Tag: astronomy

Original Flash Fiction: “Falling Stars”

Do you remember the time we got lost within the nebula? You sneezed cosmic dust for a week and the helium made our voices sound like aliens. I was worried, but you made me laugh and forget. “Oh no, we’re doomed!” You kept saying in that ridiculous, high pitched voice until you laughed as hard ...

Van Gogh Painting or Newly Processed Images of Jupiter?

NASA’s Juno mission has been sending raw images of Jupiter in a series of flybys since July 2016. The mission has relied on the public to process and edit and even get creative with these raw images from the JunoCam. So far, that delivery has resulted in something quite unique and beautiful since their first ...

Beautiful Celestial Maps from the 1700s

“The Atlas Celeste de Flamsteed” contains early mappings of many well known constellations and stars that we are familiar with today. John Flamsteed was an English astronomer in the late 1600s, who became the first Astronomer Royal under King Charles II. Flamsteed spent his life looking at the heavens and documenting over 3000 stars for ...