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:
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Fancy putting your drone to another use other than spying? Drone n base is the world's first multiplayer race and battle drone game with palm sized drones. It uses a unique combination of drones and interactive ground bases as the core of the game. Check out how it works in the video below: Read more
If you've watched Pixar's Inside Out, you'll get a feature-film animated view of how memories we make are formed, and lost. Here, this video does somewhat the same but not as cute but chock full with science instead. Check it out: Read more