Tag Archive: astronomy


The moon with a halo, plus an aurora, in Estonia, by photographer Juri Voit.

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It’s snowing… on a comet! Actually, this INCREDIBLE animation is a series images from the Rosetta spacecraft, taken from a distance of about 13 km from the comet 67/P Chuyurmov-Gerasimenko, and put into an animation by Twitter user @landru79. As the spacecraft moves around the comet we see the landscape change, but you can also see stars moving in the background, and flakes of ice and dust much closer to the spacecraft flying around! It’s like something from an old movie, *but it’s real*. The first two clips are at fast speed, the next two at medium, and the last two at slow speed, so you can track what’s going on.

On this episode of StarTalk, we take a deep dive into the complex, beautiful phenomenon of tides with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice.

As tribute to the life and works of world-renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, StarTalk host Neil deGrasse Tyson revisits his interview with the groundbreaking theorist. Also featuring astrophysicist Janna Levin, comedian Matt Kirshen, physicist Michio Kaku, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, with a silhouette of North America for size comparison.

Happy birthday to me! This is Jupiter’s moon Io, taken by Galileo on 9/19/1997, courtesy of NASA and JPL.

YouTuber and all-around science geek Destin of SmarterEveryDay went to see Space X’s launch of the Falcon Heavy and recorded it in Binaural Audio Immersion. Headphones recommended.

“Night Bay” by photographer Eye on the Bay.

“Night Camp” by photographer Rick Parchen.

Destin of SmarterEveryDay went to go see the “Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse” we just had on January 31st. While photographing it, he found something really strange – and has put out the call for anyone to explain it.

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