Underground ocean larger than Earth’s on Ganymede moon

Ganymede moon and Jupiter

500 million miles from the Sun lies Ganymede moon, slightly larger than the planet Mercury, orbiting Jupiter and may contain more water than all of Earth’s oceans.

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

Lenticular cloud, Moon, Mars and Venus

Lenticular cloud, Moon, Mars and Venus

“The original plan was to photograph a rare angular conjunction of Mars and Venus that occurred a week and a half ago, with the added bonus of a crescent Moon and the International Space Station (ISS) both passing nearby.”  Image credit Nuno Serrão

By |March 3, 2015|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , |

Aurora with Moon on Ice

Ice, Moon with a halo, Jupiter and Aurora

This stunning expansive fisheye view of ice, Moon with a halo, Jupiter and Aurora was captured at Jökulsárlón Beach, southeast Iceland.    Image credit Stéphane Vetter (Nuits sacrées)

By |February 17, 2015|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , , |

Moon- a view of the dark side

Dark side of the moon

What the other, the dark side of the Moon looks like? The side that can’t be seen from the Earth?   Watch the video…

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

The Coldest Places in our Solar System

Mars poles

These are the coldest places in our Solar System.   The order is from the ‘hottest’ and the coldest is very well known!   Mars. During wintertime, the two polar ice caps get no sun, resulting extreme drop in temperature freezes.   Temperature: -238 degrees Fahrenheit.   Credit: Hubble Space Telescope

By |February 3, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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: , , , , |

Windmill’s Full Moon

Full Moon and Windmill

This bright Full Moon rose at sunset, near the majestic traditional windmill in the Canary Island of Fuerteventura as seen by talented Babak Tafreshi.    Image © Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)

By |January 10, 2015|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |

Lunar Space Elevator concept

Lunar Elevator

LiftPort Group is planning a very ambitious project, to build an elevator on the moon that could be up and running by the end of 2019.   Watch the detailed video…

By |December 11, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

Europa’s amazing surface

Europa moon

The puzzling, impressive surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa looms large in this newly-reprocessed color view, made from images taken by NASA’s Galileo.

By |November 26, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

3D-printing a Lunar base

Lunar base by Foster+Partners

Astronauts will be 3D-printing a Lunar base rather than building it, according to a proposal from Foster+Partners in collaboration with ESA.   Watch the new video…

By |November 10, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , , |