The parade of the planets seen from around the world

The parade of the planets is currently taking place in our solar system with five planets lining up for a cosmic dance that will dazzle skywatchers all over the world. Here a compilation of pictures...

The Earth’s Magnetic Field Protecting Us From Space Radiation Gets Weaker – And We Don’t Understand Why!

The Earth's magnetic field - our protection from space radiation - is weakening at an alarming rate! But what is more concerning is that we don't understand why! Are Earth's poles about to flip?  Earth's magnetic...

Powerful and Somewhat Terrifying Solar Eruption – September 30 2013

This video shows you the intensity and power of the amazing solar eruption that occurred on September 30 2013. This video is truely scary! This amazing video shows you the event at different wavelengths.  To...

Supermoon eclipse: On September 27, 2015, the Harvest Moon will turn blood red… And turquoise

This weekend, there is a supermoon eclipse. The Harvest Moon, the full moon of september, will be eclipsed by Earth coloring the moon blood red. This weekend's full Moon, The Harvest Moon,  is a supermoon, meaning...

Intense yellow auroras light up the sky of Murmansk

Auroras result from emissions of photons in the Earth's upper atmosphere which differ with altitude. At high altitudes oxygen red dominates, then oxygen green and nitrogen blue/red, then finally nitrogen blue/red when collisions prevent...

Beautiful pictures of Comet Catalina and Comet Panstarrs currently cruising our sky

Comets have been shown to be unpredictable. Sometimes comets even disintegrate. But these comets are well worth following! Comet PANSTARRS (C/2014 S2) and Comet Catalina (C/2013 US10) are currently cruising our sky enabling astronomers to...

Just Rockets Create Such Strange Cloud In the Sky of Siberia

You probably wonder what these strange glowing clouds spotted above Siberia on December 15, 2014 are! This is rocket art! The mysterious cloud formation appeared just minutes after a Proton-M was launched from the Baikonur...

This man will prove the Earth is flat in his homemade rocket on November 25

Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, Mike Hughes, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high above the Mojave Desert in Southern California on...

That’s the X-Ray map of the sky

Onboard the International Space Station (ISS), there is a fantastic experiment that is trying to understand what goes on inside neutron stars. The Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer, or NICER, collects the X-ray light...

Amazing Space Phenomenon: Full Glory Rainbow Caught on Venus

A beautiful ‘rainbow’ like feature, known as a ‘glory’, has been captured by the European Space Agency in the atmosphere of Venus. It's the first time that a full glory has been seen outside of...

Jan 31: Super Blue Moon Eclipse: It’s not just a lunar eclipse, or a Blue Moon, or a supermoon. It’s all three!

The rare happening is the result of two concurrent lunar phenomena: It's the second full moon of the month (blue moon), and the moon will pass into the shadow of the Earth cast by...

Amazing Space Discovery: A Strange Lonely Planet Found without a Star

This is an amazing discovery! Astronomers find a free-floating exoplanet that is not orbiting a star! PSO J318.5-22 has all the characteristics of young planets found around other stars, but it is drifting out there all...

Two weeks in the life of an active sunspot is pretty awesome

Spending two weeks with a sunspot is just awesome. This amazing journey with AR26665, a sunspot composed of intense and complex magnetic fields, was filmed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory between July 5th and July...

Next huge solar eruption? Giant 700,000 km filament stretches over the sun

Look at this giant filament over the sun! It is stretching an amazing 700,000 km across the solar disk. And if you want it in 3D, just cross your eyes: This picture was taken by Paco...

Space Mystery: Is the Chicxulub Asteroid Responsible for Life On Mars and the Moons of Jupiter?

How did life spread in the early solar system? A new US study proposes that the Chicxulub Asteroid, the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, may have catapulted life to Mars and the moons of...

Snow Moon halos surprise residents around the world

Monday night's full Moon was the "Snow Moon" named after the heavy snows of February. There weren't any extreme snow storms in the sky of Stockholm, Sweden and around the world but just some awesome halos...

Supernova shockwave video captured for the first time by scientists

The shockwave generated by the explosion of an ageing giant star has been observed by an international team of astronomers for the first time. A supernova occurs when a star collapses in on itself. Astronomers...

Mysterious Titan’s bathtub rings around methane lakes made of hydrocarbon alien crystals

Something dark is spreading across the surface of Titan... And we may finally have some idea what it is. Titan taken by the Cassini...

The biggest heart in the Solar System has an incredible origin

Even if you’re feeling a bit lonely here on Earth today, there is one heart that belongs to you, way, way out there in the cosmic void. Sure, it’s three billion miles away on an...

Mars clouds are made of meteor dust

All year round, wispy blue clouds of ice form in the Martian atmosphere, hovering between 18 and 37 miles (30 and 60 kilometers) above the planet's surface. Decades after rovers...

CME hits Earth magnetic field producing G3 – strong geomagnetic storms and bright auroras

A CME hit Earth's magnetic field on May 27th with a day of delay. At first, the seemingly weak impact barely disturbed our planet's magnetic environment. Then the storms began and managed to spark G3...

Cassini beams back the closest EVER images of Saturn – And nobody knows what the are

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft continues making history. NASA notes that the first few images sent back to Earth from Cassini are unprocessed, and it is unclear what they show. As Cassini is plunging into Saturn, the spacecraft...

