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Gaze in Awe at Hubble’s Most Detailed View of the Triangulum Galaxy

Usually when astronomers talk about our neighbouring galaxy, they’re talking about Andromeda, which is a cozy 2.5 million light-years away. But just a little farther – okay, 500,000 light-years farther – is another spiral galaxy, the third largest in our local group. Hubble has just released its most detailed view yet of that galaxy, which is known as Triangulum (can you see why?). Read More >>

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Escape Cruel Reality for Three Minutes With This Glorious Desert Night Time Lapse

One of the simple wonders of living on a spinning ball with a thin atmosphere in a densely packed corner of space is the view. Many of us dream of settling down by a picturesque coastline or a rugged mountainscape, but we so often forget that the best scenery on planet Earth is located directly overhead. Read More >>

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A Fireball Over the Grand Canyon Makes Planet Earth Look Extraterrestrial

If you, like me, are a space nerd living in a city, then you can appreciate the struggle of finding clear skies to watch a meteor shower. But while I couldn’t make it out from under omnipresent light pollution umbrella last week, I got a taste of the Perseid meteor shower thanks to the brilliant work of astrophotographer Harun Mehmedinovic. Read More >>

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We’re Marvelling At These Incredible Pictures Of The Night Skies

Last week, we were blown away by a photograph from Mike Mezeul II depicting a storm over White Sands National Monument. We looked in a bit more on Mezeul’s portfolio and were amazed at what we saw. Read More >>

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A Meteorite Explodes Over the Mojave in This Incredible Timelapse Video

It sometimes feels like Mars, Pluto, and planets beyond our solar system get all the attention. But let’s be real: Earth is the best damn planet period. And in case you’d forgotten it, this brilliant timelapse of the Mojave desert at night ought to remind you. Read More >>

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A Breathtaking View of the World’s Oldest River System

West Virginia is probably best known for coal mines, followed closely by pepperoni rolls. You know aspect of the state doesn’t get nearly enough attention? Its absolutely breathtaking scenery. Read More >>

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This Timelapse Video of Radio Observatories is Just Breathtaking

With gold-plated space telescopes promising to discover distant worlds and unravel the deepest mysteries of the universe, radio astronomy can sometimes feel a bit passé. But lest you think the search for extraterrestrial intelligence is no longer sexy, a glorious new photo collection featuring radio observatories across the US would like to show you otherwise. Read More >>

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Behold the Ghostly Glow of a Bioluminescent Coastline Under the Milky Way

Astrophotographer Adam Woodworth’s exquisite shots of the aurora borealis and the Milky Way have lit up Gizmodo before. But he’s outdone himself with his latest reminder that Earth is the most beautiful planet you’ll ever live on: An electric blue strip of bioluminescent coastline under a dazzlingly starry night sky. Read More >>

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Gizmodo Photo Guide: Tips For Shooting The Night Sky

Are you wanting to get outside and snap some amazing photographs of the night sky, of some stunning moonlit landscapes and time-lapse starlight trails? Here are six key tips you need to know. Read More >>

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Aspiring Astronaut Photographs the ISS From 40 Thousand Feet Up

Did you know you could spot the International Space Station from an airplane? Neither did I! But photographer and aspiring astronaut Trevor Mahlmann had an inkling on a Southwest flight last week. So, he got out his gear and managed to shoot this gorgeous, long-exposure photo of the space station zooming by like a shooting star. Read More >>

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These Photos Will Make You Want to Drop Everything and Explore the World

Nicholas Roemmelt’s photography is enough to make any person whose day job involves a computer and a desk question his or her life choices. In addition to shooting just plain stunning photos of nature, he sometimes makes us extra envious of his adventures by adding himself or his wife to a jaw-droppingly beautiful landscape. Read More >>