SN 2018zd may be a new breed of supernova. Read on to discover how the image behind this story was created.
One of the more philosophical concepts that astronomers have to deal with on an everyday basis is the commingling of space and time in astronomical images. The underlying idea is straightforward. The speed of light is finite. Light from a star or nebula or galaxy takes a measurable amount of time to cross the space... Continue Reading →
This image, the M31 Deep Field, may not look like much. It doesn't have the bold colors and dynamic composition of many Hubble images. Yet it's one of my favorite images because of what we can see if we look a little harder. In fact it shows nothing less than the entire sweep of the... Continue Reading →