Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not.
Both are equally terrifying.

— Arthur C. Clarke

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The Milky Ring

APOD - 1 hour 9 min ago

An expanse of cosmic dust, stars and nebulae along


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

M78 Wide Field

APOD - 1 hour 9 min ago

M78 Wide Field


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

The Magnetic Field of the Whirlpool Galaxy

APOD - 1 hour 9 min ago

Do magnetic fields always flow along spiral arms?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

A Lunar Corona with Jupiter and Saturn

APOD - 1 hour 9 min ago

Why does a cloudy moon sometimes appear colorful?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

The Medulla Nebula Supernova Remnant

APOD - 1 hour 9 min ago

What powers this unusual nebula?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Jets from Unusual Galaxy Centaurus A

APOD - 1 hour 9 min ago

The jets emanating from


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Recycling Cassiopeia A

APOD - 1 hour 9 min ago

Massive stars in our Milky Way Galaxy live spectacular lives.


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Largest sea on Saturn's mysterious moon Titan could be more than 1,000 feet deep

Space.com - 1 hour 28 min ago
Data from one of Cassini's last flybys of Titan probed the depths of Kraken Mare to better understand the moon's alien chemistry.
Categories: Astronomy

How to see the 'Great Hexagon' of bright winter stars this weekend

Space.com - 1 hour 29 min ago
Eight bright stars dominate our current winter sky. Depending on how you look at them, you might see a graceful arc, a hexagon or a giant "G."
Categories: Astronomy

Warm up with this cozy image of a hot spot on Jupiter

Space.com - 1 hour 30 min ago
A new composite image of Jupiter's atmosphere shows a hot spot glowing brightly in infrared wavelengths.
Categories: Astronomy

Watch live today : SpaceX launching 143 satellites on Transporter-1 mission @ 9:40 a.m. ET

Space.com - 1 hour 38 min ago
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Transporter-1 rideshare mission with dozens of satellites from Cape Canaveral on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 9:40 a.m. EST (1440 GMT). Watch it live!
Categories: Astronomy

Space photos: The most amazing images this week!

Space.com - 2 hours 9 min ago
See the best photos on Space.com this week.
Categories: Astronomy

The top space stories of the week!

Space.com - 2 hours 9 min ago
These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.
Categories: Astronomy

Bernie Sanders in space! These inauguration mitten memes are out of this world

Space.com - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 5:43pm
After casually stopping by President Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday (Jan. 20), Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont set out on a tour of the universe — sort of.
Categories: Astronomy

Virgin Orbit Successfully Launches a Batch of Satellites From an Airplane

Universe Today - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 4:53pm

Virgin Orbit has successfully tested its new air-launch system (LauncherOne) that will deliver small satellites to orbit in the near future.

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Categories: Astronomy

Does the coronavirus spread more through the air than on surfaces?

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 4:34pm
The debate over whether coronavirus spreads more through surfaces or aerosols is ongoing, but scientists and campaigners are now calling for tighter precautions to limit airborne spread
Categories: Astronomy

Does the coronavirus spread more through the air than on surfaces?

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 4:34pm
The debate over whether coronavirus spreads more through surfaces or aerosols is ongoing, but scientists and campaigners are now calling for tighter precautions to limit airborne spread
Categories: Astronomy

Exclusive: Avasarala and Bobbie sink deeper into a black market weapons ring in 'The Expanse #2'

Space.com - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 3:13pm
Writer Corrina Bechko and artist Alejandro Aragon fill in the gaps between Season 4 and Season 5 of "The Expanse" with Boom! Studios.
Categories: Astronomy

The “Happy Face Crater” on Mars Has Been Changing Right Before Our Eyes

Universe Today - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 3:06pm

Who has an even bigger grin than ten years ago? This goofy-looking crater on Mars. These two images were taken by the HiRISE camera (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and shows how Mars’ surface is changing over time – in this case, due to thermal erosion. The first of …

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Categories: Astronomy

Only 31 Magnetars Have Ever Been Discovered. This one is Extra Strange. It’s Also a Pulsar

Universe Today - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 2:58pm

Some of the most stunningly powerful objects in the sky aren’t necessarily the prettiest to look at.  But their secrets can allow humanity to glimpse some of the more intricate details of the universe that are exposed in their extreme environs.  Any time we find one of these unique objects it’s a cause for celebration, …

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Categories: Astronomy