The Hubble Telescope discovered a fourth and fifth moon orbiting dwarf planet Pluto in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Now you can vote on what astronomers will name them. Advertisements
From the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory, a beautiful clip of the transit of Venus:
Transit of Venus, a photo by rbabiera on Flickr. One of my favorite setups from the Transit of Venus event at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium.
The Astronomy Picture of the Day for May 30 shows the moon’s shadow during the annular solar eclipse earlier this month. Very cool! http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120530.html
From Wired, “Time-Lapse Starscape Videos Show Heavens in Motion”: “The night sky seems unchanging to the naked eye, but beauty is hidden beyond the limits of unaided human perception.” Take a look at these beautiful videos. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/02/night-sky-time-lapse/
Courtesy of Wired.com and Wired Science, here are some beautiful astronomy photos. Super Space: Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Photo Winners | Wired Science | Wired.com.