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New Method Aids Search for Dazzling Alien Worl…

New Method Aids Search for Dazzling Alien Worlds:

mindblowingscience:

A group of astronomers is using a new method to search for hard to spot alien planets: By measuring the difference between the amount of light coming from the planets’ daysides and nightsides, astronomers have spotted 60 new worlds thus far.

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Neptune in infrared

Neptune in infrared

Hubble views a supermassive black hole burping…

Hubble views a supermassive black hole burping — twice

celestialreconnaissance: Swirls of Jupiter …

celestialreconnaissance:

Swirls of Jupiter

Jupiter is a very stormy, turbulent, violent planet. The planet completes a day (or one complete rotation) within roughly 10 hours, which creates massive winds, producing these swirls, and violent storms. The fast rotation coupled with the fact that the planet is nothing but gas greatly multiplies the Coriolis effect. Earth too has a Coriolis effect, this creates the characteristic hurricane shapes and also contributes to the fact that storms will spin the opposite direction in different hemispheres. Luckily, our rotation is slower – our storms are less frequent and less violent than they would be if our days were shorter.

The above images come from the recent Juno mission by NASA.

astronomyblog: Saturn, rings and moons seen b…

astronomyblog:

Saturn, rings and moons seen by the Cassini spacecraft wow!

Image credit: NASA/JPL (original video)

astronomyblog: This image of Jupiter was tak…

astronomyblog:

This image of Jupiter was taken by Juno on December 16 and then processed by citizen scientist David Marriott.

Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / David Marriott 

A gargantuan collision

A gargantuan collision

Clouds of Andromeda

Clouds of Andromeda

Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027 from Hubble

Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027 from Hubble

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