Magnifying the Universe (Interactive Infographic)

Magnifying the Universe (Interactive Infographic)

Below is an interactive infographic developed by Number Sleuth. It let’s you see the size of the universe and the things in it. It accurately illustrates the scale of over 100 items within the observable universe ranging from galaxies to insects, nebulae and...
SpaceX Dragon Launches Dragon to Space Station [VIDEO]

SpaceX Dragon Launches Dragon to Space Station [VIDEO]

SpaceX, a private space transportation company based in Hawthorne, California, has just become the first commercial company in history to successfully launch a spacecraft towards the International Space Station. SpaceX has successfully launched its spacecraft Dragon...
25 Amazing Photographs of Outer Space

25 Amazing Photographs of Outer Space

Human beings have always looked to the night sky and marveled at the wonders on show in our universe. The science of astronomy has developed in parallel with the evolution of optical technology and photography. One of the limitations of ground-based astronomy is that...
Is The Universe Infinite?

Is The Universe Infinite?

In modern times, giant telescopes allowed astronomers to gaze deep into the universe and look back to near the time of its birth. But their gaze is limited to the visible universe only. Is there a way to tell whether the size of the universe is finite or infinite even...
First 360 View of the SUN on Super Bowl SUNday

First 360 View of the SUN on Super Bowl SUNday

Yesterday NASA marked a historic milestone after releasing  images of the Sun’s front and back.  These views are the result of observations by NASA’s two Solar TErrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft. The duo are on diametrically opposite...
The Origin of the Universe

The Origin of the Universe

The Big Bang describes the origin of the entire Universe.  But it is often misunderstood as an explosion in space, as though space existed, as though time existed, and had simply been an explosion of matter and energy into space.  But something deeper that is going on...
The History of the Universe in 10 Minutes

The History of the Universe in 10 Minutes

Here’s an educational video about the history of the Universe.  With striking and illustrative images synthesized in just under ten minutes, this video shows us what has happened through billions of years, from the Big Bang and the formation of our planet Earth...
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