Nancy Atkinson

About Nancy Atkinson

Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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Astrophoto: Clouds Above, Clouds Below

by Nancy Atkinson August 27, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter What a gorgeous view of the dusty cloud of the Milky Way arch hovering over clouds low on the horizon here on Earth! Fellow NASA Solar System Ambassador Greg Redfern took this image of our galactic center in the constellation Sagittarius. […]

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Timelapse: Watch Noctilucent Clouds Cover the Entire Sky

by Nancy Atkinson August 25, 2014

This year, the noctilucent cloud season has been especially eventful, and this new timelapse from Swedish astrophotographer Göran Strand shows these “night-shining” clouds covering the entire sky over the course of 2 hours. “On the 27th of July 2014 I saw some of the most beautiful Noctilucent Clouds I’ve ever seen,” Göran said via email. […]

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Beam a Message to Mars and Support Space Research and Exploration

by Nancy Atkinson August 19, 2014

A new project from Uwingu to help address funding shortages for researchers, scientists, educators and students allows people from Earth to give a global “shout?out” to planet Mars. The project is called “Beam Me to Mars,” and it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the launch of f NASA’s Mariner 4 mission, the first successful mission […]

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Timelapse: Indonesian Volcanoes at Day and Night by Thierry Legault

by Nancy Atkinson August 18, 2014

Here’s a beautiful new timelapse from the extremely talented astrophotographer Thierry Legault. He recently traveled to Java Island in Indonesia to the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park and shot imagery and footage of two active volcanoes, both during the day and at night. The views are absolutely stunning. “At night, the activity of the sky, nature (volcanoes, […]

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Astrophotos: Spectacular Venus-Jupiter Conjunction Graces the Dawn

by Nancy Atkinson August 18, 2014

The closest planetary conjunction of the year graced the skies this morning, and astrophotographers were out in force to marvel at the beauty. The duo were just 11.9’ apart, less than half the diameter of a Full Moon. Also joining the view was M44, the Beehive Cluster. We start with this gorgeous shot from Queensland, […]

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