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good news: Apophis "asteroid is expected to make a record-setting -- but harmless -- close approach to Earth on Friday, April 13, 2029, when it comes no closer than 29,450 kilometers (18,300 miles) above Earth's surface."


earth, the moon, and jupiter, all in a single photo taken on mars
unexplained auroral phenomena... when we figure out what's happening, the explanation ought to be very interesting :)
very interesting animated 3d star map
there is something spectacular about this. thanks to xtine66 for the find
long universe is loooooong. but it's shown on a log scale for easy viewing :)
that was nice set to music. next time, we'll be ready :)




the sun is incredible; we understand so little about it. this is a beautiful short film of a raw view of our sun
super cool technology to greatly improve the light sensitivity of computer-imaged pinhole cameras

coming up! thanks to leahonthebound


a live webcast will be put on at: http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/
Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" was sent into space on a gold record? The licensing fees must have been astronomical! ;D thanks, i'll be here all week
if there *is* global cooling, we'll still need every drop of energy efficiency we can get
so close; next time it'll be paydirt. note that the lander has something nice to listen to while it's working ;)
most places in the universe are really far away from us, considering the time-scale we live in
sweet old carl sagan, set to music, reminds us how tiny our planet really is. thanks to fantm
it's something of a relief to feel utterly insignificant
what uhohzombies said... the universe has got to be teeming with life
:O
fun animation! where do pulsars come from
The Universe In Color. great astro images
i liked the infra-red section
a trip to saturn? looks a little bumpy on this nuclear-bomb-powered rocket! thanks to ar0cketman
i love pixels... as a kid i literally spent hours looking at them :)
trapped on mars ;) "get me offa this thing!!" (for real: cool aurora pics) thanx to xtine66
Sounds generated inside the Sun are detectable on Earth! :)