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Crimson Skies

Image Credit & Copyright: ESO/Babak Tafreshi.

Babak Tafreshi captures Christoph Malin imaging the Atacama skies on a cold desert night. This region captures our imaginations and you can almost imagine yourself as a Martian explorer wandering the landscape after we’ve colonized it. 93 more words


Astronomy Picture of the Day - The Medusa Nebula

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 157 more words

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A breathtaking photo of a constellation 4,000 light-years from Earth is the most detailed ever of that region

Roughly 4,000 light-years (about 24 quadrillion miles) away from Earth in a particularly happening region of the universe full of star clusters, nebulae, and a star-forming molecular cloud, there is a constellation known as Ara. 131 more words

The bizarre story of how a stellar explosion produced the fastest star in the galaxy

The story of how US 708 became the fastest-moving star in the galaxy (that we know of) is also a tale of a relationship gone sour. 245 more words

Halifax astronomer makes galactic discovery

HALIFAX – A Halifax astronomer has discovered two stars on the other side of the galaxy that could tell us more about our universe.

The findings were recently published in… 486 more words