Posts tagged "astronomy"

Hey Look, It’s Pluto!

NASA dropped this portrait of Pluto on the interwebs late last night, after their New Horizons spacecraft did a drive-by of the furthest (dwarf) planet in our solar system. Isn’t she lovely? Check out that heart-shape on the surface. <3 “We have completed the initial reconnaissance of the Solar System, an endeavour started under President…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2015

Science ‘N’ Stuff: The Big Bang Might Not Exist, And The Universe Might Literally Be Forever – Where Are My Physicists At?!

There’s a new model that hypothesizes that the universe did not start with the Big Bang, and that, in fact, the universe has no beginning or end in time. Like, the universe never started, and the universe is never going to end.
I’ll do my best to explain this, not being a physicist or astronomer:…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 11, 2015

Dazzling Insta Pics Of The Geminid Meteor Shower From Around The World

The beautiful Geminid meteor shower, which happens annually when the earth encounters debris from the extinct comet 3200 Phaethon, lit up the sky this past weekend. It was visible to stargazers across the globe, especially those in the Northern Hemisphere. Luckily for us, plenty of talented photographers took to Instagram to share what they saw!

Claire Hannum / December 15, 2014

Did You Glimpse The Blood Moon?

Did you get a chance to step outside last night/early this morning to look at the blood moon? This was the first full lunar eclipse in three years, and the first in a series of four that will conclude in September 2015.  the Earth will begin to position itself between the sun and the moon for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2014

16 Mind-Blowing Quotes From “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (So Far)

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reboot of Carl Sagan’s 1980s’ television documentary series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” is, so far, one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring shows I’ve ever watched. (Seriously, watching it I was more excited and moved than this little girl.) Jetting around in Tyson’s “Ship of the Imagination” — “free from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2014

Hopes And Dreams For Earth’s Twin Planet, KOI

Last week, NASA scientists predicted that they would discover Earth’s universal twin within a year. Well, they made good on that promise and way early. Wednesday, the Kepler telescope found KOI, short for Kepler Object Interest, a very promising candidate for Earth twindom. Not the name I would have chosen, but I’m not complaining. We…

Ami Angelowicz / January 11, 2013

The Diamond Planet Is A Girl’s Best Friend

Oh hey, what’s happening in space? Nothing maj, except astronomers discovered a planet made of SOLID DIAMONDS! Go and get that planet, girl! No, for real, before Mariah Carey finds a way to blast Nick Cannon off in a spaceship to go diamond mining for her, the planet is around 4,000 light years away and…

Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2011

Gorgeous Time Lapse Video Of This Morning’s Total Lunar Eclipse

Super early this morning — I’m talking between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. — there was a Total Lunar Elipse that could be seen anywhere (provided there was a clear sky) on the night side of Earth. Though Total Lunar Eclipses — when, according to Wikipedia, “the moon passes behind the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 21, 2010