Kiddie Universe

Using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8-billion light years away, scientists have created one of […]


One Big Black Pimple

The sunspot measures a whopping 2700 microhemispheres (MH or millionths of a visible solar hemisphere). […]


A Halloween mask in the sky

An unbelievable beautiful picture by Jouni Raunio. If you look to the left of the […]

© Jouni Raunio

Extrasolar comets

In 1986, while watching a star some 63 light-years away called Beta Pictoris, French astronomer […]


Not ready for that one way trip to Mars?

In 2012, the “Mars One” project, led by a Dutch nonprofit, announced plans to establish […]


Looking for a Halloween costume?

So you haven’t picked a Halloween costume, and the big night is fast approaching. If […]


A nice night sky – on Mars – with a comet

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured images of a comet passing much closer to Mars […]


Vintage comet hunt

It was 45 years ago when astronomer Klim Churyumov and Svetlana Gerasimenko, one of his […]


In a distance, far far (that is: 13 billion light year) away….

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have made what may be the most reliable […]

A. Zitrin (California Institute of Technology, USA)