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Astrophoto: I Need Warp Speed in 3 Minutes or We’re All Dead

by Nancy Atkinson September 2, 2014

Whoa! Having just returned from the science and science fiction mashup that is Dragon Con, my mind is still combining the two. Then I saw this image from Mike Taylor, which is one of the most unique Milky Way images I’ve ever seen. Perfect! Mike said he combined two images, one for the foreground and […]

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Astrophoto: Clouds Above, Clouds Below

by Nancy Atkinson August 27, 2014

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. “If you have dark skies look to the south to see this grand spectacle,” […]

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Astrophoto: Milky Way Rising Above Spectacular Lightning Display

by Nancy Atkinson July 18, 2014

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 to this location to film a time-lapse of the rising Milky Way above a […]

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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? 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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