Tag: astronomy

February 27, 2018 at 2:54 am

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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January 24, 2018 at 12:04 pm

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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April 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm

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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January 18, 2017 at 12:39 pm

Moon Calendars for 2017

Moon Calendars for 2017

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

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August 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm

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 at 1:47 pm

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 at 4:37 pm

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 at 1:10 pm

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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October 19, 2015 at 11:43 am

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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September 28, 2015 at 9:23 am

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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