Spectacular total lunar eclipse on April 15

total lunar eclipse

It was a spectacular total lunar eclipse (2014 April 15), explains the talented photographer Babak A. Tafreshi, under the crystal clear night sky of La Silla observatory, at the southern outskirt of Atacama Desert, Chile.   All images © Babak A. Tafreshi

By |April 16, 2014|Astronomy|

Inside the Orion Nebula

Orion Nebula

The Great Nebula in Orion, an immense, nearby starbirth region, is probably the most famous of all astronomical nebulas. Can be found with the unaided eye near the easily identifiable belt of three stars in the constellation Orion.   Image ©  R. Villaverde, Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA

By |April 15, 2014|Astronomy|

The amazing Differences between the sizes of Stars in a map

Differences between the sizes of Stars

This chart by Axel Ramos, shows the enormous differences between the sizes of Stars. Just like planets, stars come in different sizes. Above is only a small part of the map. You will be amazed with the full infographic

By |April 14, 2014|Astronomy|

Tuesday early morning’s total Lunar eclipse

total Lunar eclipse

A Blood Moon, a total lunar eclipse, on April 15th marks the beginning of a remarkable series of eclipses, for the next 2 years, all visible from North America.   Image © NASA   Watch the video to find out where and when…

By |April 14, 2014|Astronomy|

A mystery light on Mars

mystery light on Mars

Images taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on April 2 and April 3 include bright spots!    This image from the Navigation Camera (Navcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover includes a bright spot near the upper left corner. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

By |April 9, 2014|Astronomy|

Most precise measurement yet of the expanding Universe

measurement of the expanding Universe

Astronomers just make the most precise measurement yet of the expanding Universe.    An illustration of how astronomers used quasar light to trace the expansion of the universe. Image © Paul Hooper at Spirit Design, with Mat Pieri and Gongbo Zhao, ICG

By |April 8, 2014|Astronomy|

Dark Skies interactive map

Light pollution comparisons

Light pollution disappears the stars and the beauty of The Milky Way.   Explore how bright your city is at night with the interactive map by NASA…

By |April 7, 2014|Astronomy|

New clues to Dark Matter

gamma-ray map of the galactic center

A new study of gamma-ray light from the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, makes the strongest case to date that some of this emission may arise from dark matter, an unknown substance making up most of the material universe.       Gamma-ray map of the galactic center.   Image © A. Mellinger, CMU; T. Linden, Univ. of Chicago

By |April 7, 2014|Astronomy|

Underground sea discovered on Enceladus

Underground sea on Enceladus

Enceladus, the Icy Moon of Saturn, may have a underground sea. Using Cassini’s radio science experiment, planetary scientists have now been able to investigate the interior of the enigmatic moon.

By |April 6, 2014|Astronomy|

Skydiver nearly struck by Meteorite

Skydiver and Meteorite

In the video you can see a meteorite filmed in the air, by a skydiver, after its light from the flames goes out.   Watch the video…

By |April 4, 2014|Astronomy|
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