Astronomy

January 21, 2019

Behind the Scenes of This Extraordinary Photo of the Milky Way Over Yosemite

Photographer and digital artist Derek Sturman takes us behind the scenes of his June 2018 adventure to Yosemite, where he spent 9 days on-site in order to put together the image of his dreams. Through trials and tribulations, he was able to succeed, coming home with the images that would help him create Galactic, a mesmerizing photograph of the Milky Way over Yosemite.

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January 11, 2019

Juno Sends Back Photos of Volcanic Activity on Jupiter’s Moon Io

Throughout its time studying Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back some incredible images. And now, to cap off its work in 2018, it’s providing us a glimpse of the incredible volcanic activity on one of Jupiter’s moons. Io, Jupiter’s fourth largest moon, has over 400 active volcanos and is the most geologically active body in the solar system.

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December 28, 2018

Mark Your Calendars for a Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Appearing in January 2019

If you love stargazing, you have an even better reason to look forward to 2019. The new year is going to start off brilliant thanks to a rare phenomenon called a Super Blood Wolf Moon. It will occur on January 20 or January 21, depending on your location in the United States. The totality of the event, or the point at which it’s the most visible, will happen at about 9:12 p.m. PST (January 20) or 12:12 a.m. EST (January 21).

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