Alpha Centauri A+B

Two EPIC MOS images of Alpha Centauri A+B, taken in March 2003 (left) and Feb. […]

Image courtesy of Robrade, Jan and ESA / XMM-Newton

Rebuild your space habitat

The next step in growing a robust commercial market in low-Earth orbit and preparing the […]

Credits: NASA

An annular eclipse made with woodblocks

One of the “The Celestial Curiosities Nishiki-e Collection.” “Nishiki-e” referees to this traditional Japanese style […]

First Publication	1883 (16th year of the Meiji Era)
Author/Artist	Masataro Miyazawa
Credit	National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Going gaga over extreme explosions

Astronomers are going gaga over newborn supernova measurements taken by NASA’s Kepler and Swift spacecraft, […]

This computer simulation shows the debris of a Type Ia supernova (brown) slamming into its companion star (blue) at tens of millions of miles per hour. The interaction produces ultraviolet light that escapes as the supernova shell sweeps over the companion, a signal detected by Swift.
Credits: UC Berkeley, Daniel Kasen

Bright, white, unknown

NASA’s Dawn mission captured a sequence of images, taken for navigation purposes, of dwarf planet […]

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

NASA dives into the Deep Web

When you do a simple Web search on a topic, the results that pop up […]

credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

300,000,000,000,000 suns

Mind you, the Milky Way is said to have somewhere between 100- to 400 billion […]

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Siloe Patera, crater or super volcano?

Siloe or S(h)iloam was a fountain of health near Jerusalem. It is mentioned in the […]

Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Riddling rocks hanging in space

Scientists from Rosetta’s OSIRIS team have discovered an extraordinary formation on the larger lobe of […]

ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA