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. Published on BBC on August 2, 2017.
After the first excitement about NASA’s revelation of the discovery of 7 new planets, a second out-of-this-world announcement (pun intended) informed us about radio signals having been received from said planets. The Waterford News published an exclusive first lowdown on February 23, 2017.
Part 12: The vast majority of our Solar System’s mass, 99,9 %, is in the Sun, with most of the remaining mass contained in Jupiter. For the four terrestrial planets together, including our Earth, less than 0,002% is left.
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.
Part 7: The universe is not only ‘big in space’, it’s ‘big in time’ as well. Consequently, studying the universe makes us travel both space and time.
– and there are many more things modern man is not aware about what his ancient ancestors were capable of.
There are stories about cultures reaching to the peak. But those that reached the ultimate height eventually had to go underground.
Reputed violinist Daniel Hope sees a link between science and music and is inspired by the movements of the planets.