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Supernova!

This is so cool. A supernova has just exploded in M95… well, four days ago (3-4-2012), but now we can see photos of it. M95 is a spiral galaxy about 38 million light years away from us. The supernova is a type II. Just think about how much energy is being released. The star is […]

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The Sky Photography of Babak Tafreshi

Babak Tafreshi is a German astronomer, he is a board member of Astronomers Without Boarders and the founder of The World at Night. Of all the great work that Tafreshi does we are most excited about his timelapse videos of the night sky. The video below is called Astronomer’s Paradise, it is filmed in Cerro Paranal, Chili. […]

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Death of a Space Probe

Today, Russian space probe, Phobos-Grunt (Meaning Phobos-Ground), crashed into the southern Pacific. Phobos-Grunt was an ambitious Russian space mission to land on Phobos, the largest moon of Mars, to conduct science experiments from the ground and collect samples to return to earth. The mission was exciting for the science community, offering the possibility of greatly expanding our knowledge […]

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