Potentially Habitable Moons

Europa, Ganymede, Titan and Enceladus

According to astrobiologists, these may be the four most tantalizing potentially habitable moons in our Solar System. Europa, Ganymede, Titan and Enceladus shown at the same scale.

By |September 19, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

Comparison of optical Telescope primary mirrors- infographic

Comparison of optical Telescopes

An impressive infographic comparison of optical telescope primary mirrors since 1893, to the European Extremely Large 39 meter Telescope at Cerro Armazones, in Chile, planned for 2022.

By |September 16, 2014|Categories: Astronomy, Technology news

This is Comet’s landing site for Rosetta

Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

ESA announces the location of the primary landing site for Rosetta’s lander Philae. Site J is located on the head of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

By |September 15, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

Water Ice Clouds found outside Solar System

brown dwarf WISE J085510.83-071442.5

The first evidence of water ice clouds on an object outside of our own Solar System, discovered. Water ice clouds exist on our own gas giant planets–Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune–but have not been seen outside of the planets orbiting our Sun until now.

By |September 15, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

The Sun as a Work of Art

Sun as a Work of Art

Using a combination of two images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), astrophotographer Rick Ellis from Toronto, Canada, created this work of art Sun by using a series of photoshop filters and effects.   Image © Rick Ellis

By |September 12, 2014|Categories: Astronomy, Modern Art

Super Moon vs. Micro Moon

Super Moon and Micro Moon

What is so super about today’s supermoon? This full moon will occur that appears slightly larger and brighter than usual. It’s caulked the Harvest Moon.

By |September 9, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

Listening to the Sun


NASA scientists study the Sun by listening to it a soft white noise, similar to water falling on the outside of a house during a rainstorm.   Watch the video…

By |September 9, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

Laniakea- our home supercluster in Cosmos


Astronomers have defined a huge group of galaxies, a supercluster, regions of space that are densely packed, called Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian.   Watch the impressive video…

By |September 4, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

A Cell-like structure found in Martian Meteorite

Cell-like structure In Martian Meteorite

Researchers have found a strange oval cell-like structure inside a Martian meteorite, but they didn’t confirm that it’s evidence of Red Planet life.

By |August 28, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

ISS Flying through an Aurora

ISS and Aurora

A timelapse released by ESA, sowing the International Space Station flying through an aurora, created from photographs taken on board the ISS by the Expedition 40 crew.    Watch the video…

By |August 27, 2014|Categories: Astronomy
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