First twin mysterious extragalactic signals detected by the Parkes radio telescope in Australia

Astronomers at the Parkes radio telescope in Australia detected the first twin mysterious extragalactic signals, accompanied by 4 usual but unexplained fast radio bursts. These new mysterious blasts of radio waves from other galaxies deepen the mystery...

The Moon eats Venus during April 6 2016 occultation

On the morning of April 6, 2016, the Moon swallowed up Venus during an event called occultation by specialists. It was cloudy in Switzerland but astronomers at Teide Observatory, located on the island of Tenerife,...

Northern lights invade the USA as unexpected phenomenon sparks G2-class storm

Space weather forecasters predicted a minor geomagnetic storm on Nov. 7th. But owing to a rare phenomenon, it turned out to be much stronger. As night fell across North America, auroras invaded Canada and a...

Extremely weird incoming radar signal captured over Washington DC

A mysterious incoming radar signal was detected in our atmosphere on December 2, 2017 with the help of a service to detect the entrance of fireballs into the Earth's atmosphere - Live Meteors. So for those...

This is not Windows Media Player but a New Amazing Black Hole Simulation From NASA

This animation of supercomputer data takes you to the inner zone of the accretion disk of a stellar-mass black hole. It was put together by the folks at NASA. This supercomputer simulation is helping...

Is the Great Red Spot of Jupiter UNRAVELING?Streamers of gas spool away from the giant STORM

What's going on Jupiter? Amateur astronomers around the world are reporting a strange phenomenon on the verge of Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS). The giant storm appears to be unraveling. Long streamers...

As if there were two suns in the sky of Colorado

Yesterday, December 3, 2017, a Supermoon trilogy has started with 3 supermoons in a row - Dec. 3rd, Jan. 1st and finally Jan. 31st. The latest is a Super 'Blue Moon' tinted in red...

Gigantic ‘alien megastructures’ built by an advanced civilisation could be orbiting nearby stars

Gigantic ‘alien megastructures’ built by an advanced civilisation could be orbiting around dozens of nearby stars. And we could finally answer question of whether we're alone in the universe by pointing telescopes at 'pulsar' stars. Last...

Space Weather: X1-CLASS SOLAR FLARE and EMERALD DYNAMITE AURORA

Space weather news and information for October 19, 2014: X1-CLASS SOLAR FLARE and EMERALD DYNAMITE AURORA. X1-CLASS SOLAR FLARE Sunspot AR2192 has unleashed an extreme X1-class solar flare recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory in this...

Decode The Solar Rainbow Palette: The Sun Seen Under Different Wavelengths

If you look at the Sun (which you shouldn’t, ever), you just see white light (for the second or so before your retinas are permanently scorched). That’s a mixture of all wavelengths of the...

Saturn’s Aurora: New NASA Video Features the Dancing and Colorful Northern Lights of Saturn

Nasa has captured one of the most active aurora ever seen on Saturn. Researchers say the incredible video, based on photographs from Hubble and Cassini, gives the 'best look yet' at the phenomenon on other...

WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! Mindboggling! The volcanic activity of Jupiter’s satellite Io captured by JIRAM aboard Juno

INCREDIBLE, IMPRESSIVE, MINDBLOGGING INFRARED IMAGES OF THE VOLCANIC ACTIVITY OF JUPITER'S SATELLITE IO. The bright spots are volcanoes! The brightest one on the upper right is Zal volcano. The bright spots are volcanoes in this...

Gigantic coronal hole opens up on the sun: Geomagnetic storms during peak of Perseid meteor shower on August 12th

A gigantic coronal hole has opened in the sun's atmosphere just behind sunspot AR2670. And it is turning toward Earth... Weak geomagnetic storms should occur on Earth during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower...

This GoPro video captured at 100,000 feet above Earth’s surface shows the inky-black shadow of the Moon darkening a 70-mile-wide patch of Wyoming and Nebraska during solar eclipse

On Aug. 21st during the Great American Solar Eclipse, the students of Earth to Sky Calculus launched 11 space weather balloons from the path of totality to photograph the Moon's shadow from the stratosphere. Looking...

A gigantic hole has just formed on the sun

A gigantic hole just opened up on the sun. Such coronal holes appear from time to time and are perfectly normal. Even if they look totally scary. This time it is not just a magnetic canyon. No, it's a...

Color image of the mysterious Saturn’s rings by NASA

This beautiful NASA picture of the Saturn rings - actually the outer portion of the C ring and the inner portion of the B ring - is mind-blowing. The general pattern is from "dirty" particles indicated...

Double partial solar eclipse: On September 13 2015, the sun was eclipsed twice

No one on Earth has ever seen anything like it. On September 13 2015, the sun was eclipsed twice. But it was only visible from Earth orbit. The double eclipse began around 06:30 UT when Earth...

Milky Way captured in the world’s largest salt flats of Bolivia, Salar de Uyuni

Photographer Daniel Kordan experienced "space on Earth" while capturing the Milky Way on the world's largest salt flats in Bolivia. Salar de Uyuni, a dried up prehistoric lake in southwest Bolivia is covered by a...