Astronomy

See what happens if you fold a paper in half 103 times

If you fold a paper in half 103 times

If you could fold a paper in half 103 times, the thickness will be larger than the diameter of the…   Watch the video…

By |July 21, 2014|Categories: Astronomy, Physics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How we find an Exoplanet

Exoplanet

The video from MinutePhysics explains what methods we are using to find an Exoplanet.   Take a look at the interesting video…

By |July 20, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: |0 Comments

Global detailed Geologic map of Mars

Geologic map of Mars

This global detailed geologic map of Mars, is based on unprecedented variety, quality, and quantity of remotely sensed data acquired the last 16 years since the Viking Orbiters.   Images © USGS

By |July 15, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Auroras over Northern Canada

Auroras

Dramatic auroras stretching across a sky near the town of Yellowknife in northern Canada.   Image © Kwon, O Chul (TWAN)    Watch the video…

By |July 15, 2014|Categories: Astronomy, Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

80 per cent of the Light in the Universe is missing

 Light in the Universe is missing

CU-Boulder instrument on-board Hubble, have revealed that the Universe is “missing” a large amount of light.

By |July 14, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

You are officially invited to give names to Exoplanets

Exoplanet

The International Astronomical Union (IAU), for the first time, in response to the public’s increased interest in being part of discoveries in astronomy, is organizing a worldwide contest to give popular names to selected exoplanets along with their host stars.

By |July 11, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Europa’s Rivers of Red Ice

Jupiter's satellite Europa

This is a new image of the large surface of Jupiter‘s icy satellite, potentially life-harboring Europa, showing these peculiar rivers of red ice.

By |July 10, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Stellar wind machine

Wolf-Rayet star WR 124

Some stars explode in slow motion. Rare, massive Wolf-Rayet stars they are losing mass rapidly by means of a very strong stellar wind, with speeds up to 2000 km/s. They typically lose 10 solar masses a year, a billion times higher than the sun.

By |July 7, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Solar System’s Solid Surfaces in one map

Space Without the Space

These are  Solar system‘s solid surfaces combing them in one map, titled “Space Without the Space” made by Randall Munroe.

By |July 5, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Galactic fireworks

NGC 4258 known as M106

Impressive ongoing galactic fireworks, about 23 million light years away. Rather than paper, powder and fire, this galactic light show involves a giant black hole, shock waves and vast reservoirs of gas.

By |July 4, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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