Behold the Ghostly Glow of a Bioluminescent Coastline Under the Milky Way

Astrophotographer Adam Woodworth’s exquisite shots of the aurora borealis and the Milky Way have lit up Gizmodo before. But he’s outdone himself with his latest reminder that Earth is the most goddamn beautiful planet you’ll ever live on: An electric blue strip of bioluminescent coastline under a dazzlingly starry… »9/16/15 8:00pm9/16/15 8:00pm


What the sky would look like if you could see all the asteroids

Here’s a really cool visualization from astronomer Scott Manley that shows what our sky might look like if we could actually see all the asteroids. Asteroids aren’t visible to the naked eye because they’re too small to register but Manley was able to reveal the known asteroids and speed them up to exaggerate how they… »6/30/15 10:30pm6/30/15 10:30pm

Tonight Venus and Jupiter Will Be Closer Than They've Been In 24 Years 

Astronomical conjunctions occur when celestial objects appear close to one another in the night sky—this happens all the time and they’re not particularly unusual. But a conjunction happening tonight is notable in that it involves two very bright planets—Venus and Jupiter—and they’ll be closer together than they’ve… »6/30/15 7:05pm6/30/15 7:05pm

Video: Imagining how beautiful cities would look without light pollution

It’s easy to remember how big the universe is when you can just stare up at the night sky and find an uncountable number of stars and see every color of the cosmos staring right back at you. But it’s not like that anymore. Now we’re surrounded by city lights of our own creation and hiding the rest of the universe… »4/21/15 11:41pm4/21/15 11:41pm

Here's how stunning the night sky would look if there were no lights

I wish we could turn of all the lights in the world just for one night and I wish that all the light pollution would disappear and I wish the darkness would reveal the night sky as it should look. As a stunning and glittering and spinning wonder that'll make me forget about life down here and dream about the beyond. »12/04/14 1:21am12/04/14 1:21am

I wish stars really left these mesmerizing star trails in the night sky

It's not fair. Time lapses and fancy cameras get these fantastic images of star trails that paint a starry night onto the sky and yet when we look up, we see nothing. Even when the stars are glistening, we don't get to see the mesmerizing hook of its trail spinning around us. Wouldn't it be awesome if night looked… »2/24/14 10:17pm2/24/14 10:17pm

What a Timelapse Would Have Looked Like When Dinosaurs Were Alive

This video is pretty bizarre but hey who doesn't like dinosaurs, mammoths, dragons, giant bugs and timelapse videos? The timelapse video was shot at Borrego Springs, California, a small town that fiercely protects the darkness of the night sky by regulating outdoor lighting. It's apparently 1 of 4 communities in the… »7/31/13 8:30pm7/31/13 8:30pm