Stunning 3D Tours of Two Well-Known Nebulae

by Jason Major March 27, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Two videos recently released by the Hubble team take us on a tour of two famous and intriguing cosmic objects: the stellar wind-blown “celestial snow angel” Sharpless 2-106 and the uncannily equine Horsehead Nebula, imaged in infrared wavelengths by the HST. Using […]

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Simply Breathtaking Night Sky Timelapse: “Huelux” by Randy Halverson

by Nancy Atkinson January 29, 2014

Regular readers of Universe Today will be well-acquainted with the photography and timelapse work of Randy Halverson. He’s just released his latest timelapse and in a word, it is breathtaking. Aurora, thunderstorms — sometimes both at once — and, of course, stunning views of the night sky. Remove this ad Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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Video: These Children from Greece (and Poland) Helped Wake Up the Rosetta Spacecraft

by Nancy Atkinson January 29, 2014

The European Space Agency asked for help in waking up the Rosetta spacecraft from 31 months of deep-space hibernation, and sponsored a fun video contest. The votes are in and the winning video comes from the 1,002 children of the Ellinogermaniki Agogi Primary School in Greece. Not only is the video heartwarming, but original music […]

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Fly Across Mercury with MESSENGER!

by Jason Major November 8, 2013

Take a ride on the Mercury express and see what MESSENGER sees in these two new videos! Each made from over 280 Narrow-Angle Camera (NAC) images taken at intervals of four seconds, the videos give us a first-class seat on a flight over some of the rugged, sun-scorched surfaces on Mercury’s southern hemisphere. Check out […]

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What Is The Hottest Place on Earth?

by Fraser Cain October 31, 2013

We’ve talked about Venus, the hottest planet in the Solar System, but we know things can get pretty hot here on Earth, too. You may be wondering, where on the surface of the Earth has the highest natural temperature been recorded? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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