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The Force of Nature: A Series of Sculptures That Depict Mother Nature Hu...
After witnessing the destruction brought on by hurricanes in Thailand, the Southern U.S. and around the world, Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quin
Theatrically Composed Scenes Highlight Human's Impact on Earth
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The Chart of Cosmic Exploration Elegantly Details 56 Years of Human Adve...
We've long been fans of the data-rich illustrations produced by Pop Chart Lab, and this new print is no exception. The Chart of Cosmic Explo
Galaxy quakes could improve hunt for dark matter | Astronomy Now
Ripples in gas at the outer disc of our galaxy have puzzled astronomers since they were first revealed by radio observations a decade ago. N
VLA reveals dramatic new evidence about star and planet formation | Astr...
In this artist's conception, a widely-separated pair of young, still-forming stars is in the background, forming by fragmentation of the mat
Cassini completes final close flyby of Saturn’s moon Enceladus | Astrono...
NASA's Cassini spacecraft paused during its final close flyby of Enceladus to focus on the icy moon's craggy, dimly lit limb, with the plane
Asteroid looks even better second time around | Astronomy Now
On the left is a radar image of asteroid 1998 WT24 taken in December 2001 by scientists using NASA's the 230-foot (70-metre) DSS-14 antenna
See a rare full Moon on Christmas Day | Astronomy Now
This graphic represents the view due east at 7pm GMT on Christmas Day 2015 as seen from the centre of the British Isles, about an hour after
Gamma rays from distant blazar galaxy tell story of an epic escape | Ast...
A flare of very high-energy gamma rays emitted from a galaxy halfway across the universe has put new bounds on the amount of background ligh
Tim Peake ready for his mission to the space station | Astronomy Now
Tim Peake speaks to Astronomy Now's Greg Smye-Rumsby about his historic mission to the International Space Station, scheduled for launch on
Astronomers recall discovery of Phaethon — source of Geminid meteors | A...
Marco Langbroek used the 37-cm f/14 Cassegrain telescope of Winer Observatory near Sonoita, Arizona, to remotely image asteroid 3200 Phaetho
What spawned the Jellyfish Nebula? | Astronomy Now
The Jellyfish Nebula (IC 443) is the remnant of a supernova that occurred over 10000 years ago in our galaxy. Chandra observations show that
Colliding neutron stars seeded solar nebula with heavy elements | Astron...
Heavy elements present at the dawn of the Solar System were produced by a nearby merger of two neutron stars, which unleashed a powerful gam
VLT studies mysterious dwarf galaxy born in cosmic collision | Astronomy...
NGC 5291, the hazy, golden oval dominating the centre of this image, is an elliptical galaxy located nearly 200 million light-years away in
Saturn’s moon Prometheus seen up close | Astronomy Now
NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied details on the pockmarked surface of Saturn's moon Prometheus (86 kilometres, or 53 miles across) during a m
‘Fast Radio Burst’ sheds new light on origin of these extreme events | A...
Artist impression of a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) reaching Earth. The colours represent the burst arriving at different radio wavelengths, with
See the Moon meet planet Jupiter on the morning of 4 December | Astronom...
This graphic represents the south-southeast aspect of the sky on 4 December 2015 as seen from the heart of the UK around the start of nautic