Supermoon Ring in the New Year

Light From 12 BILLION Year Old Explosion Reaches Earth

A gamma ray burst that occurred 12.1 billion years ago has been detected, marking one of the earliest known examples of these ultra-powerful explosions. It's also one of the brightest ever seen. Gamma-Ray bursts are rare but exceptionally powerful explosions, thought to occur as neutron stars form or merge. "As NASA points out, gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful explosions in the unive

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5 Sky Events This Week: Jupiter Sinks, Mercury Rises, and Venus Snuggles With Luna

Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter will each appear as naked-eye objects in our skies this week. Composite image courtesy NASA As three stellar jewels take their final bows in the evening sky, Mercury and Venus put on a splendid show for sky-gazers. Cosmic Trio. On Monday, May 19, face the southwestern horizon just after nightfall, and gaze at three of the brightest stars of spring slowly fading aw

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A Rocky Relationship: Is the Moon Leaving the Earth?

The Earth-Moon system via NASA. It’s comforting to look up at the night sky. The bright stars seem like old familiar friends…the pockmarked Moon is like a steady and unchanging ally. From our perspective on Earth, the universe seems stable and eternal Of course, this isn’t how things really are. In reality, our night sky is in a constant state of flux. Most of you have probably he

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Beautiful Earth ~ Hard Trance (hd) Video & Music

Beautiful Earth, Our Home In this video: Iguazu Falls, Grand Prismatic Spring Music: Up & Forward - Aquamarine (Vol Deeman Remix) Special Dedication: For you Alchera :-) Footage: HOME Project Sherpas Cinema; All I Can TSO Photography (Terje Sorgjerd) European Space Agency Wild Sweden - Look In My Eyes Beautiful World, Germany BBC Planet Earth Winged Migration Moon, Ephermer

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Exoplanet Rotation Detected for the First Time

The planet β Pictoris b, at bottom left in this artist's impression spins faster than any planet in the Solar System. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/F. Reddy Astronomers have for the first time managed to detect the rotation of an extrasolar planet, by analysing the way its atmosphere filters light. This technique could also provide clues about planet formation. Ignas Snellen and

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Solar Eclipse Photos by Australian Stargazers (April 29, 2014)

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Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse: Live Webcast

On Tuesday, April 29 at 0517 GMT, the moon will begin to eclipse the sun in the first of two total solar eclipses set to happen this year. When the moon is directly between the sun and the Earth, only the edges of the sun will be visible, resembling a “ring of fire.”

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New Moon, Supermoon Ring in the New Year

The first night of 2014 also brings with it the first lunar phenomenon of the year: a new moon that’s also a supermoon. It’s one of two supermoons in January (the other is January 30) and one of five for the whole year. What is a supermoon? When the moon orbits slightly closer to Earth than on average, NASA states. Typically, it’s most visible when the moon is full, but that’s not the

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