The Milky Way And Lightning Careening Over Greece

Milky Way Lightning Over Greece

Source: NASA

Part of NASA’s “Astronomy Picture of the Day” series, the photo above blurs the properties of Earth and the celestial Milky Way, as in its presentation it’s difficult to discern which body is doling out the lightning near Greece’s Corfu island. Either way, it’s a stellar shot.

The Surreal Sand Dunes Of Mars

Surreal Sand Dunes Mars

Source: NASA, http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100119.html

Photographed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, what may look like trees is something else entirely. They’re simply brownish sand streaks cascading down melting sand dunes covered in frost.

Four Incredible Facts About Our Solar System

Dwarf Planets: Miniature in size, large in number

After the Pluto “planet or not” debacle a few years back, the celestial mass that had once claimed a spot as the ninth planet in our solar system was reclassified as a dwarf planet. Before planets were classified as dwarf planets, many astronomers attempted to classify every planet they discovered as a main planet. Had that system stuck, students would have well over twenty planets to remember today.

Jupiter’s Vast Ocean Of Hydrogen

Solar System Facts Jupiter

Source: NWC

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