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Sometimes the edge of space can almost be as good as space itself - that is, when it comes to telescopes riding airships at the top of Earth's tenuous and rarefied stratosphere.
The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope will have the angular resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope across a field of view 100 times larger.
Each summer, amateur astronomers from all over the world look forward to observing the famous Perseid meteor shower, but often overlook six lesser celestial fireworks displays that reach their peak between July 28 and Aug. 20. This year, a bright nearly-full moon will seriously interfere with Perseid meteor observing, so why not take this ... (more)
Look up, sky watchers! NASA cameras caught this streak over the New Mexico skies on Sunday, as the Perseid meteor shower heats up.
When astronomers detected a strange signal in a massive galaxy cluster millions of light years from Earth, they knew they had stumbled upon something big.
I love sketching Moon phases and wanted to challenge myself to observe and sketch an entire lunation, weather permitting.
The Sunshield test unit to be used on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is stacked and expanded at a cleanroom in the Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, California, in this NASA handout picture released July 25, 2014.
It's in the room with you now. It's more subtle than the surveillance state, more transparent than air, more pervasive than light.
Archeologists have stumbled upon a site where ancient people observed the stars thousands of years ago in Peru, a country famous for using drones to help uncover and map archeological treasures, as Reuters reported.
The CSIRO Staff Association says the closure of either the Parkes or Narrabri radio telescope facilities would hit the astronomical community hard.
Here's my thing. I'm at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con with 160,000 crazed people.
Explanation: Shiny NGC 253 is one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, and also one of the dustiest.
In just 64 nights, SAMI, an instrument attached to the Anglo-Australian telescope in Sydney, Australia, has recorded demographic information for 1,000 galaxies.
Explanation: The Crab Pulsar, a city-sized, magnetized neutron star spinning 30 times a second, lies at the center of this tantalizing wide-field image of the Crab Nebula.
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