Tag: astronomy

Curiosity rover takes an amazing selfie on Mars

This will never cease to blow my mind. Not only that we were able to successfully build and then landed this thing on Mars but that it continues to just wander around, collect data and […]

NASA captures the dark side of the moon as it transverses in front of the Earth

A camera aboard NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite was 1 million miles away from the Earth when it turned captured these images of the dark side of the moon crossing in front of […]

NASA releases largest photograph ever taken; 1.5 billion pixel photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

NASA recently released the largest photo ever taken that shows part of the Andromeda galaxy. The photo is made up of 1.5 billion pixels and the full-sized photo takes up 4.3 GB of disk space. […]

NASA releases new high-definition image of the iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ photo

In just a few months NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope will celebrate its 25th anniversary of taking awe-inspiring, breathtaking photos of parts of our Universe that we had no idea even know existed before we laid […]

First images of Earth from Himawari-8

At 02:40 UTC on 18 December 2014, the first images from all 16 bands were captured by JMA’s Himawari-8 next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite, which was launched on 7 October 2014. Testing and checking of the […]

The final official trailer for ‘Interstellar’

When I’m not pretending to be a writer, I like to pretend that I have a slightly firmer grasp on the Universe than the average chimpanzee. Then I watch a new video by Lawrence Krauss […]

Scientists discover beginning of life-bearing chemistry at the center of the galaxy

Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy. Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth. I can’t figure out what that gunk is […]

Space tourism company offers ‘Circumlunar’ navigation of the moon in a Soyuz spacecraft

Space Adventures Ltd. is offering space flight tours around the far-side of the moon to private citizens. The Soyuz craft you’re in will fly within 100km of the moon’s surface, you’ll see the illuminated far-side […]

Everything we know (or think we know) about neutron stars

I’ve always been fascinated by neutron stars since the first time I learned that they existed. They’re basically these things out there that we know exist but have very little understanding as to how they […]

A great explanation of how we know the Big Bang happened

Earlier this week, astronomers announced that they directly observed gravitational waves. These waves are evidence for quantum gravity. How does this prove the Big Bang actually happened? Trace is joined by Ian O’Neill to explain […]