RSSArchive for January, 2014

Weekly space gallery for January 28, 2014

Weekly space gallery for January 28, 2014

We bring you the latest amazing astronomy and space exploration images from around the cosmos.

Orion Nebula

Weekly space gallery for January 18, 2014

We bring you the latest amazing astronomy and space exploration images from around the cosmos.

Drop test of the Orion spacecraft

VIDEO: NASA tests parachutes for Orion spacecraft

The Orion spacecraft will need huge parachutes to bring it safely back to the ground. These videos show how it will all work.

Image showing X-ray emission from black holes

GALLERY: Black holes galore

Every blob and dot of light you can see in this picture shows where a black hole is lurking. NASA’s NuSTAR space observatory has revealed hundreds of them scattered throughout the cosmos.

Screen shot of the Time Traveller twitter screen

Testing the time travellers

A question that began over a poker game, turned into a call for time travellers from the future to make themselves known.

SOHO coronograph image of a CME

GALLERY: Solar blast

The Sun has unleashed a huge eruption of plasma, or coronal mass ejection, spotted by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft.

False-colour image of star HD 4230

Lone star has two planets

A new giant planet, perhaps twice the mass of Jupiter, has been located in a star system about 250 light-years from Earth.

Sunset image of dishes of the Australia Telescope Compact Array

Australian astronomer wins prestigious award

The former director of two of the world’s largest telescopes, Professor Ron Ekers, has been awarded a gold medal for his contributions to radio astronomy.

Montage of space calendars

2014 astronomy and space calendars

It’s not too late to grab one of these beautiful 2014 astronomy and space exploration calendars.

This image shows the remnant of Supernova 1987A

A stellar dust factory

A giant supernova seen in 1987 is producing the kind of dust that fills many galaxies.