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Wednesday
Jan 14 2015
16:15 UTC

Challenge Yourself! See an Astronomical Event that Only Happens Once Every 26 Years

... truly fascinating event may be in the offing this month. Picture two distant burning embers (candles, light bulbs, LEDs, what have you) circling each other in the distance. From our far-flung vantage point, the two points of light are too faint to resolve individually, but as they pass in front of each other, a […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Jan 09 2015
23:48 UTC

What Is This Empty Hole In Space?

... obscures the distant stars that lie beyond it from our point of view. Similar to the more well-known Barnard 68, “dark […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Jan 08 2015
20:44 UTC

Disorderly Conduct: Andromeda's Mature Stars Exhibit Surprising Behavior, Says Study

... hundreds of millions of stars. But new research presented at this week's AAS conference in Seattle suggests that there are other differences as well […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Jan 07 2015
16:00 UTC

Glorious Star Factories Shine In Astounding Amateur Shots

We often publish photos from professional observatories, but it's important to note that amateurs can also do a great job taking pictures of the sky with modest equipment and photo processing software. On Universe Today's Flickr pool, we're proud to showcase the work of all the fans of the cosmos. Included here are some of […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Jan 06 2015
23:30 UTC

Hubble’s Stunning Star-Filled View of the Andromeda Galaxy

... Containing over 100 million stars it's not just the […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Jan 06 2015
17:13 UTC

Stargazing in January

January is the marmite of every year, individuals either love it or hate it as it brings the beginning of a New Year and new opportunities yet marks the end […]

Posted by Astronotes

Tuesday
Jan 06 2015
03:50 UTC

Hubble Gives Us Our Best View Yet Of The “Pillars of Creation”

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its launch this year and to commemorate the milestone┬it's recently turned its gaze (during the course of about 15 orbits) back onto one of the┬most iconic targets of its career: the “Pillars of Creation,” five-light-year-high columns of cold gas in the process of being sculpted […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Friday
Jan 02 2015
15:22 UTC

Rogue Star HIP 85605 on Collision Course with our Solar System, but Earthlings Need Not Worry

... HIP 85605, one of two stars that make up a binary in the Hercules constellation roughly 16 light years away. And if a recent research paper produced by Dr. Coryn Bailer-Jones of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany is correct, it is on a collision course with our Solar […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Dec 23 2014
03:00 UTC

NASA's NuSTAR Scans the Sun with X-ray Vision

What if you had x-ray vision like Superman? Or if those funny-looking glasses they advertised┬in comic books in the 60s actually worked?* Then with those our Sun might look something like this, lighting up with brilliant flares of high-energy x-rays┬as seen by NASA's super-sensitive NuSTAR Space Telescope (and with a little help from SDO.) (...)Read […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Dec 22 2014
15:44 UTC

What Does It Mean To Be Star Stuff'?

At one time or another, all science enthusiasts have heard the late Carl Sagan's infamous words: “We are made of star stuff.” But what does that mean exactly? How┬could┬colossal┬balls of┬plasma, greedily burning away┬their┬nuclear fuel in faraway time and space, play any part in spawning┬the┬vast complexity of our┬Earthly world? How is it that “the nitrogen in […]

Posted by Universe Today

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