Category Archives: Space

Saturn is in Opposition!

Saturn is in opposition in this weekend. This means it is the best time of the year to see the ringed beauty. Grab your telescope and head for the hills!

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The Ultra Deep Space Field – Now in 3D!

For all fellow astronomy geeks out there, we have all seen and marveled at the Hubble deep space field picture and then were even more amazed by the ultra deep space field picture. We’ll here is a new video that … Continue reading

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Pi Day Roundup: Einstein’s birthday, PanSTARRS, and The God Particle

First off, you’re telling me that Albert Einstein was born on Pi day? Is the universe trying to tell us something? Quick, I must go read the end of Carl Sagan’s Contact again. What a great time to be a nerd! … Continue reading

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The End of the World or Beginning of a New Age?

The 2012 winter solstice will occur at 11:12 am gmt (4:12 am AZ time). You may have heard that the Maya predicted the end of the world to occur on this day. Most are skeptical and think this is just … Continue reading

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Best astronomy images 2012

Best astronomy images 2012: See the most beautiful images of the universe. – Slate Magazine.

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Galactic tentacles of Doom

Galactic tentacles of DOOM | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine.

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The Most Astounding Fact from Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Noted astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson shares his thoughts on the most astounding fact about the Universe. Now to quote Einstein, “The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.” The Most Astounding Fact | The Sly Oyster … Continue reading

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A Stunning New Image of the Pillars of Creation

The European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory released a stunning new image of the Eagle Nebula and the area of star formation known as the Pillars of Creation. The Herschel Observatory focuses on the far infrared spectrum and is capable … Continue reading

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Women are the Greatest Mystery in the Universe agrees Birthday boy Stephen Hawking!

Stephen Hawking is one of the most preeminent physicists of modern times and author of the most popular, but not read or understood books of all time: A Brief History of Time. In it he discusses topics such as black holes, … Continue reading

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There is water on the moon! (sort of)

Water on the moon? Scientists used to think it was as dry as, well, lunar dust. But after a year of analysis NASA today announced that its LCROSS lunar-impact probe mission found up to a billion gallons of water ice … Continue reading

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Happy Summer Solstice!

The monolith – moon – sun alignment from 2001.

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A Hole in the Clouds

Amazing pictures from space of a volcano erupting: Stunning pictures of ‘hole in the clouds’ as astronauts witness volcano eruption from the International Space Station | Mail Online.

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Amazing Photos of Saturn

Branching out a little bit from the usual depressing banter about the economy and government action, let’s take a break and appreciate the majesty of the universe.  Behold a series of photos that the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft recently took during its … Continue reading

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