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Space Valentines

Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy Blog has a collection of astronomical images that display valentine heart shapes -which just goes to show you can find anything if you look heart, er, hard enough. This picture is of the W5 star-forming region taken by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The gallery ends with an extremely [...]

The Top 14 Astronomy Pictures of 2010

Dr. Phil Plait has published his selections of the best astronomy pictures of 2010. Not only will you see awesome pictures, but each has an explanation, like the full version of the cropped picture you see here. Whenever a new type of instrument is used to examine the skies, surprises are guaranteed. And when the Wide-Field [...]

New NASA telescope to see invisible stars

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer space telescope will be able to see neighbouring stars that have been up until now invisible to astrono…