Astronomy

September 18, 2019

Out of this World Winners of the 2019 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest

Hungarian photographer László Francsics was named Astronomy Photographer of the Year for his innovative look at a lunar eclipse. By artistically stacking photos, Francsics displays 35 phases of the total eclipse, which moves from red to black to white. Given that 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the image is an apt winner of the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.

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July 23, 2019

NASA Is Going to Visit a Gold and Precious Metal Asteroid Worth $700 Quintillion

We may be on the brink of a new gold rush, but not here on Earth. An asteroid made entirely of metal is the subject of a future NASA mission that may allow us to understand more about the Earth’s core and how planets formed. 16 Psyche is a massive asteroid that is particularly interesting due to its metallic composition, which has caused some people to speculate about its potential value.

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July 17, 2019

NASA Releases Incredible Photo of ISS Passing Across the Sun

A photo of the sun with a glimpse of the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth was recently featured by NASA and it would be stunning enough on its own; however, the image is made all the more special because it features the Sun at a time when there are no sunspots. Thanks to Rainee Colacurcio, who captured the photo, the world is able to enjoy this unique moment.

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