Mars will look good in Earth's skies over the next few days -- but not this good. To get a view this amazing, a spacecraft had to actually visit the red planet. Running across the image center, though, is one the largest canyons in the Solar System. NamedValles Marineris, the grand valley extends over 3,000 kilometers long, spans as much as 600 kilometers across, and delves as much as 8 kilometers deep. By comparison, the Earth's Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA is 800 kilometers
Explanation: This sharp telescopic field of view holds two bright galaxies. Barred spiral NGC 5101 (top right) and nearly edge-on system NGC 5078 are separated on the sky by about 0.5 degrees or about the apparent width of a full moon. Found within the boundaries of the serpentine constellation Hydra, both are estimated to be around 90 million light-years away and similar in size to our own large Milky Way galaxy. In fact, if they both lie at the same distance their projected
Our students from Moscow, Gleb Nevraev and Lyudmila Lakiza have become the winners of the Russian youth science competition "Vernadsky Readings"! Gleb and Lyudmila presented their paper named “Discovery of new variable stars in Antlia constellation with the remote telescope in Australia” with the assistance of Denis Denisenko. They had been selected from 20+ works submitted to the Astronomy section during the preliminary round.
Only six papers were accepted for the second r