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Some of the spectacular images from NASA’s Juno probe mission to Jupiter

Back in 2011, NASA launched an ambitious probe mission to study Jupiter; that extraordinarily massive ball of swirling gases orbiting the sun as the next stop after Mars.It’s so massive, in fact, … Continue Reading Some of the spectacular images from NASA’s Juno probe mission to Jupiter

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What are the True Colors of the Martian Landscape?

On October 2nd, NASA/JPL released this ‘postcard‘ from the Curiosity rover showing the higher regions of Mount Sharp as viewed from the rover’s work-site in the Gale Crater. The scene seems jarringly familiar … Continue Reading What are the True Colors of the Martian Landscape?

Space Phenomena: Pulsars

Pulsars are one of my favorite astronomical phenomena.  They are an amazing consequence of some fascinating physics and one possible end-result of the largest known explosions in the universe.  So…what is … Continue Reading Space Phenomena: Pulsars

NASA Reveals Superb Travel Posters for Exoplanets

NASA has taken a delightfully unusual approach to bringing awareness to some of the potentially habitable exoplanets out there among the stars.Under the moniker Exoplanet Travel Bureau, the renowned space … Continue Reading NASA Reveals Superb Travel Posters for Exoplanets

Hubble Space Telescope Team Revisits the ‘Pillars of Creation’ + Images Andromeda at 100 Megapixels

Natural History is a broad field of study that includes not just the study of the physical and biological aspects of Earth, but also of Space. So, in recognition of … Continue Reading Hubble Space Telescope Team Revisits the ‘Pillars of Creation’ + Images Andromeda at 100 Megapixels

Just Add Space Dust: How Solar Winds and Interplanetary Dust Combine to Form Water

Water can be considered special for any number of reasons.  Water provides a foundation (in more ways than one) for all life on this planet.  Water has a solid state … Continue Reading Just Add Space Dust: How Solar Winds and Interplanetary Dust Combine to Form Water

National Geographic’s Incredible “50 Years of (Space) Exploration” Infographic

I’m a sucker for great infographics and National Geographic really takes the cake with this one.  Published back in 2008, Sean McNaughton and Samuel Velasco published this fantastic infographic detailing … Continue Reading National Geographic’s Incredible “50 Years of (Space) Exploration” Infographic

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