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Explore Curiosity’s New 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama of Mars

  While many Americans were enjoying a few days off of work for the Thanksgiving holiday, Curiosity Mars Rover (previously) was busy taking more than 1,000 photographs of the Red Planet. Capturing the Glen Torridon region on the side of … Continue reading

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Frightening Animation Compares the Size of Asteroids in the Solar System to New York City

A new animation created by Alvaro Gracia Montoya of MetaBallStudio provides a terrifying look at the exceptional asteroids currently in the solar system. The video begins by comparing a human to one of the minor planets before revealing their enormity … Continue reading

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Sinister Sunrise Captured by Photographer Elias Chasiotis During an Eclipse in Qatar

Athens-based photographer Elias Chasiotis was visiting Qatar in late December 2019 when he captured a photo of an annular eclipse that has since gone viral. Taken at sunrise as a part of a series, the image shows the moon covering the … Continue reading

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Giant balloon-like structures discovered at center of Milky Way – ScienceBlog.com

An international team of astronomers, including Northwestern’s Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, has discovered one of the largest structures ever observed in the Milky Way. A newly spotted pair of radio-emitting bubbles reach hundreds of light-years tall, dwarfing all other structures in the central … Continue reading

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For first time, astronomers catch asteroid in the act of changing color – ScienceBlog.com

Last December, scientists discovered an “active” asteroid within the asteroid belt, sandwiched between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The space rock, designated by astronomers as 6478 Gault, appeared to be leaving two trails of dust in its wake — … Continue reading

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Earth’s Rotation Visualized in a Timelapse of the Milky Way Galaxy by Aryeh Nirenberg

Although the Earth rotates below the sky, aerial time-lapse videos often have the perspective of a celestial scene rushing above the ground. In this brief video by Aryeh Nirenberg, the Milky Way becomes completely stationary, highlighting specifically the Earth’s rotation. … Continue reading

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Skywatching Spider Photobombs Perseid Meteor Shower

How do you spot a “shooting star”? Well, you don’t look for eight legs; that’s for sure. But a NASA camera designed to photograph meteors spotted more than it bargained for during the Perseid meteor shower, when a curious spider … Continue reading

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Einstein was right about relativity, UCLA says — for now – ScienceBlog.com

More than 100 years after Albert Einstein published his iconic general theory of relativity, it is beginning to fray at the edges, said Andrea Ghez, UCLA professor of physics and astronomy. Now, in the most comprehensive test of general relativity … Continue reading

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From 20,000 miles up, our home planet is a hypnotic swirl of the familiar and the sublime

The Japanese weather satellite Himawari-8 was launched in 2014 for a planned eight-year mission to collect forecasting, weather-monitoring and research data. For his experimental short A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit, the German filmmaker Felix Dierich used Himawari-8 data made … Continue reading

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The most detailed map of galaxies, black holes and stars ever made | Juna Kollmeier

 

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