Tag: astronomy

  • Halloween in space

    Halloween in space

    There are not only creepy aliens in space (where no one can hear you scream). There are also monster-shaped galaxies. Thanks to NASA.

  • Astronomical optical illusion

    Astronomical optical illusion

    V838 Monoceroti Expansion (Hubble) It wasn’t anything interesting until it happened but the star V838 Monoceroti, which had simply sat in obscurity, flared up in 2002 to become 600,000 more luminous than our own Sun. It didn’t take long for the star to fade back into the darkness but the Hubble Space Telescope managed to…