Astrophoto: “Second Star to the Right and Straight on Until Morning!”

by Nancy Atkinson March 12, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Which way to the center of the galaxy? This very creative — and gorgeous — view of the Milky Way was taken this past weekend (March 9, 2014) by astrophotographer Carlos Orue from Australia. Carlos said the Milky Way was so […]

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Astronaut Captures Incredible Images of Australian Bush Fires

by Nancy Atkinson January 8, 2013

Intense wild fires, or bush fires as they are called in Australia, are burning out of control across southeast Australia with authorities describing the condition as “catastrophic.” The huge fires were easily visible from the International Space Station on Tuesday and onboard, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been watching from above. See more of his […]

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Thierry Legault: Moonbow and Meteor over Australia’s Wallaman Falls

by Nancy Atkinson October 14, 2012

Night vision under a full Moon at Wallaman Falls in Queensland, Australia. Credit and copyright: Thierry Legault. Used by permission. Astrophotographer extraordinaire Thierry Legault traveled to Australia for the Transit of Venus this past June, but he didn’t stop with just taking incredible images of the Transit and then head home to France. He’s just […]

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Fires in the Sky, Fires on the Ground

by Jason Major September 29, 2011

  With all of the activity that’s been occurring on the Sun recently, the aurorae have been exceptionally bright and have created quite a show to viewers – both on Earth as well as above it! Remove this ad Jason Major on Google+

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Researchers Discover 2nd Largest Impact Crater in Australia

by Nicholos Wethington October 28, 2010

Geothermal energy researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have identified what may be the second largest meteorite impact crater in Australia. Dr. Tonguç Uysal of the University of Queensland and Dr. Andrew Glikson of Australian National University identified rock structures that appear to have formed because of the shock of a meteorite impact. […]

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