outer space

Post image for Playing Piano with the Harmonies of Eclipsing Stars

Astronomers have long considered the harmony of the universe as a sort of music, from Pythagoras and the Musica Universalis, to Kepler and the “music of the spheres.”

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Post image for As Pluto Comes into Sharp Focus, NASA Embarks on a New Unknown

Early yesterday morning Pluto, three billion miles from Earth, appeared in our sharpest view yet.

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Post image for Follow All the Tech and Trash Orbiting Earth, in Real Time

While humanity has only been launching huge payloads into outer space since the 1950s, with Sputnik breaking into orbit in 1957, a lot of human-made debris and technology now circle the planet.

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Post image for Drawing the Vast and Invisible Dark Matter of Our Universe

The majority of our universe is energy and matter that we cannot see. The dark matter that overwhelms our earthly objects emits no light, and is therefore a nebulous thing to represent, something that is more an idea than a vision.

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Post image for How the Space Race Altered Art in the Americas

Space exploration and the science fiction imagination of alien encounters out in the stars reached their peak of optimistic possibility between the 1940s and 1970s, culminating with the first moon landing in 1969.

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Post image for NASA Launches $2.25M Design Competition to 3D Print Habitats for Mars

The hope is that 3D printing and the incorporation of spacecraft waste and materials from the alien world can in turn help address affordable housing on Earth.

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Post image for Travel to Space (and Back in Time) with Vintage NASA Photos

In the early 20th century, the world watched in anticipation as Stetson-capped explorers disappeared into the Amazon jungle.

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Post image for Our View from the Cosmic Shore: Early Modern Interpretations of Celestial Events

When Milton was writing Paradise Lost in the 17th century, a comet grazed through the sky, inspiring the English poet to describe how Satan “stood Unterrified, and like a comet burn’d.”

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Post image for Conjuring Art Between Magic and Outer Space

MEXICO CITY — Last year, London-based polymath Nahum became the first artist recognized by the International Astronautical Federation as a young leader in space exploration.

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Post image for Over 600 Rare US Space Photographs Go on View in London

Over 600 vintage space photographs from NASA missions, many not seen by the public before, are on view in London until their auction at the end of the month.

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