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Amazing Time-lapse Video: Milky Way, Auroras & Thunderstorms

This amazing video comes from astrophotograher  Randy Halverson. Halverson wrote on his website: “On the Milky Way shots you will see a lot of slow and fast moving satellites, a few meteors and planes.

The Mantis Shrimp

Image Credit: Roy L. Caldwell, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley (via WikimediaCommons) The Mantis Shrimp is like the Chuck Norris of the sea; this bad-ass creature packs quite the powerful punch.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 4/23/14 – The Neighborhood of the Cone Nebula

Here, we take a good look at the space in the general vicinity of the Cone nebula, which is a star forming region located more than 2,500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Monoceros (it also looks like a massive space beast, doesn’t it?

Powdered Alcohol: Coming Soon to A Store Near You!

Image via Palcohol If you have ever been to a concert or sporting event, chances are, you have encountered exorbitant drink prices.

What is Global Warming?

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Our Star: The Sun

Want to Learn More about Our Star? How the Sun Works: What Would Happen if the Sun Disappeared? 1 in 4 Americans Thinks the Sun Orbits the Earth:  A Heart Shaped Solar Eruption: The Great Wave on the Sun: Earth compared to the Sun via NASA

A Simple But Mind-blowing Experiment: What Way Will the Balloon Travel?

Imave via SmarterEveryDay You have a balloon that is filled with helium. You tie it up in your minivan (or car, or truck, or whatever you happen to drive).

Why Build the James Webb Telescope?

September 2009 artist conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA Nearly everyone has heard of the Hubble Telescope – in fact, the Hubble is widely regarded as one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments.

Jupiter: The Titan of Our Solar System

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 04/21/14 – Saturn Lit Up By the Sun

Click on the image to see Earth pinpointed (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) If you aren’t already familiar with this image, your life is incomplete  without you even knowing it.

Make a Cosmic Ray Detector at Home and Test Relativity!

Every second, about 34  cosmic rays from the Sun (and some from distant supernovae) zip through your body.

If the Moon Were Suddenly Replaced By Mars:

If the Moon were replaced by Mars (Image Source) The immediate effects on Earth, if the moon were suddenly replaced by Mars, would be for the whole population to go “WHAT THE… ?

What Would Happen if You Threw a Peep out an Airlock?

This is a rather simple experiment: Put a cute, fluffy peep in a bell jar; suck out all the air using a vacuum; watch the horror.

5 Amazing Pictures of Undersea Monsters:

These creatures may look like terrifying beasts, but there isn’t too much to fear. Mostly, this is because these images are of  polychaetes, or bristle worms.

Meteorite Jewelry from Vermont’s Jacob Albee

Meteorites have been incorporated into jewelry for at least 5,000 years. Beads on an Egyptian necklace are in fact the very first use of iron on record, and their source almost certainly fell from space.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 4/20/14 – NGC 1084

  Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and S. Smartt (Queen’s University Belfast), Acknowledgement: Brian Campbell ( This galaxy, NGC 1084, is a picture of perfection.

An Interesting Turn of Events For Proponents of MOND

The Andromeda Galaxy The “holy grail” of a scientific theory is one that can make accurate predictions of phenomena in advance.

Lunar Phase Calendar

Click to see a larger image (CREDIT: William Hood) This incredible collage was taken by William Hood and it shows each of the 28 phases the moon goes through in its lunar cycle.

Total Lunar Eclipse:

During a total Lunar eclipse, the moon appears coppery and reddish, this is often called a “blood Moon.” This happens because, during a full eclipse, the sunlight that hits the moon has to pass through the Earth’s atmosphere.

Scientist Find First Earth-Sized Planet that Could Support Life!

Artist’s conception of what it might be like to stand on the surface of the planet Kepler-186f via Danielle Futselaar This week, scientists announced the discovery of the first Earth-size exoplanet in the habitable zone of its host star.