Posts Tagged 'Pictures'

Giant storm on Saturn

A giant storm has been ongoing for months on Saturn, on 15 March, the Cassini spacecraft has taken some impressive images of the storm. The storm covers an area 500 times greater than the area covered by the storms on Saturn observed so far. The Cassini spacecraft has taken pictures from a distance of approximately 1.9 million kilometers [...]

The new 3D map of the universe

Astronomers at the University of Portsmouth, England, have created the most complete 3D map map of the universe. The map, which covers 95% of the sky, and was submitted to 218esimo congress of the American Astronomical Society, shows all visible structures within 380 million light years from Earth, including about 45 000 galaxies [...]

Amateur photographer captures the Milky Way with 37440 shots

Nick Risinger, an American amateur photographer, was able to reconstruct a complete image of the Milky Way from well 37440 photos that he took during the past month from different parts of the Earth. Risinger traveled from the U.S. to South Africa to realize more than 37 000 photos from which [...]

The double solar eruption

Yesterday, January 28th, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has taken a double eruption on the solar surface. The two eruptions have occurred almost simultaneously in two opposite points of the sun. The Solar Dynamics Observatory is a space telescope launched by NASA in February of 2010 to study the Sun and has [...]

Planet devoured by its star

A planet devoured by its star, is the phenomenon that has been identified thanks to a new instrument of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS). The phenomenon, in which there is transfer of material between the celestial body and the star was already known, but had previously been observed only between pairs [...]

The Solar Explosion

Thanks to the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO), a space telescope launched in February this year to study the sun, NASA has captured images of a solar prominence (Solar prominence). One of the images has been selected as "astronomy picture of the day." There is also a video

Wise, the first images

Spread a few days ago the first images obtained by the telescope Wise (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer). The Wise is an infrared telescope, launched December 14, 2009, whose goal is to build a map of the sky in the infrared in order to understand the origin of stars, galaxies and planetary systems. The expected duration of the [...]

Hubble photographed the collision between two asteroids

The Hubble Space Telescope was able to photograph, for the first time, the collision between two asteroids. The photo, taken last week, showed the object called P/2010 A2, and a long tail of debris. Initially mistaken for a comet is then seen that did not emit gases such as comets passing close to the sun [...]

First images from the Herschel space telescope

Were made public the first images captured by the Herschel space telescope. The Herschel space telescope of ESA (European Space Agency) was launched on May 14 aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guyana, and should end its mission in 2011 or 2012. The [...]

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the first images

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the probe was launched last June 19, which aims to gather information for a future lunar expedition sent its first images of the Moon. The LRO was entered into lunar orbit on June 23. The two chambers of the LRO, known as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) were activated [...]