science/space/topics/astronomy

Image Gallery - Striking Galaxy Images

The Universe is incredibly large. Vast empty stretches of space are dotted with a wide array of galaxies – huge cities of stars, each containing hundreds of billions of suns. Take a look at some of the most visually striking and profound galactic images.
An Examination of HII Regions

An Examination of HII Regions

Clouds of ionized hydrogen are commonly found in spiral and irregular galaxies. These fascinating regions in space consist of thousands of stars. Find out what they are, how they are formed and what their eventual fate is.
Astronomy in Ancient Mesopotamia

Astronomy in Ancient Mesopotamia

Astronomy in Ancient Mesopotamia was as much a mixture of religion and astrology as it was a science, but its methods had a significant influence on later Western astronomers.
Destination Jupiter!  The New Jupiter Probe

Destination Jupiter! The New Jupiter Probe

On August 5, Juno began a five year flight to Jupiter. On arrival, it will spend a year making measurements of the gas giant’s magnetic, gravity and radiation fields. It will measure the water in the atmosphere and other atmospheric components. The goal—is our theory of planet formation correct?
Discovering the Intriguing Titania of Uranus

Discovering the Intriguing Titania of Uranus

Titania is one of the largest and most distant moons of our Solar System. Its existence arouses mystery and wonder since no specific mission has ever studied this beautiful and largest moon of Uranus and very little is known about it.