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:
Drifiting R/C cars isn't something new but it's still something you'll want to check out. After all, this is next-level stuff. Filmed by Kuma Films at the WARU circuit in Japan, check out the video below. Read more
Wireless charging is becoming more mainstream and IKEA is now adding that feature to its furniture. The company announced a new lineup of desks, bedside tables and lamps that will come with Qi wireless charging technology built-in this coming April. Read more