On 13 June 2021, the Hubble Space Telescope’s payload computer unexpectedly came to a halt. After more than a month of hard work to bring it back, the team has succeeded and our “window to the universe” is back in business. It even took its first two photos since the repair, and NASA shared them with the world to celebrate Hubble’s great comeback.
This insane timelapse shows the volatility of the Sun’s surface over a 10 hour period
Getting a decent photograph of the sun which shows the incredible level of normally invisible detail of its surface is extremely difficult. Shooting a whole mess of them over the course of 10 hours and turn them into a cohesive timelapse is downright impossible for most of us. But for astrophotographer Deddy Dayag, it’s a passion he’s been pursuing for a while now.
Deddy regularly posts his new work to YouTube and the results are just gorgeous. Deddy spoke with DIYP to tell us more about the gear he uses to shoot the timelapses and in particular his latest video, which offers a stunningly unique insight into the sun’s surface activity.
Happy 30th birthday, Hubble: NASA adds 30 breathtaking new photos to its Hubble collection
Despite five repair missions it has gone through, the Hubble telescope has made it to the age of 30. NASA already share the stunning photo it took on its birthday back in April, but the celebration isn’t over yet. To mark Hubble’s 30th anniversary, NASA has added 30 more breathtaking photos to the already impressive collection.
This stunning video shows the best global map of Mars shot from Earth’s surface
There are plenty of epic astrophotos that were taken from Earth. Sometimes even from a photographer’s backyard. Astronomer Jean-Luc Dauvergne visited Pic du Midi observatory in the French Pyrenees and took some photos of Mars. As a result, he created “the best global map of Mars” shot from the surface of our planet.
This crazy telescope-camera combo raises almost $2 million on Kickstarter
Perhaps you remember this 550MP image of the Carina Nebula shot through a consumer telescope named Stellina. Well, let me introduce you to Vespera, a more compact and powerful version of Stellina made by Vaonis. This hybrid of a smart telescope and a camera has been insanely successful on Kickstarter, and it has raised almost $2 million so far. So if you’re into astrophotography, I believe this could be an interesting piece of gear for you.
This is the first-ever photo of two exoplanets orbiting around their Sun
A few weeks ago, The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) captured a groundbreaking image. For the first time ever, we can see not one, but two exoplanets orbiting a star similar to our Sun.
This picture of Saturn was taken with a Samsung Galaxy S10
The sky above us hides so much beauty we can’t see with the naked eye. But even a consumer telescope reveals a whole new perspective. Josh Rabener recently got one, and he managed to capture Saturn and its recognizable rings. What’s particularly interesting is that he did it with his smartphone.
NASA celebrates Hubble’s 30th birthday with this gorgeous image of starbirth
On 24 April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope started its journey, when the space shuttle Discovery and its five-astronaut crew took it from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was deployed into Earth orbit a day later and has been taking magnificent photos of space ever since. The photo Hubble took on its 30th birthday is nothing less impressive than others, and it shows the incredible beauty of starbirth.
NASA’s new tool lets you see what Hubble captured on your birthday
Hubble Space Telescope was launched in April 1990, which means that it celebrates its 30th birthday this month. To mark this anniversary, NASA has added a fun feature to its website. By entering your date of birth, you can find out which stunning image Hubble captured on your birthday.
Here is the most detailed photo of the sun ever taken
The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) has produced the highest resolution image of the Sun’s surface ever taken. The world’s largest solar telescope captured the staggering amount of detail on the star’s turbulent surface. And for the first time ever, we can see the features of areas as small as 30km (18 miles).
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