It is a diamond in the sky! This Sunday coming, one of the longest running television shows in the world celebrates 60 yeas of probing the universe beyond our humble globe. For six decades The Sky at Night has encouraged viewers to turn their gaze upwards and take notice of the stars above.
It’s going to rain like never before in Australia come March. Thick cloud, fog, maybe snow. Fate has been tempted - Stargazing Live is going on tour!
Stargazing Live is returning to UK television screens next Tuesday for another four episodes of sink-or-swim exploration of the night sky. And if cloud cover puts the mockers on actual stargazing, hosts Brian Cox and Dara O’Briain will also be linking up with astronaut Tim Peake for a chat about life onboard the…
Not only did they make a scale model of the solar system out in the desert, they drove round the orbits at night with a light on their car to make a really cool time-lapse of the planets orbiting.
After almost 10 years, New Horizons has traveled three billion miles to the Kuiper Belt to take pictures of Pluto. In 85 years, we’ve gone from this:
Neil Armstrong: We’re at the third site. Still no cheese.
CAPCOM: Where did the cheese go?
Neil Armstrong: The only evidence we have so far is a bunch of rock.
CAPCOM: We’ll get our people sciencing around the clock to figure out who moved our cheese!
Just yesterday, NASA announced that the Hubble Space Telescope may have detected evidences of a salt water ocean underneath the surface of Jupiter's largest satellite, Ganymede. The discovery prompted me to listen to Gustav Holst's "Jupiter" from his The Planets suite. The Planets wasn't actually inspired by…
Tomorrow morning is the 2nd of the tetrad of total lunar eclipses. I'm setting my alarm extra early.
Have you ever wondered why no one wants to join you, a philosopher, for a round of golf? The fact of the matter is that, on the golf course, philosophers are a truly tedious lot—always have been!!
As seen on Reddit. Next month: White hot stars for every body type and the 168 best black holes in the universe!
After scrapping all of its planned test launches earlier this month, NASA will today attempt to release its Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) from the edge of space. The rocket-powered, flying saucer–shaped landing vehicle will then return to Earth on a dramatic path through Hawaii's skies. Watch it live, here!
See that brilliant cloud beneath the prominent blue star? If you look carefully you can see a young star cloaked in the haze of the molecular cloud in which it formed.
There is an update at the bottom of this post, where it will make more sense than it would at the top here.
Because our Solar System is awesome. And this cell phone pic does it no justice.
Now this is fun. Kurzgesagt made a fantastic animation video detailing our solar system. Perfect for anyone who's space curious (and that should be everyone), perfect to sit down and show your kid, perfect to learn everything about astronomy that you probably forgotten by now. It's like taking a trip through a…
I really need to get a DSLR adaptor for my telescope, phonecam shots through the lens are not easy nor as impressive as it really looks.
...think Pluto blew up.