Alexey Ovchinin enters space

As of just now the Astronaut Alexey Ovchinin, Flight Engineer, has reached Space after launching on the March 18, 2016. Alexey Ovchinin is from Russia and for more information you can read all about it on

/ March 18, 2016

Dark Nebulas across Taurus

Sometimes even the dark dust of interstellar space has a serene beauty. One such place occurs toward the constellation of Taurus. The filaments featured here can be found on the sky between the Pleiades star cluster and the California Nebula....

/ March 15, 2016

Moons and Jupiter

In this wonderful picture you can see our own moon along with the faint glow of Jupiter and it’s own surrounding moons. March is a wonderful month for spotting Jupiter and it’s moons as it has it’s closest approach to...

/ March 11, 2016

IC 1848: The Soul Nebula

Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. More specifically, a large star forming region called the Soul Nebula can be found in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia, who Greek mythology credits as the vain wife...

/ February 29, 2016

Milky Way over the Pinnacles in Australia

This was my favourite view growing up in Australia. It was a fair distance away from where this picture was taken in a small town called Darwin, but the view was equally as spectacular on a clear night sky when...

/ February 18, 2016

Galaxies in the River

Just like large animals grow by eating smaller ones on Earth, our Milky Way galaxy grows by eating other smaller galaxies in the area. This isn’t a local phenomenon either, it happens throughout the Universe like a desperate monopoly player...

/ February 16, 2016

LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes

With this discovery of ripples through Space Time, first proposed by Einstein, we have been able to cement our current understanding of gravity and basic physics as true… which means that although we know very little about the universe we...

/ February 16, 2016

Hidden Galaxy IC 342

Similar in size to large, bright spiral galaxies in our neighborhood, IC 342 is a mere 10 million light-years distant in the long-necked, northern constellation Camelopardalis.  A sprawling island universe, IC 342 would otherwise be a prominent galaxy in our...

/ January 31, 2016

Star Cluster R136 Bursts Out

In the center of star-forming region 30 Doradus lies a huge cluster containing some of the largest, hottest, and most massive stars known. These stars, known collectively as star cluster R136, were captured in the featured image in visible light...

/ January 25, 2016
Saturn ISS

International Space Station Transits Saturn

From low Earth orbit to the outer Solar System, this remarkable video frame composite follows the International Space Station’s transit of Saturn. On January 15, the well-timed capture from a site near Dulmen, Germany required telescope and camera to be...

/ January 24, 2016