Photographer Beth Moon documents the world’s oldest trees by the starry light of the night sky.
The Carnegie Institution for Science announced this week that one researcher’s dive into a collection of glass photographic plates turned up an unexpected image from 1917 that indicates the presence of an exoplanetary system.
The same year that Albrecht Dürer created his famous rhinoceros woodcut, the German artist also collaborated on the first star charts printed in Europe.
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.”
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released the largest ever image of the Andromeda galaxy, opening up 100 million stars and star clusters to public exploration.
People have been photographing the heavens ever since the invention of the daguerreotype. Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, and Minor White all, at one point or other, turned their cameras upward.