Tag: astronomy

Jan 24, 2018

Mind-Boggling Visual Compares Our Sun to the Biggest Known Stars in the Universe

Mind-Boggling Visual Compares Our Sun to the Biggest Known Stars in the Universe

Just when you think it’s going to stop, they keep getting bigger. Earth for scale.

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Apr 27, 2017

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

After 3 years, 150,000 miles and 3,000,000 pictures taken, Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan introduce SKYGLOW

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Jan 18, 2017

Moon Calendars for 2017

Moon Calendars for 2017

What the moon will look like every evening for the upcoming year

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Aug 18, 2016

What the Night Sky Looks Like at 8 Different Levels of Light Pollution

What the Night Sky Looks Like at 8 Different Levels of Light Pollution

“Lost in Light” by Sriram Murali explores what the night sky looks like at various levels of light pollution; from level 8 in San Jose to level 1 in Death Valley

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May 23, 2016

The Entire Universe Explained in 4 Glorious Minutes

The Entire Universe Explained in 4 Glorious Minutes

Everything you wanted to know about the Universe in 4 funny and informative minutes

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May 10, 2016

Canadian Teen May Have Found Lost City Using Ancient Star Maps

Canadian Teen May Have Found Lost City Using Ancient Star Maps

No other scientist has found such correlation in the past several hundred years of study of the Ancient civilization

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May 4, 2016

Picture of the Day: Saturn’s Little Water World

Picture of the Day: Saturn’s Little Water World

The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn’s rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf

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Oct 19, 2015

The Everyday Astronaut Visits A Flooded Bonneville Salt Flats

The Everyday Astronaut Visits A Flooded Bonneville Salt Flats

For the last two years, photographer Tim Dodd has never travelled without his vintage Russian space suit (an impulse online purchase).

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Sep 28, 2015

11 Photos of the Super-Mega-Ultra-Blood-Moon-Eclipse That You Probably Didn’t See

11 Photos of the Super-Mega-Ultra-Blood-Moon-Eclipse That You Probably Didn’t See

“Ahhh so that’s what that amazing celestial event, that I totally couldn’t see, looked like!” – me every time

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Apr 27, 2015

What the Night Sky Would Look Like with No Light Pollution

What the Night Sky Would Look Like with No Light Pollution

“Skyglow” is a term used to describe the brightness of the night sky in a built-up area as a result of light pollution. In the video above, timelapse artists Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic combine timelapse astrophotography—filmed at some of the darkest skies in North America&mdas;and splice the footage with night timelapses of major…

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