Our Best Glimpse Yet Of The Andromeda Galaxy

You're looking at the biggest and sharpest image ever taken of the Andromeda Galaxy. Though it only includes one third of the massive celestial object, the image contains a jaw-dropping 1.5 billion pixels. » 1/06/15 3:30pm 1/06/15 3:30pm

Ultra-rare blue stars are unlike anything else we've seen before

When astronomers talk about blue stars, they're generally talking about hot, young stars known as blue supergiants. But the blue stars you can see in the image up top are stars just like their Sun... except they've mysteriously turned blue. » 1/11/12 5:00pm 1/11/12 5:00pm

Four different telescopes reveal the Andromeda Galaxy in every…

This awesome video, courtesy of the European Space Agency, takes us through the optical, ultraviolet, microwave, and infrared wavelengths to reveal our neighboring galaxy Andromeda in quite literally every possible light. » 4/27/11 10:59am 4/27/11 10:59am

How three different types of light reveal the complete beauty of the…

This is one of our closest galactic neighbors, the Andromeda Galaxy, seen in three different kinds of light: visible, infrared, and x-ray. These three very different views are then combined together to create one amazingly beautiful composite image. » 1/06/11 8:30am 1/06/11 8:30am

Andromeda's Lovely Shimmer, Plus A Lunar Makeover

Astrophotographer Tyler Allred took this amazing new image of the Andromeda Galaxy, which just appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Today's new space porn also includes Jupiter's shrinking spot, digitally-restored moon pics, and an exoplanet. » 4/03/09 1:00pm 4/03/09 1:00pm

Nebula As Seen From Photographer's Back Yard

Photographer Eric Africa obtained this image of the Garnet Star Nebula (IC 1396) by spending several nights in his "light-polluted backyard." Africa's images of IC 1396, the Rosette Nebula and M 31 are proof that an Earthbound photographer can score some amazing pics. His telescope, the Takahashi FSQ-106, is… » 1/03/08 1:00pm 1/03/08 1:00pm