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Stunning Solar Eclipse Image Looks Like the Eye of our Solar System

The March 9th total solar eclipse looked stunning at the time . But now a team of researchers has put together an even more impressive image of the solar corona, that makes the event look like something from Lord of the Rings.

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Attila Nagy

April 12th

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Tim Peake Is Capturing Stunning Images of Northern Europe From the ISS

British astronaut Time Peake must be missing home a little, because he’s been taking some incredible images of the UK and northern Europe during his time aboard the International Space Station.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 11th

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DARPA’s Submarine-Destroying Drone Ship Is Called ‘Sea Hunter’

Say hello to Sea Hunter. That’s the new name for DARPA’s autonomous warship, which is designed to seek-and-destory submarines without a crew aboard.

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Attila Nagy

April 8th

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This Is What Earth’s Air Traffic Looks Like From Space

This Is What Earth's Air Traffic Looks Like From Space
Image by ESA/GomSpace

Satellites get a wonderful view of the Earth and since October 2015 one in particular has been tumbling through space while keeping a watchful eye on the planet’s air traffic. This is what it’s seen.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 8th

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Who Needs Light Sabers When Simple Old Flares Look This Good

Eat your heart out, Star Wars. This long-exposure photo shows British Army soldiers being taught how to use the L12A2 para-flare during a training mission earlier this year. It’s quite something to look at.

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Attila Nagy

April 6th

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NASA’s Made 2.95 Million Amazing Images of Earth’s Thermal Emissions Public

Since 1999, NASA’s Terra spacecraft has been capturing amazing images of thermal emissions and radiation across the surface of the planet for Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Now, those images have been made publicly available.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 4th

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A Rocket Launch Seen From the ISS Is as Spectacular as a Comet

Yesterday, Russia launched its autonomous resupply spacecraft Progress into space. The International Space Station passed over the launch site at about the same time, offering the astronauts on board this amazing view.

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Attila Nagy

April 1st

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This Beautiful Mess Is What Happens Around a Bubble When Sound Hits It

Bubbles are delicate little things, which are incredibly sensitive to what goes on around them. And when you hit one with a sound wave, it expands and contacts, creating beautiful patterns in the fluid that surrounds it.

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Jamie Condliffe

March 23rd

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This Is the Last Sun Antarctica Will See for Six Months

Manning the NOAA’s research station at the South Pole is a lonely job at the best of times. But when you’re watching the last sunset for half a year, things have to be feeling particularly bleak.

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Chris Mills

March 21st

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These Are the First-Ever High-Res Images of Naturally Occuring Biological Motors

We’ve known for years now that some bacteria have tails known as flagellum that propel them forwards, but we’ve never managed to take a detailed look at what powers them. These new images, however, reveal how the naturally occurring motors wok.

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Jamie Condliffe

March 15th

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