Astronomy

The Space we live in

The Space we live in (1)

Matthias Müller is giving us an amazing 3D representation of space in which we live.

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By |April 10, 2012|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

Milky Way over Bryce Canyon

Milky Way

Those strange rock structures are towers and walls of sedimentary rock that are particularly plentiful in Bryce Canyon in Utah, USAImage credit Ben Cooper
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By |April 9, 2012|Categories: Astronomy, Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Clouds, Birds, Moon, Venus

The Moon and Venus converged, creating quite a sight by itself for sky enthusiasts around the globe. From some locations, though, the sky was even more picturesque.  Photographer Isaac Gutiérrez Pascual

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By |April 8, 2012|Categories: Astronomy, Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , |

Live: Moon Mappers

Moon Mappers

Moon Mappers, a new citizen science project from CosmoQuest asks you to help scientists explore the Lunar Surface.

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By |April 8, 2012|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Sky Gazers

Sky Gazers by Babak Tafreshi

A tribute to all skygazers around the world. “The evening twilight gently fades in to darkness. Clouds begin to scatter away and I’m under an ocean of twinkling stars. Another night of pure enjoyment and cosmic adventures. The night sky is perhaps the most enchanting love one can ever find!”  by Babak Tafreshi

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From Big Bang to Big Data

Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) when completed in 2024, with 3,000 individual ground-based dish antennas, will be the largest radio telescope ever created. The dishes will be linked to act as one giant telescope, an arrangement known as an interferometer, with an extremely fast computer systems.  Image credit SKA

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Construction bigins on Giant Magellan Telescope

Giant Magellan Telescope

Construction has now started on the worlds largest telescope. In this video you can see how the planned 80-foot Giant Magellan Telescope will look after its completion in 2018 atop a mountain in Chile’s Atacama Desert.  

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Solar Tornado (video)

Solar Tornado by Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory

A rare Solar Tornado captured by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory -SDO- satellite across the Sun’s surface, 5 Times the Size of Earth. The Solar Tornado speeds up to 186,000 miles per hour, in comparison with the terrestrial tornadoes that reaches 100 miles per hour.

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By |April 1, 2012|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

Filigree and Shadow

Cygnus Loop Nebula, visible here in ultraviolet light

The filaments of gas and dust of the Cygnus Loop Nebula, visible here in ultraviolet light were heated by the shockwave from the supernova, which is still spreading outward from the original explosion.

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Billions of Habitable Worlds in the Milky Way

Billions of Habitable Worlds in the Milky Way from ESO’s HARPS spectrograph

A new study from the European Southern Observatory announced via its HARPS planet finder, suggesting that Earth-sized rocky planets, are very common around faint red stars.

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