Hubble celebrates 25 years of unveiling the universe

April 24th, 2015|

In honor of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary on Friday, NASA representatives on Thursday unveiled an official celebratory image.

The image captures a section of Gum 29, a region of vigorous star birth around 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Carina. The glittering cluster you see is called Westerlund 2, and it’s made […]

How to create Easter space eggs

April 6th, 2015|

Over at Dream a Little Bigger, Allison Murray created a fun tutorial that teaches you how to make easter eggs covered in tiny galaxies and other comsic phenomena using acrylic paints, sponges, and a little ingenuity. Learn more here.

Spectacular images of Typhoon Maysak captured by the ISS

April 2nd, 2015|

Impressive images have been captured by the International Space Station of the super typhoon Maysak.

The astronauts aboard the ISS caught the enormous eye of the storm while crossing over the Pacific Ocean.

 

 

Custom Glass Planets Containing the Cremated Remains of Loved Ones

March 31st, 2015|

Merry Coor produces ethereal designs from cremated remains within custom glass beads. Coor crafts each bead by hand, first melting glass into a round bead, then spiraling the design out of ashes on top, and finally sealing the design with an outer layer of clear glass.

For each bead she not only requests a 1/2 teaspoon of […]

Van Gogh’s Starry Night Made From Pics Of Real Galaxies

March 12th, 2015|

This is a collaboration piece between Vincent Van Gogh and astrophysicist Alex Parker. Van Gogh painted Starry Night, then Alex recreated the piece using pictures of real galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

The astronomer, whose speciality is exploring the asteroids and proto-planets of our solar system, downloaded Hubble’s Top 100 Images to create this […]

Meet Zeus, the blind owl with stars in his eyes

March 2nd, 2015|

Meet Zeus, a blind Western Screech Owl with some pretty incredible eyes! Zeus was found injured in Southern California after it flew into the wall of a house and hit its head.

After a quick vet visit and a clean bill of health, the owl has found a permanent home at the Wildlife Learning Center in […]

Sarychev volcano eruption from the International Space Station

February 1st, 2015|

The spectacular, eye popping beauty of an erupting volcano is not to be missed if it is captured from space. The ISS happened to be passing over the Sarychev volcano just as it was beginning to erupt. In the image, the plume appears to be brown ash capped with a head of white steam, a […]

Super-Kamiokande, a neutrino detector in Japan, holds 50,000 tons of ultrapure water surrounded by light tubes

February 1st, 2015|

Super-Kamiokande is a 50,000 ton ring-imaging water Cerenkov detector located at a depth of 2700 meters water equivalent in the Kamioka Mozumi mine in Japan. It is used mostly for the search for proton decay (nucleon decay in general), observation of neutrinos (solar, atmospheric, from super-nova, …) and cosmic rays (mostly muons: downward going muons […]

Space shuttle Atlantis launch captured from the International Space Station.

January 17th, 2015|

Capture of Space Shuttle Atlantis launch (NASA Mission STS-115) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 9 September 2006.

International Space Station construction time lapse

January 14th, 2015|

As the most expensive thing ever constructed by humans, this .gif makes it seem surprisingly simple.

The International Space Station is not only an orbiting laboratory, but also a space port for a variety of international spacecraft. As of November 2014, there have been:

100 Russian launches
37 Space Shuttle launches
1 test flight and 3 operational flights by […]