NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter took pictures of the full rotation of the Moon 😮
The collision of the Earth with another planet would have created the Moon – News of March 24, 2019 The story of the creation of the Moon is still the subject of intense debate. The scenario of a giant impact is only one hypothesis among others. This hypothesis was formulated in the mid-2000s. We imagine… Read more
Man Takes Stunning Hi-Res Photographs of the Sun in His Backyard
A greeting card-maker by day, Alan Friedman pursues his true passion once the night falls - he sets up his special gear and starts making some fascinating pictures of the Sun right from his backyard. Buffalo-based astronomy lover uses a small (3 ½” aperture) telescope with a Hydrogen Alpha filter and an industrial webcam to capture the surface of the Sun, which looks surprisingly calm and fluffy in the final version.
FABRIZIO, Italy. But call me FAB. Welcome to my Journey, welcome onboard (+130.000 friends) "eppure, come ogni grande viaggiatore, mi pare di non essermi mai mosso da casa"
Anemic Spiral NGC 4921 from Hubble Image Credit: Data - Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing - Roberto Colombari How far away is spiral galaxy NGC 4921? Although presently estimated to be about 310 million light years distant, a more precise determination could be coupled with its known recession speed to help humanity better calibrate the expansion rate of the entire visible universe. Toward this goal, several images were taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Views Chaotic Clouds of Jupiter
NASA’s Juno spacecraft took this color-enhanced image on May 23, 2018 as the spacecraft performed its 13th close flyby of Jupiter.
Smartphone Astrophotography: How I photograph the Moon & planets with my phone
I'm often asked how I am able to take high-quality images of the solar system using my iPhone. In short, the quality of today’s smartphone cameras makes it possible to take very respectable images of the Moon and planets through a telescope with your phone - but it takes some work. While the end results…
Watch the Moon transit the Earth
This animation features actual satellite images of the far side of the Moon, illuminated by the Sun, as it crosses between the DSCOVR spacecraft's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) and telescope, and the Earth — one million miles away. Image credits: NASA/NOAA.