Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy‘s love of outer space was sparked over 20 years ago while exploring the solar system through his father’s telescope. A few years ago, after finding a free telescope on Craigslist, his interest was renewed and he set down the difficult path of learning the technical aspects of astrophotography. Over time, his tenacity paid off, as exemplified by an incredible photograph of the solar system shot almost entirely in his backyard.
In a historic first, China’s Chang’e 4 lunar lander played host to some special guests.
Throughout its time studying Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back some incredible images.
First discovered in 2007, the pulsating flashes of radio waves known as fast radio bursts (FRBs) last just a few milliseconds and have unknown origins. The mysterious FRBs certainly originate far from the Milky Way, but researchers still have no idea what causes them. Only around 60 of these extragalactic bursts have been detected and only one actually repeated—until now. Canadian researchers recently published two articles in Nature that include the discovery of a second repeating FRB.
Imagine a camera that has the ability to capture sharp images of the night sky.
If you love stargazing, you have an even better reason to look forward to 2019.
In a continuing quest to learn more about Mars, the European Space Agency (ESA) has recently released a pair of photos that provide us with more insight into the Red Planet. The two images showcase the massive Korolev crater that measures 51 miles (83 kilometers) across and has a 1.1 mile (1.8 kilometers) thick mound of water ice that stays frozen all year round.
After launching in August 2018, the Parker Solar Probe has transmitted its first scientific observations back to NASA—and the results...
The human brain is often described as the most complex organ in the human body.
The past few years have been rich with lunar and solar events. From the 2017 solar eclipse to the 2018 supermoon trilogy, astronomy lovers have been privileged to witness a number of rare occurrences. Now, another spectacular lunar moment is on the horizon, with a super blood moon set to appear on January 21, 2019.
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For the fourth year, the Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition pays homage to the men and women who use photography to...