Tag: astronomy

Oct 22, 2020

NASA Landed a Spacecraft on an Asteroid 200 Million Miles Away and Got It on Video

NASA Landed a Spacecraft on an Asteroid 200 Million Miles Away and Got It on Video

The ancient asteroid offers scientists a window into the early solar system as it was first taking shape billions of years ago

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Oct 3, 2020

Shopping Channel Hosts Argue Whether Moon is Planet or Star

Shopping Channel Hosts Argue Whether Moon is Planet or Star

The woman’s reaction in the background is priceless

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Jun 8, 2020

If You Stabilize the Sky Instead of the Ground You Get Surreal Views of Earth Like This

If You Stabilize the Sky Instead of the Ground You Get Surreal Views of Earth Like This

Astrophotographer Bartosz Wojczyński created this fascinating timelapse of the Earth’s rotation

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Dec 10, 2019

The Death of a Star: Tycho Supernova

The Death of a Star: Tycho Supernova

In 1572, Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe was among those who noticed a new bright object in the constellation Cassiopeia

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Apr 10, 2019

The Incredible Teamwork Behind the First Ever Image of a Black Hole

EHT Collaboration

The EHT linked 8 telescopes around the globe to form an unprecedented ‘Earth-sized telescope’

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Feb 26, 2019

Artist Stitches 50,000 Photos Into One Incredible Composite of the Moon

Artist Stitches 50,000 Photos Into One Incredible Composite of the Moon

Photographer Andrew McCarthy with one of the most beautiful images of the moon you will ever see

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May 8, 2018

This Video Really Captures the Awe and Wonder of the Northern Lights

This Video Really Captures the Awe and Wonder of the Northern Lights

Seeing the northern (or southern) lights is a bucket list for many (myself included)

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Apr 15, 2018

Holding Pieces of the Moon and Mars on Earth

Photograph by Sarah Hörst

Planetary science professor Sarah Hörst has an out of this world experience

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Mar 22, 2018

Guy Takes Giant Telescope Around LA and Shows People the Moon Up Close

Guy Takes Giant Telescope Around LA and Shows People the Moon Up Close

He went around LA to give strangers an up-close look at a familiar object; one we might sometimes take for granted

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Feb 27, 2018

Casting the Mirror for the World’s Largest Telescope

Casting the Mirror for the World’s Largest Telescope

The castings of the 15-metric ton, off-axis mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope forced engineers to push the design and manufacturing process beyond all previous limits

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