Astronomy

Venus and young Moon on January 21

The Parthenon, the moon and Venus

Venus, young Moon, Mercury and Mars! A beautiful series of photographs of the sky just after sunset on January 21, 2015!   The Parthenon, the moon just as it was becoming visible and Venus, on January 21, 2015, in Athens, Greece.  Credit Nikolaos Pantazis

By |January 23, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

Galactic wormhole may exist in Milky Way

Galactic wormhole
A Galactic wormhole, a space-time tunnel, could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it.

By |January 22, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

The Complex Ion Tail of Comet Lovejoy

Ion Tail of Comet Lovejoy

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 , which is now at naked-eye brightness, has been showing an exquisitely detailed ion tail.

By |January 22, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

Venus and Mercury at Sunset

Venus and Mercury

The inner planets Venus and Mercury in this beautiful image, can never wander far from the Sun in Earth’s sky.   Image © Tamas Ladanyi

By |January 16, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

NGTS the new Exoplanet hunter

Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS)

The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) located at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile, is the new Exoplanet hunter.

By |January 16, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

Closer than ever to discover Earth’s Twin

Exoplanet Kepler-186f

NASA’s Kepler Marks 1,000th Exoplanet discovery. Discovers more small worlds in Habitable Zones of other planetary systems.

By |January 12, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

NASA’s Exoplanet Travel Posters

Relax on Kepler-16b - Where your shadow always has company

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just created a amazing set of Exoplanet retro travel posters. The HD 40307g, Kepler-186f, and Kepler-16b, the travel destinations of the future…

By |January 8, 2015|Categories: Astronomy, Modern Art|Tags: , , , , |

Hubble 25th Anniversary- Pillars of Creation

Pillars of Creation

NASA releases new high-definition view of iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ to celebrate 25 years (1990-2015) of exploring the Universe from Earth orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope‘s cameras were used to revisit its most iconic image.

By |January 7, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

Super-Earths have very long-lasting Oceans

Super-Earth

New research shows that oceans on super-Earths, planets with two to four times the mass of Earth, once established, can last for billions of years.

By |January 6, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

How to Follow the Path of Comet Lovejoy

Comet Lovejoy

The beautiful Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 enters its best time of viewing, will glow brightest in a week’s time. Is expected be visible from ‘from light-polluted city suburbs’.   Take a look at the path of the comet…

By |January 5, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |