The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of the Andromeda Galaxy

January 11th, 2015|

The new mosaic image represents the sharpest and largest mosaic image of the Milky Way’s galactic neighbor ever taken, Hubble officials said.

The panoramic image shows striking details of the bright galaxy, which is located about 2.5 million light-years from Earth. While that may seem far away, Hubble usually trains its view on more distant targets. […]

NASA made travel posters for real exoplanets, and they’re superb

January 9th, 2015|

NASA’s Kepler telescope is still discovering new, distant exoplanets in our corner of the Milky Way, but oftentimes they’re hard to visualise and easily forgotten about by some of us normal folk. Now, to get everyone dreaming about these potentially habitable worlds, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has drawn up a trio of beautiful posters by […]

With everyone’s attention always focused on NASA’s Curiosity Rover, let’s not forget China’s groundbreaking Yutu Rover that’s on the Moon right now gathering useful data.

January 5th, 2015|

China is also planning on launching a second rover to join Yutu and take more high-definition pictures of the Moon in 2015.

Space shuttle being carried by a 747 and escorted by two F-18’s.

December 30th, 2014|

Aerospace engineer here. The reason it can fly in this configuration is because of magic.

Massive hurricane on Saturn

December 30th, 2014|

The hurricane is about 20000 miles across, which is about 2.3 times the diameter of the earth. The eye that is in the picture is ~1750 miles across, which is about half the width of USA at the widest.

International Space Station is decorated with stockings for each crew member and a tree.

December 29th, 2014|

How does Santa bring presents to the ISS, does he cooperate with NASA, ESA etc?

International space station in front of the moon

December 27th, 2014|

Isn’t it amazing that we are just little specs on a tiny rock in an infinite universe?

Project Orion Nuclear Propulsion – 1950s Tests – Unclassified Video

December 16th, 2014|

Raw footage of early “nuclear pulse propulsion” tests aimed at inexpensive interplanetary travel. Essentially nuclear bombs driving spacecraft via Newton’s laws. 1963’s Test Ban Treaty damped further experimentation.

Beyond his incredible achievements in mathematics and physics, Dyson has always been a space enthusiast. He and a handful of other physicists were recruited by General Atomic in […]

Apollo 17 lifted off from the moon 42 years ago today.

December 15th, 2014|

Human beings haven’t travelled beyond low Earth orbit ever since.

Apollo 17 was the eleventh manned space mission in the NASA Apollo programme. It was the first night launch of a U.S. human spaceflight and the sixth and final lunar landing mission. The mission was launched at 12:33 a.m. EST on 7 December 1972, and concluded […]