Astronomy

Astronomy

Nebula Photos

25 Beautiful Nebula Photos That Show Just How Beautiful The Cosmos Can Be

Of all the cool pictures taken by the Hubble telescope and astronomers of the world, the most captivating pictures are the ones of beautiful nebulas. Crazy nebula photos capture these ethereal wonders in a variety of shapes and colors unlike anything seen on earth other than the Aurora Borealis. Either the beginning or end of a star, a …

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Solar System

The Best Vacation Spots In The Solar System

The solar system is a vast, amazing place. From our Goldilocks-zone planet of Earth we’ve been able to observe and learn quite a lot about our solar neighborhood. Most of that knowledge has come from high tech probes and telescopes, letting us peek at the other celestial bodies that make up our solar system. Getting …

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Everything We’ve Learned About Space Since You Were In School

There are always new discoveries in space exploration. What we know about space today is leaps and bounds beyond what you might have learned in school. Space facts from your youth may no longer be accurate or could just be a small part of a bigger story. New research has completely upended several of the most basic ideas: it …

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The history of Comet Halley

Halley’s Comet is one of the great celestial phenomenons that people actually get the chance to experience in their lifetime. The comet has been flying by the Earth for thousands of years, and during that time it’s taken on a kind of supernatural mystique. Many people believe the appearance of the comet is a portent of things to come, …

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Pictures of Earth from Space

The 30 Most Breathtaking Pictures of Earth from Space

If ever you want a surefire way to calm your nerves on those days when life’s problems seem all-encompassing, wait until nighttime rolls around and head outside for a nice peek up at the stars. When’s the last time you were disappointed by looking at the sky? Or by looking at pictures of the earth …

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Brightest Stars in the Sky

The 21 Brightest Stars in the Sky

Determined by Apparent Magnitude, these are the 21 brightest stars in the sky from brightest to … less bright. Magnitude measures brightness as seen from inside Earth’s atmosphere… not necessarily size or importance. Which stars are the brightest? Planets may be the brightest *things* in the sky, but they don’t count as stars. The white and …

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8 Things That Would Likely Happen If We Nuked an Asteroid

Let’s say an asteroid large enough to do some significant damage to Earth is headed our way and will make impact in, say, six months. Can we blow up asteroids? Better yet: what if we nukedan asteroid? Is that a thing? It’s totally a thing. Some of the brightest minds in the world have studied what would happen if we …

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Real Planets That Prove Our Galaxy Is Just Ripping Off Star Wars

There are more planets out there in the universe than anyone could reasonably foresee. If you’re a Star Wars fan though, you might imagine at least a few of them could be similar to the planets that Jedi and Stormtroopers have walked upon. Which real planets are most like Star Wars planets? From the forest moon of Endor to …

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