fever: The Sun, photographed by TRACE, 1st May 2004.
15 images in 19.5nm UV light emitted by highly ionized iron atoms (Fe XII) in the solar corona at about 1,200,000 °C.
Image credit: NASA/TRACE. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.
A technical glitch causes the Hubble Space Telescope, which ordinarily captures magnificently crisp scientific imagery of the cosmos, to lose balance and create this inadvertent piece of modern art.
It is suspected that in this case, Hubble had locked onto a bad guide star, potentially a double star or binary. This caused an error in the tracking system, resulting in this remarkable picture of brightly colored stellar streaks. The prominent red streaks are from stars in the globular cluster NGC 288.
Glitch art goes interstellar.
An orrery is a mechanical model of the heliocentric solar system illustrating the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons. This one (above), produced by Ken Condal. View it in real-time to watch this beauty in motion, HERE.
Merry Christmas I made you an Al Shepard gif.
Santa Claus Visits The Moon Base, detail from cover of December 1954 Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine.
Marry Christmas, everyone! Or … you know, whatever winter/December/solstice related holiday you choose to celebrate.
Where is my Moon Base. I was promised a Moon Base. All I want is what was promised to me.
Shuttle Aircraft Carrier
Athena and eLISA: Together We Will Unveil the Hidden Secrets of the Universe. The European Space Agency (ESA) has recently begun choosing candidates for the next large mission launch slots. The first step was the submission of white papers advocating science themes. Out of many candidates, ESA now selected two: