Watch An Emormous 'Plasma Snake' Erupt From The Sun

Over the course of April 28–29, a gigantic filament, briefly suspended above the surface* of the sun, broke off and created an enormous snakelike eruption of plasma that extended millions of miles out into space. The event was both powerful and beautiful, another demonstration of the incredible energy and activity of… » 5/01/15 5:30pm 5/01/15 5:30pm

These 234 Proto-Clusters Are A Rare Look Into Galaxy Cluster Formation

Why does space have structure? Why does our universe have not only stars, but galaxies and galactic clusters? Researchers recently identified 234 potential proto-clusters: candidates for early galactic clusters from when the universe was just 3 billion years old that may help solve this astrophysical mystery. » 4/02/15 7:30am 4/02/15 7:30am

It Took 3 Instruments To Create This Image Of The Small Magellanic Cloud

When we see photos of space, the data doesn't always come from one place. This photo of the Small Magellanic Cloud comes from the European Space Agency's Herschel's Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE), Photodetector Array Camera and Spectrometer (PACS), and NASA's Spitzer's Multiband Imaging Photometer… » 3/03/15 11:00pm 3/03/15 11:00pm

Start Your Weekend With The Hubble Space Telescope's Planetarium Clips

You may not own your own private planetarium — or if you do, can we come over to your house? But you can still experience a journey through the wonders of space, thanks to four new "fulldome" planetarium clips, released by the Hubble Space Telescope. They're available in 4K and 8K resolution. » 2/27/15 10:08pm 2/27/15 10:08pm

A Cargo Tug Breakup Is A Perfect Antidote To Excessive Sentimentality

Need an antidote to the saccharine nature of today? We have a breakup dramatic enough to be visible across Europe to sooth your curmudgeonly soul. The very last of the European Space Agency's ATV cargo space tugs in on course for a fiery breakup perfect for the most dramatic of Valentine's Day traditions. » 2/14/15 6:35pm 2/14/15 6:35pm