Tagged: astronomy

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

The Stonehenge monument in England is known for its alignment with the summer solstice sunrise, and a is popular destination for revelers welcoming the longest day of the year. The inner “horseshoe” of the...

Climb Aboard a Boeing 747 That NASA Turned Into the World’s Biggest Flying Telescope | WIRED

Climb Aboard a Boeing 747 That NASA Turned Into the World’s Biggest Flying Telescope | WIRED

To get the best space observations possible, NASA scientists fly around the world in a highly modified 747 carrying a giant telescope.

Green Comet 45P Captured by Slooh Telescopes | Video

On Feb. 10, 2017, Slooh.com captured imagery of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakov. It will make a close approach on Feb. 11, passing just 7.4 million miles (12 million km) from Earth. Read more on http://www.space.com/35674-green-comet-45p-captured-by-slooh-telescopes-video.html

How Old is the Universe?

How Old is the Universe?

The universe cannot be younger than the objects contained inside of it. By determining the ages of the oldest stars, scientists are able to put a limit on the age. The life cycle of a...

The most mysterious star in the universe

Something massive, with roughly 1,000 times the area of Earth, is blocking the light coming from a distant star known as KIC 8462852, and nobody is quite sure what it is. As astronomer Tabetha...

Jupiter As You’ve Never Seen It |4K |

Scientists using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have produced new maps of Jupiter that show the continuing changes in its famous Great Red Spot. The images also reveal a rare wave structure in the...