impact.<p>NASA has released this …

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013: Watch this Live Stream

The Perseid meteor shower is reaching its peak this year, and it started Sunday night and will run into Monday morning.<p>For those in North America, …

Astronomy

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Best photos 2013 Perseid meteor shower

Many images of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower, posted as meteor season 2014 begins!<p>These photos were posted last year by friends on EarthFacebook and …

Astronomy

Big Pic: A Radar View Of More Than 3,000 Miles On Mars

Including a giant asteroid crater!<p>The European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter snapped this radar image of the red planet's southern highlands, using its Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding instrument.<p>This image captures about 3,467 miles of Mars. The south polar ice cap …

APOD: Perseid Meteors Over Ontario (2013 Aug 13) Image Credit & Copyright: Darryl Van Gaal; Annotation: Judy Schmidt http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130813.html Explanation: Where are all of these meteors coming from? In terms of direction on the sky, the pointed answer is the constellation of Perseus. That is why the meteor shower that peaked over the past few days is known as the Perseids -- the meteors all appear to come from a radiant toward Perseus. Three dimensionally, however, sand-sized debris expelled from Comet Swift-Tuttle follows a well-defined orbit about our Sun, and the part of the orbit that approaches Earth is superposed in front of the Perseus. Therefore, when Earth crosses this orbit, the radiant point of falling debris appears in Perseus. Pictured above, a composite of 13 early images from this year's Pereids meteor shower shows many bright meteors that streaked through the sky the night of August 11 near Oakland, Ontario, Canada. http://darkclearskies.blogspot.com/ http://www.geckzilla.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130813 #APOD