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Unseen Early Star Wars Concept Art Revealed

Next month many of his original concept drawings from 1974-75 (featuring early designs of the X-Wing, Tie Fighter, and Star Destroyer) will be auctioned. Check out these incredible colored pencil drawings.

Winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 (10 pictures)

Feast your eyes!! Every year of the “Astronomy Photographer of the Year” competition provides incredible images of our night sky — whether they are striking pictures of vast galaxies millions of light years away, or dramatic images of the night sky taken much closer to home — and this year is no different. The awards were just announced at a special presentation at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England for this fifth year of the competition, which is run by the Observatory in association with Sky at Night Magazine.

Predicting droughts in Africa

A drought alert system in Africa could contribute to preventing farms from collapsing as the risk of droughts increases with climate changes. And because the main issue remains the general lack of water, researchers are also analysing the management of water resources across the continent, looking for ways to improve both governance and cooperation between African regions.

How Large is the Universe?

The mind-blowing answer comes from a theory describing the birth of the universe in the first instant of time. The universe has long captivated us with its immense scales of distance and time. How...