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Really Amazing Video of Lightning Seen from Space

February 1, 2015 |

Do you ever asked yourself just how ‘Lightning Seen from Space’? Dramatic photos from NASA show lightning in the eye of Cyclone Bansi on January 12. The rare images were taken by Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti aboard the International Space Station (ISS), who managed to capture the lighting at the exact second it hit the eye of the cyclone. Read More

How much Space Debris is Really in Orbit around Earth?

January 28, 2015 |

More than 500,000 pieces of debris, or “space junk,” are tracked as they orbit the Earth. They all travel at speeds up to 17,500 mph, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris to damage a satellite or a spacecraft. Read More

What would Earth Look Like with a Different Sun?

January 25, 2015 |

It’s hard to imagine what life would look like if we were rotating around some star other than the sun. So the Russian Federal Space Agency imagined for us. And it looks awesome. The video above puts different stars at the center of our solar system, envisioning Earth in a very different light. Five different lights, actually. Read More

NASA’s Spacecrafts Nears Dwarf Planets Pluto and Ceres ~ Video

January 20, 2015 |

In March, NASA’ Dawn spacecraft will arrive ceres to begin the first close-up examination of a dwarf planet. Ceres is 600 miles wide the largest of the asteroids between Mars and Jupiter. “We’re going to reveal the fascinating details of a giant world of rock and ice,” said Marc Rayman, the chief engineer for NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. “Ceres has 38 percent of the area of the continental United States. It’s actually the largest body between the sun and Pluto that a spacecraft has not yet visited.” Read More

Black Hole Comparison will Blow Your Mind

January 15, 2015 |

When you crush the Sun to the size of a small town and crush the Earth to the size of a peanut … you will know how big the black holes can be. This crazy black hole comparison will definitely blow your mind, hopely I was able to convey my fascination. Enjoy Read More

You must Watch This Brilliant Video: Space Suite

January 13, 2015 | 2

I saw this sweet little video by visual effects artist Lucas Green: “Space Suite”. He took NASA images from Cassini, Hubble, and more, applied a few simple 3-D tricks to them, and created something pretty dang amazing.

It’s all really … Read More

What If the Moon were Replaced with Some of Our Planets?

January 8, 2015 |

What would happen if the moon were replaced by various planets in the sky? One YouTube user has taken a look at this hypothetical scenario – and the results are rather impressive. Read More

Stunning Timelapse Shows 6 Months of Earth’ Views from Space

December 23, 2014 |

During his six-month “Blue Dot” mission on the International Space Station, German astronaut Alexander Gerst would often leave his camera running while he worked and did experiments. Read More

A Look at the Milky Way Future

October 10, 2014 |

We’ve got about 4 billion years before the Milky Way galaxy is no more. We’re on a collision course with our nearest neighbor, Andromeda, and now—thanks to researchers with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research—we have an updated idea what that galatic crash might look like. Read More

Earth In 200 Million Years

September 27, 2014 |

Find out about a new supercontinent in the making, called Pangaea Ultima. Previously, there was Ur, then Kenorland, Protopangaea, Nuna, Rodinia, Pannotia, and Pangaea. Read More

The Big Bang Theory (Video)

September 18, 2014 | 2

The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it talks about the universe as we know it starting with a small singularity, then inflating over the next 13.8 billion years to the cosmos that we know today. Read More

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