Every City Deserves Space Murals This Gorgeous

Space, the final frontier… for street art. No, we're not quite ready to tag the International Space Station, but a pair of artists in San Francisco is working on bring space down to Earth with a series of murals depicting everything from constellations to nebulae. And, boy, are they pretty. » 4/03/14 10:20am 4/03/14 10:20am

These Stars May Look Mellow But They're Resisting A Huge Black Hole

Nothing is ever as tranquil as it seems. This image is pretty and has lots of fun, trippy colors. But all of that variation is being produced by gas, dust and other matter as whole galaxies fall into a supermassive black hole. Created from Hubble data, the image shows the cosmic tug-of-war going on in the Perseus… » 10/13/13 4:53pm 10/13/13 4:53pm

Dive Right Into the Largest Ever Image of Our Galaxy's Centre

You are looking at more than 84 million stars, the largest ever catalogue of the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Astronomers at the Paranal Observatory in Cerro Paranal, Chile, stitched the 9 gigapixels of the original image from thousands of individual infrared pictures.You can see the full, zoomable version here » 10/24/12 7:58am 10/24/12 7:58am

Why Did Apple Obliterate a Galaxy From the Lion Wallpaper?

Now there are two reasons to change Apple's generic OS X 10.7 wallpaper to a custom one: it's a fake. A professor of physics spotted Apple's source, which was astrophotographer Robert Gendler's image of the Andromeda Galaxy. » 8/12/11 7:35am 8/12/11 7:35am

Move Over Hubble, There's a New Deep Field In Town

The Hubble space telescope, despite its foibles » 11/09/08 11:30am 11/09/08 11:30am, is perhaps best known for the humbling, amazing, and awesome image known as the (HUDF). The HUDF, assembled from 800 separate exposures, offered humans an incredible look back at the history of the universe (and no fewer than 10,000 galaxies). Well, another magnificent …

NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't…

Eighteen years ago today, the Hubble Telescope was launched into space by the Space Shuttle Discovery. To celebrate its coming of age, NASA has released 59 high-definition breathtaking pictures of galaxies colliding across the universe. Above is ESO 99-4, a weird-shaped galaxy (probably the result of another collision) … » 4/24/08 7:20am 4/24/08 7:20am