Jupiter and Venus from Earth Image Credit: Marek Nikoden (PPSAE) "Explanation: It was visible around the world. The sunset conjunction of Jupiter and Venus was visible last week almost no matter where you lived on Earth. Anyone on the planet with a cl
The fiery depths of space: Astronomers capture dazzling rainbow nebula swirling round supergiant star
Standing out: The bright, pinkish-white star at upper left of Orion, known as the hunter, is Betelgeuse. AKA a red supergiant, Betelgeuse is in the last stages of its life; increasing in size and sending its stellar material into space at a tremendous rat
"A reflection of planet Earth's rotation on its axis, the concentric trails of these celestial beacons along with trails of stars are punctuated at their ends by a separate final frame in the morning skyview." Venus & Jupiter above Germany
A Zodiacal Skyscape Image Credit & Copyright: Jack Fusco. Explanation: Venus and Jupiter are this month's two brightest planets. Shortly after sunset on February they dominate the sky above the western horizon and this snowy landscape.
In astronomers discovered a star composed entirely of diamond, measuring km across and 10 billion trillion trillion carats. 50 light years from Earth, the diamond star is classified as a crystallized white dwarf, the hot core that remains after