Month: October 2018
Planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft out of fuel, ending mission
Aurora provides spectacle, and Insight photography award
France’s Nicolas Lefaudeux won top honours in the 2018 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition’s aurorae category with this view of a gossemar-like auroral band above Sirkka, Finland, a view that lasted about one minute and gave the impression of speeding toward a greenish horizon.
Parker probe now closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft
IAU recommends renaming Hubble’s law to include Lemaître
An X-ray ‘cold front’ in Perseus galaxy cluster
A dust-strewn starscape wins Insight photography award
It looks like volcanic activity on Mars – but it’s not
A swarm of robots assembled to detect effects of dark energy
A mesmerising – and award winning – image of the Sun in eclipse
French photographer Nicolas Lefaudeux captured this remarkable view of the August 2017 solar eclipse from Unity, Oregon, showing the mesmerising streamers of the Sun’s corona extending outward more than 30 solar radii. The photo won first prize in the “Our Sun” category of the 2018 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.