Astrophotographer Tyler Allred took this amazing new image of the Andromeda Galaxy, which just appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Today's new space porn also includes Jupiter's shrinking spot, digitally-restored moon pics, and an exoplanet.
Here's an old picture of Jupiter's famous red spot, taken by the Voyager spacecraft. According to scientists at U.C. Berkeley, the spot shrunk about one kilometer a day, between 1996 and 2006. We don't know exactly why it's shrinking - or why it changes colors - but it's a storm, and storms have a natural growth and disintegration rate, say scientists.
Meanwhile, it turns out the earliest photographed exoplanet was back in 1998 - a new technique stripped out starlight from a 1998 image to reveal a previously unknown planet orbiting the distant star HR8799. Here's a lovely artist's impression, with the actual image as an inset:
Drones are cool. I'm a little envious that this generation has got cooler toys than mine. Thankfully, they're not for kids, they're for adults! This South Park clip shows just how scary drones can be. Read more
Maxis just unveiled its Midnight Express. A way to avoid the insane queues and get the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus online instead. Because crowds are smelly and annoying, the Midnight Express will deliver the phone to your doorstep. Read more
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