Posts tagged "stars"

Here’s What A Sunset Looks Like On Mars

After watching 0f 956 Martian sunsets, the Curiosity Mars rover at last took its first color photo of one. Over the course of about seven minutes, the rover captured the kind of lovely sunset you’d be lucky to catch on a first date. Because of particles in the planet’s atmosphere, Martians would be treated to a…

Claire Hannum / May 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

As You Can See, We’re All Made Of Stars

When astrophysicist Carl Sagan said, “We’re made of star stuff,” he was speaking about the fact that human beings are quite literally composed of elements that were forged within the cores of stars that went supernova. “Some part of our being knows this is where we came from,” he posited, “because the cosmos is also…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 13, 2012

Slideshow: “Oh, Say Can You See…”

To properly celebrate our nation’s birth, you must do these three things tomorrow: grill food, watch fireworks, and wear something (anything) that involves stars or stripes. We’re here to help you with the third. Now, you have a couple options. You can go all out and wear only an American flag draped around your body,…

Catherine Strawn / July 3, 2008