Remember the Pan Am passenger plane that flew through space in 2001: A Space Odyssey? Well now a photographer named Sebastien Lebrigand has created the same effect without hiring a special effects company. Lebrigand accomplished the feat through the use of a special telephoto lens designed for astrophotography and incredible timing. He has managed to capture amazing images that create the illusion that normal airplanes are flying past the sun and moon. Some of the most jaw-dropping are posted here.
They’ve found water on Mars… AGAIN! But we promise, this time it’s different. Anthony explains why this is such a big deal.
The mighty Arecibo Radio Observatory is one of the most powerful radio telescopes ever built. It’s certainly the larger single aperture radio telescope on Earth, nestled into a natural sinkhole in Puerto Rico.
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.
We see it every day (unless you live near one of the poles, in that case you have our condolences). But how much do we actually know about? Ok, so you probably know at least a few things. It’s big, orange…wait a minute. You’re already wrong. The sun isn’t orange. And it’s not yellow either.
With plans to have man set foot on the Moon again in 2019 we thought you’d enjoy 10 incredible facts about the moon.