Dust of the Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula is located just south of Orions Belt in the constellation of Orion. The dust that surrounds it is the result of a previous super nova that forcibly sent its elements outwards and now awaits the force of...

/ January 1, 2016

Doomed Star Eta Carinae

It would be a wonderful event in our lifetime if Eta Carinae were to go super nova.  When a star goes super nova it emits enough energy to be seen during the day even with the Sun shinning bright. Eta...

/ January 1, 2016

Southern Craters and Galaxies

The most stunning part of this photograph for me is that it is a familiar site from my childhood. I grew up in Darwin, Northern Territory, and I remember on many camping trips looking up into the stars to see...

/ December 27, 2015

A Dark Earth with a Red Sprite

If you told me that the Northern Lights were the only lighting phenomenon on Earth then I would have been in agreement… that was until I realised there were such things as a Red Sprite. Read more about it below (originally...

/ December 23, 2015
The Whale Galaxy

Star Streams and the Whale Galaxy

NGC 4631 is a spiral galaxy found only 25 million light-years away, toward the well-trained northern constellation Canes Venatici. Seen edge-on, the galaxy is similar in size to the Milky Way. Its distorted wedge shape suggests to some a cosmic...

/ December 20, 2015
Horse Head Nebula

The Horsehead Nebula

As human beings we always find order within chaos. Give someone a random list of numbers and they will find some kind of order or pattern. It is the same reason why when we look out to other moons, planets...

/ December 17, 2015

Tim Kopra enters space

As of just now the Astronaut Tim Kopra, Flight Engineer, has reached Space after launching on the December 15, 2015. Tim Kopra is from USA and for more information you can read all about it on http://ift.tt/1k0ib6l.

/ December 15, 2015

Tim Peake enters space

As of just now the Astronaut Tim Peake, Flight Engineer, has reached Space after launching on the December 15, 2015. Tim Peake is from England and for more information you can read all about it on http://ift.tt/224vjtp.

/ December 15, 2015

Yuri Malenchenko enters space

As of just now the Astronaut Yuri Malenchenko, Flight Engineer, has reached Space after launching on the December 15, 2015. Yuri Malenchenko is from Russia and for more information you can read all about it on http://ift.tt/224vkgU.

/ December 15, 2015
Paranal Geminids Guisard

When Gemini Sends Stars to Paranal

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself on a clear sky tonight somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere then you should forget about work or school tomorrow and head out to watch the peak of activity for he Geminid meteor shower....

/ December 14, 2015