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Astrophoto: Milky Way Rising Above Spectacular Lightning Display

by Nancy Atkinson July 18, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Here’s another beautiful astrophoto, courtesy of photographer Justin Ng from Singapore. He’s currently on a photography trip to Malaysia and by chance captured this absolutely stunning view. “Knowing that the sky would clear after sunset, I led a group of photographers […]

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What Is The Great Attractor?

by Brian Koberlein July 14, 2014

There’s a strange place in the sky where everything is attracted. And unfortunately, it’s on the other side of the Milky Way, so we can’t see it. What could be doing all this attracting? Remove this ad Brian Koberlein on Google+

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Watch Live as Astronomers Look for Object ‘G2′ in Observing Run Webcast from the Keck Observatory

by Nancy Atkinson July 3, 2014

Wondering about the latest news on the intriguing object called ‘G2′ that is making its closest approach to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy? You might be able to get the latest update on this object in real time during a rare live-streamed observing run from the W. M. Keck Observatory […]

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Incredible View: Camping Under the Milky Way

by Nancy Atkinson July 2, 2014

During the summer months, many of us hit the trails and do a little camping. But how often do you get a view like this? Wow! Click on the image above to see larger versions on Flickr. Astrophotographer Tanja Sund and a companion pitched their tent in the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, a 200-kilometer-long […]

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Nature & Man in One Astrophoto: Iridium Flare, Milky Way, Clouds and Light Pollution

by Nancy Atkinson June 26, 2014

Ever seen a flash in the night sky and wondered if you were seeing things? Iridium flares are often mistaken for meteors because of their notable bright flashes of light in the night sky but they are actually caused by a specific group of satellites that orbit our planet. The Iridium communication satellites are just […]

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