Astronomy

November 7, 2019

These Fiery Photos Capture Every Sparking Detail of the Antares Rocket Launch

For most, the opportunity to see a rocket launch would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But for John Kraus, who grew up on Florida’s “Space Coast,” it was a commonplace occurrence. So it made perfect sense that when he took up photography in 2015, spaceflight would be included in his work. After documenting a few launches, his hobby transformed into a full-time career that has allowed him to share his passion for spaceflight with the public.

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October 1, 2019

NASA Releases Hypnotic GIFs of a Black Hole in Rotation

Off the heels of the first-ever photo of a black hole, NASA has just released incredible new visualizations that are a mesmerizing look at how a black hole’s gravity distorts our view. Across several different perspectives, the visualizations demonstrate how what we consider to be a dark space is actually one of the brightest places in the universe.

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July 23, 2019

Discover Why Neil Armstrong Was Chosen as the First Man to Walk on the Moon

Most Americans are familiar with astronaut Neil Armstrong‘s declaration “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” which took place as he became the first man to step foot on the moon. Fifty years after the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, the successful mission continues to capture the imagination of the public. And while all members of the three-man crew were celebrated as heroes, Armstrong was catapulted to fame.

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