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Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block shares stunning images of a few rarely-imaged pieces of our universe.
Astrophotographer Adam Block brings us images showcasing beauty in details requiring extended exposures to capture.
Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block presents the first-ever high-resolution color images of the
Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block shares some images of nebulae and a galaxy with some special qualities to each of them.
Astrophotographer Adam Block brings us images showcasing the evolutionary cycles in our universe.
Astrophotographer Adam Block showcases some stunning images of lesser-known galaxies and nebulae.
A few recent newspaper articles provide some updates on the status of Japan's Venus mission, Akatsuki, and the service module of China's Chang'e 5 test vehicle, Xiaofei. In brief: Akatsuki still plans to attempt to enter orbit in December of this year, while Chang'e 5 T1 is headed to lunar orbit. Meanwhile, the Chang'e 3 mission has released an interesting image of M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy.
Astrophotographer Adam Block shares four stunning images capturing the expansiveness of the universe.
Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block shares his haunting images of three different types of nebulae.
A set of photos released by Mars Orbiter Mission last week completes the set of Mars spacecraft observations of the comet. Now we wait for science results!
The Planetary Society is launching a new collaboration with Yale exoplanet hunter Debra Fischer and her team, the Exoplanets Laser project. We will support the purchase of an advanced, ultra stable laser to be used in a complex system they are designing to push radial velocity exoplanet hunting to a whole whole new level.
Amir Alexander reviews Alan Hirshfeld's newest book,
Astrophotographer Adam Block shares two recent images of star clusters, along with a pair of depth perception-defying galaxies.
A team of Colombian researchers are arguing for a new refinement to the idea of the habitable zone that takes the presence of life itself into account.
Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block showcases some of his stunning images of what happens when galaxies get a little too close to each other.
Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block shares some of his recent work.
The Twittersphere has been alive with speculation about a Gamma Ray Burst in the nearby galaxy M31. The problem is, there was never a claim of such an event, and it turns out that the tentative result that triggered this story was overstated.
Everyone loves a good mystery. In astronomy, there is nothing more exciting than an unexplained signal.
Earth and its solar system compatriots all have nearly circular orbits, but many exoplanets orbit their stars on wildly eccentric paths. Is our home system strange? Or is our sense of the data skewed?
How did planets originate? This is a question that has puzzled scientists for centuries, but one which they have been able to tackle directly only in the last few decades, thanks to two major developments: breakthroughs in telescope technology and ever-increasing computing power.