Archive for Astronomy

The known Universe just got a lot bigger

A new map of the night sky charts hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies discovered by using a telescope that can detect light sources optical instruments cannot see. [...]

Russian satellite records unknown atmospheric physical phenomena

An ultraviolet telescope installed on the Russian satellite Lomonosov registered light 'explosions' in our planet's atmosphere. Published by SOTT and Sputnik on February 11, 2019. [...]

Ultima Thule, the most distant world ever visited

NASA has just gotten another view of Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever visited. Published on SOTT and RT on February 11, 2019.

Double feature: the Moon this month

Sunday, January 20 - The first of three supermoons this year, the "supermoon bloodmoon lunar eclipse" is coming to North and South America, as well as to the UK and parts of [...]

God of chaos

A star 8,000 light years from Earth is on the verge of a huge supernova explosion, which could produce the Milky Way's first gamma-ray explosion, a dangerous and extremely [...]

Meet Hyperion

Scientists recently uncovered the largest known structure of the ancient universe, writes Doris Elin Salazarin space.com. Published on October 17, 2018.

Super Blood Moon eclipse on July 27, 2018

In addition to the unique sighting of a much larger looking Mars that has been building up this month and will be in opposition to the Sun on July 27th, the Blood Moon and the [...]

Mars will appear three times larger by end of July

Stargazers are in for a treat come July! Mars' orbit will be closer to Earth than it has in more than ten years, in what is called a perihelic opposition.

Spectacular dance of two galaxies merging

NASA has published a photo of two spiral galaxies twisting and embracing each other until they ultimately collide. Published on SOTT on March 12, 2018.

A super blue blood Moon on January 31, 2018

The Moon will put on quite the show at the end of the month, as a very rare, "super blue blood moon" will appear in the skies. Published in RT and SOTT on January 22, 2018.

Stunning photos of Juno’s Jupiter fly-by

Traveling above Jupiter at more than 130,000 miles per hour, NASA's $1 billion Juno probe took its ninth set of stunning flyby images on October 24, 2017. Published at Sci-Tech [...]

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017

From the northern lights to noctilucent clouds, the range of subjects in this year's competition covers all things astronomical. Here is a selection of the shortlisted images. [...]

Why Is Earth’s Schumann Resonance Accelerating?

This very relevant far-reaching essay by Dr Kathy Forti was published on trinfiniti8.com on September 2015.

Spectacular collision of suns will create new star in night sky in 2022

The light from a 1800 year old star collision will arrive to be seen from Earth in 2022, writes Sarah Knapton in The Telegraph, UK. Published on January 7, 2016.

The Supermoon

A supermoon will appear in the night’s sky (December 13 into December 14, 2016). In case you cannot see it, here's one that was captured on video last year in Australia.

Gigapixels of Andromeda

To watch this video is awesome in the true meaning of the word (usually misused in context).

Inside the Heart of the Orion Nebula

A new and extraordinary deep view of the nebula. Marisa Gertz writes in TIME Magazine on July 12, 2016.

Luminous Beauty of Jupiter’s Auroras

Huge non-stop lightshow dwarfs the Earth’s transient polar displays, say Nasa scientists, as they carry out project to observe effects of solars winds. Published in The Guardian [...]

Tim Peake’s Stunning Photos From ISS

After six months circling the Earth in the International Space Station, Tim Peake returned to terra firma on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Aliens Existed in the Past

In a recently published study, empirical evidence shows the likelihood of humans being the only intelligent life form in the history of the universe as ten-billion-trillion to one. [...]

The Sounds of Celestial Music

Sounds of outer space recorded by NASA.

Stunning Aurora Borealis

Mesmerizing footage of our planet viewed from space.

A Total Solar Eclipse Coming March 8/9, 2016

The folks at ScienceAlert represent this rare event in a more humorous light than citing pure scientific facts that we usually get. Read on about what you ought to know!

A Rare Celestial Show

Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter will all be visible from Earth when they appear in a diagonal row before dawn on January 20th, writes Lee Moran in The Huffington Post.

Photobombed by Aurora Borealis

Stunning aurora borealis dwarfs Milky Way time-lapse project.

Tornado on Sun’s Surface

Reported by Ron Dicker in The Huffington Post, USA, on September 10, 2015

Homing In On Pluto

Stunning clear views of Pluto, the most distant celestial body in our sun system. Published by The Guardian on September 17, 2015.

First Ever Observation: Double Eclipse of the Sun

Reported by spaceweather.com on September 16, 2015

Cosmic ‘Butterfly’

Spectacular sighting by the Hubble Telescope. Jacqueline Howard writes in The Huffington Post, USA, on August 27, 2015.

No Big Bang

Quantum equation predicts the universe has no beginning, writes Lisa Zyga on Phys Org, February 6, 2015

The Sky At Night

- if galaxies and black holes lived next door. Published by RT News , June 5, 2015

Universe Might Be A Giant Hologram

...writes Macrina Cooper-White in The Huffington Post on April 30, 2015.

Power from the Universe

Special celestial events are upon us on 20th March 2015.

Time Lapse: Five Years On The Sun’s Surface

February 11, 2015 marked five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day.

A Cosmic Tug-of-War

Reported by Jaqueline Howard in The Huffington Post on February 20, 2015

View From the Dark Side of the Moon

There's always been a mystery about the dark side of the moon.

How the Universe Was Created…

... or was it? Published by BBC Future on August 12, 2014

Planetary Panoramas

A multiple camera, 360 degree, night-sky time-lapse (one of the first of its kind!) by photographer Vincent Brady and his friend, musician Brandon McCoy.

A Red Moon

A total lunar eclipse will be visible from several locations on Earth, depending on which time zone people live in.

Space Junk

Man's destructive behavior has reached Earth's orbit and soon beyond.

Supermoon June 23, 2013

Another rare opportunity to experience a supermoon in 2013.

Astronauts on Seeing the Earth from Space

Mindblowing comments of astronauts about the way they experienced seeing the earth from outer space.

Supermoon

As reported by space.com, the biggest full moon of the year is due to arrive this weekend, on par with Buddha's Enlightenment day.

Sun Flares Touch Our Psyche

The recent sun flare activities – predicted to be at their highest level until next year – not only result in beautiful colored northern lights but have decidedly a strong [...]

Alien Particles In Our Solar System

As reported by Andrew Fazekas in National Geographic News, for the first time particles of ‘alien’ origin were gathered by the IBEX probe, originating from interstellar space [...]

Tornado on the Sun

A spectacular event in February captured by NASA.

Cosmic Forces and Cyclones

Study of cosmic forces that might lie behind recent bizarre weather patterns