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20 Sparkling Images of the World’s Cities as Seen from Space

Image: NASA London, England There are few experiences more awe-inspiring than gazing into the night sky and seeing thousands of twinkling lights shining down on us. Yet while the sight is amazing, the view from the other side – looking back down at Earth from outer space – is no less breathtaking. Stars, planets and …

Dark Sky Parks: Reclaiming the Stars from the Clutches of Light Pollution

Image: Woody Welch The Milky Way is clearly visible above Big Bend National Park in Texas. Looking up into the night and seeing a sky full of twinkling stars is something we all take for granted – in rural locations, at least. The problem is that nowadays, streetlights, neon signs and the brightly lit buildings …

An Inside Glimpse of the World’s Biggest Space Telescope

Image: Ball Aerospace Cryogenic testing being performed on the telescope’s flight mirrors at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama We may not be able to travel back in time, but once the currently-under-construction James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is completed, we’ll be able to see 13 billion light years into space! That’s far enough …

Ever Wanted to Magnify the Universe?

Photo: Number Sleuth Ever wondered how a planetary moon compares in size to a continent on Earth? Or how much bigger a sesame seed is than a skin cell? The interactive infographic you can see by following the links “accurately illustrates the scale of over 100 items within the observable universe ranging from galaxies to …