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Intense Blue Lightning On Saturn Visible From Space In Broad Daylight!
To see a thunderstorm from space on another planet is not an event that you will experience often, which is the reason why
these images, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft are truly impressive.
Photographed from a distance of over two million miles, Cassini captured the largest storm seen up-close at the planet,
Beautiful Night Sky Timelapse
Takes You On A Journey To Astronomer's Paradise
There are not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this.
Walking on the desert near Paranal between the scattered stones and boulders on the pale red dust feels like being on Mars but under the Earth sky.
It is an amazing experience to be under an ideal night sky, a pure natural beauty unspoiled by urban lights.
First Photo Ever Of The Entire North Pole As Seen From Space!
You have never seen the entire North Pole, not until now...
This is a unique photo showing for the first time the entire Artic region.
We have previously only been able to view parts of the North Pole, but in this very special version of
the Blue Marble image much more can be seen... Can you see your country on the image?
Intimate Connection Between Black Holes And New-Born Stars
Astronomers have known for some time that black holes and supermassive black holes accretion and star formation appear intimately connected.
However, it does not mean that powerful gravitational forces of the black holes disrupt surrounding material in their vicinity.
On the contrary, a black hole seems to be helping stars to form.
Amazing Noctilucent Clouds Appear Over Queensferry, Scotland
As we have previously mentioned,
noctilucent clouds are back, but their origin is still unknown.
There is no doubt that noctilucent clouds have been spreading in the recent years.
You don't need to go to the poles to admire these beautiful,
mysterious electric clouds.
20,000-Solar-Mass Black Hole Found At The Core
Of A Now-Destroyed Dwarf Galaxy
The formation of stellar-mass black holes through the collapse of massive stars is well accepted. However, it is not yet
completely clear how the supermassive objects are formed.
They may form through the merger of smaller, intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) weighing hundreds to thousands of suns.
New Kepler Explorer:
View The 1,790 Distant Planetary Systems - For Free!
Armchair explorers of the cosmos can now have at their fingertips the nearly 2,000 distant planetary systems discovered by NASA's Kepler Mission.
Now available for free from the iTunes App Store, Kepler Explorer was developed through the OpenLab initiative at UC Santa Cruz,
which brought together faculty and students in astrophysics, art, and technology for a summer institute last year.
Proof Of How The Universe Is Changing
Though the universe is filled with billions upon billions of stars, the discovery of a single variable star in 1923 altered the
course of modern astronomy. And, at least one famous astronomer of the time lamented that the discovery had shattered his world view.
Stunning Satellite Photos Show America As Never Seen Before!
Incredible new satellite photos show America as you have never seen it before!
These stunning images reveal what the country looks like from the skies.
You can clearly see how the nation's transport and communication infrastructures work to power the vast nation on a daily basis.
Bright Star In The Constellation Lyra Is Cooler Than The Human Body
The coldest class of stars have temperatures as cool as the human body.
Astronomers hunted these dark orbs, termed Y dwarfs, for more than a decade without success.
When viewed with a visible-light telescope, they are nearly impossible to see.
"Something" Is Hiding Inside These Storm Clouds
During a light storm we expect to see flashes in the sky and evil-looking clouds.
What we certainly do not expect to see are objects hiding inside these clouds.
When you look at these videos and images, it appears as if there is a solid object in the middle of the clouds...
This brings us to another interesting question dealing with the likelihood that highly advanced alien civilizations
might have left our Universe into what may be called "inner space"...
2012 Noctilucent Clouds Are Back -
But Their Origin Is Still Unknown
The clouds are called noctilucent or "night-shining" clouds (NLCs) and they are a relatively new phenomenon.
Previously, they were only seen over almost exclusively in Earth's polar regions, but they are now also visible
in the skies over the United States and Europe and else where. There is no doubt any more. The clouds at the edge of space are spreading...
Beautiful Star Trails Over Australian Night Sky!
These extraordinary images are an example of beautiful star trail photography!
The sky is as just gorgeous as the landscape. The colors of the star trails are almost out of this world!
Can it really get much better that this?