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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.