Astronomy

May 15, 2019

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Unveils New Space Lander to Bring Supplies to the Moon

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced his plans to go to the moon in a news conference for his space company Blue Origin. Until now Bezos had been relatively quiet about what Blue Origin was developing, but that has all changed with the unveiling of the Blue Moon Lander. Designed to carry payloads to the lunar surface, the lander was the star of the show as Bezos explained his company’s plans.

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March 28, 2019

Interview: Backyard Astrophotographer Shares His Passion for Photographing the Moon

Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy has been dazzling us with his high-quality images of the moon and planets taken from his backyard. His meticulous attention to detail and unending patience mean that he’s able to construct extremely high-resolution photographs that allow viewers to zoom in and see every nook and cranny of each celestial body’s surface. His latest lunar photograph was shot over the course of 6 hours and took 1 TB of data.

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March 7, 2019

Spectacular Photo of the Northern Lights Looks Like a Dragon in the Sky

We’ve all seen countless photos of the Aurora Borealis; so dazzling are the spectacular lights that photographers flock to photograph them. But you’ve never seen anything quite like this image from photographers Jingyi Zhang and Wang Zheng. Take in Iceland, the array of green lights actually take on the shape of a giant dragon. Zhang, a Perth-based student studying jewelry design, clearly has a passion for astrophotography.

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February 21, 2019

Astrophotographer Shoots 50,000 Photos to Create One Stunning Image of the Moon

Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy proves that you don’t need a ton of fancy equipment to capture breathtaking images of our solar system. You just need ingenuity and meticulous attention to detail. One of his recent pieces highlights the crisp glowing features of the moon. Although presented as a single image, there was more to making this piece than meets the eye.

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