I'm a graphic designer and space blogger living in Rhode Island. My love of astronomy and space exploration has driven me to create LightsInTheDark.com, a blog about the exploration of our amazing solar system. I also write for Universe Today.
Using the modern version of a 150 year-old technique, NASA has photographed an incredible view of an aircraft's sonic boom.
It what could soon be called 'Cloudgate,' 'leaked' emails appear to discuss structures in Pluto’s already hazy atmosphere as clouds.
In case you didn't know, a huge -- like, on a galactic scale -- cloud of gas is currently speeding toward our galaxy at 700,000 mph.
Although its job is to search for powerful energies emanated by distant cosmic objects, a space observatory recently turned its eye toward Earth and saw our home planet's aurora glowing brightly with powerful X-rays.
In a decidedly wintry-looking scene, frost-filled fractures fills a crater near the north pole of Mars -- as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
After more than eleven years orbiting Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made its last-ever targeted flyby of Enceladus, the big little moon that has intrigued scientists with its southern ice geysers since Cassini first spotted them in 2005.
It's not in a galaxy far, far away or even another star system -- this alien world is right in our planetary backyard, a mere 900 million miles away in orbit around Saturn.
The Japanese space agency JAXA has released a confirmation that their Venus mission Akatsuki did indeed enter orbit at Venus on Dec. 7 (JST) -- and this is the view from orbit.
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