The five hundred metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope in Pingtang County, China is about to claim the title of the world's largest single-dish radio telescope. It's also shaped like a giant puzzle. Read More >>
Is anything more striking than this family portrait of Dione and Enceladus? The two Saturnian moons are night and day when you put them side by side, and yet they’re made from the exact same material. Read more >>
This is the IC 410 nebula, a brilliant cosmic dust cloud located approximately 10,000 light years from Earth. A four-million year-old galactic star cluster (a region of active star formation) lies toward the centre of the image, partially obscured by the nebula itself. Now, where's there a faster-than-light spaceship when you need one, to see all this first-hand? Read more >>
Tour the Orion Nebula with this gorgeous image collection. Officially called M42, and also known (with a bit more pomp) as the Great Nebula in Orion, it’s a busy area of star formation, where huge clouds of interstellar gas are condensing and igniting into brilliant new stars.
Slovak graphic designer Martin Vargic has pieced together a meticulous visualisation showing over 500 exoplanets discovered by astronomers as of October 2015. It shows that no two planets are the same – a bit like snowflakes. Read more >>