night sky

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‘Steve' Is a Radiant Purple Sky Ribbon That Defies Explanation

A new study confirms that Steve is not generated by particle precipitation. So what is powering this skyglow?
Becky Ferreira
8.21.18
Art

Light Pollution Is No Match for the Milky Way in These Stunning Timelapses

LA filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic ask: What would a sky without stars look like?
Becky Chung
4.16.15
Art

40-Foot Sculpture Reflects New Mexico Stars

Otto Rigan's 11,000 pound, 40-foot-tall steel sculpture greets visitors of Spaceport America.
Becky Chung
3.26.15
Art

The Northern Lights Were Spectacular Last Night

A massive geomagnetic storm put the Northern Lights on full blast for St. Patrick's Day.
Becky Chung
3.18.15
Stuff

How Aboriginal Australians Saw the Stars

First Australians tracked and predicted interstellar movements in highly sophisticated ways, looking up at the night with eyes intriguingly different to our own.
David Allegretti
12.26.14
Film

Watch the Stars Cascade Over Canyons in this Swirling Night Sky Timelapse

Timelapse filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović have created an astrophotography timelapse in the Arizona desert.
Beckett Mufson
11.17.14
Art

Stunning Layered Photos Capture The Passage Of Time In A Single Frame

Matt Molloy's "timestacked" photos capture the inseparability of time’s passing and Earth’s landscapes.
Johnny Magdaleno
6.25.14
Photos

The Confusing Majesty of a Night Sky

Saying this vantage point doesn't really make sense assumes that any image of the solar system is comprehensible.
Ben Richmond
6.20.14
Film

Planetary Panorama Offers 360° View Of The Starry Cosmos

Vincent Brady made this amazing space timelapse "On the cold, dark, sleepless nights under awe-spiring skies."
Zach Sokol
6.19.14
WTF

This Skin Care Company Claims Its Plan to Brighten the Moon 'Is Not a Joke'

A claim we'll file under "dubious."
Ben Richmond
4.18.14
Film

The Night Sky Captured With A Fish Eye Lens Turns Into A Stunning Starry Globe

Stephane Vetter captures the visible night sky in 360 degrees.
Kevin Holmes
11.27.12