Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano offered a fantastic show both fascinating and frightening. It’s last eruption has been captured with an infrared camera by the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI).
Far away from Earth, the ongoing collision of dense galaxy clusters is creating a stunning show of radio waves. In the region, where clusters of hundreds of galaxies are colliding, these variety of objects are visible only to radio telescopes. Scientists created a ‘true colour’ image of the region to reveal what it would look like if humans could see radio waves, rather than just visible light.
The European Southern Observatory has recently released a stunning photograph in the southern constellation of Ara, or “The Altar”. This area has long been known to contain a vast amount of different celestial objects, but until now, no single image has been produced of the region.
How a sunset might look like to a human observer if our Sun was replaced by some of the other stars in our galaxy with different sizes and magnitudes, namely: Barnard’s Star, Gliese 581, Tau Ceti, Kepler-23, Alpha Centauri A, Procyon, Sirius, Pollux, Arcturus and Aldebaran. Enjoy this amazing Photo.
On December 27, 2014, while scanning the southern sky as part of the Dark Energy Survey, researchers snapped a picture of comet Lovejoy. The survey uses the 4-meter Victor M.Blanco Telescope located at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. The image was captured using the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera, the world’s most powerful digital camera.
The latest images of Ceres, captured by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft as it comes ever closer to its rendezvous with the dwarf planet, are the sharpest yet obtained, scientists say. Taken as Dawn moves toward entering orbit around Ceres on March 6, the new and improved images have raised more questions about the dwarf planet and its surface than they have provided answers, say scientists.
From clouds dancing across the Milky Way to a stunning solar eclipse over Kenya, the annual competition showcasing the mysterious depths of our universe has revealed some incredible images. West Midlands-based photographer James Woodend beat over a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the world to win the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014.
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