Mother Nature Network on Tumblr MNN on Facebook MNN on Twitter
Mother Nature Network

11

Jul

Violent star explosion reveals origins of space dustGrains of cosmic dust interfere with scientific measurements, sometimes making it difficult for researchers to be accurate in their models of the universe.

Violent star explosion reveals origins of space dust
Grains of cosmic dust interfere with scientific measurements, sometimes making it difficult for researchers to be accurate in their models of the universe.

07

Jul

Spot the 3 largest constellations in the night skyIt’s fun spotting constellations, but some professional astronomers think of the constellations as nothing more than foolish old figures and would prefer that they be removed from almanacs.

Spot the 3 largest constellations in the night sky
It’s fun spotting constellations, but some professional astronomers think of the constellations as nothing more than foolish old figures and would prefer that they be removed from almanacs.

01

Jun

Time-lapses reveal dazzling starscape over Grand Canyon, Monument Valley

16

Apr

Star survives nearby supernova explosionIn the neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, a star has defied the odds; but its days are limited.

Star survives nearby supernova explosion
In the neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, a star has defied the odds; but its days are limited.

13

Mar

Are there more grains of sand on Earth or stars in the sky? Scientists finally have an answerIt’s an age-old inquiry, and it turns out the answer is as awe-inspiring as the question itself.

Are there more grains of sand on Earth or stars in the sky? Scientists finally have an answer
It’s an age-old inquiry, and it turns out the answer is as awe-inspiring as the question itself.

11

Mar

Must-see stargazing events in MarchThis month, Jupiter shines as spring constellations make their debut.

Must-see stargazing events in March
This month, Jupiter shines as spring constellations make their debut.

11

Feb

Astronomers discover oldest star in known universeThe star, with the difficult-to-remember designation SMSS J031300.362670839.3, is likely 13 billion years old.

Astronomers discover oldest star in known universe
The star, with the difficult-to-remember designation SMSS J031300.362670839.3, is likely 13 billion years old.

17

Dec

8 incredible images of dead and dying stars

03

Dec

Winter star clusters dot Milky Way like ornamentsStar clusters are the easiest deep-sky objects for the beginner astronomer to spot, and are seen with binoculars and small telescopes even in light-polluted city skies.

Winter star clusters dot Milky Way like ornaments
Star clusters are the easiest deep-sky objects for the beginner astronomer to spot, and are seen with binoculars and small telescopes even in light-polluted city skies.

30

Sep

4 strange constellations you should see this fallThese aren’t your average star formations.

4 strange constellations you should see this fall
These aren’t your average star formations.