Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest attracts out-of-this-world images

When photographers explore the final frontier for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, the sky is literally the limit. The contest's shortlist includes a gallery of inspiring shots.

Photographer captures time-lapse video of a rare phenomenon at the Grand Canyon

The Skyglow Project photographers may be known for their astrophotography, but this time lapse of cloud inversion is pretty incredible, too. Watch as hot air traps clouds inside the Grand Canyon.

This image search database is out of this world with 140,000-plus NASA photos

Looking for a photo that is out of this world just got simpler with NASA's new searchable media database of photos, video, and audio. The new search engine offers simpler searching over the previous option.

Think science can be art? The Hubble Telescope thinks so with its new gallery

On Friday, the Hubble Space Telescope organization announced a traveling gallery of images from the telescope. The gallery, which includes photos as well as paintings and sculptures, will be coming to the U.S. at a later date.

NASA built an infrared sensor inspired by the eyes of a moth

In designing its new high-sensitivity infrared camera, NASA engineers looked to nature for inspiration. After disappointing tests with carbon nano tubes, they built a silicon-based sensor that mimics the structure of a moth’s eye.

Photo op: The biggest supermoon in 30 years is coming in 2 weeks

In just two weeks, the moon will be the closest to Earth its been since January 1948 and the closest it will be until November 25, 2034. Don't forget to get away from city lights to get the best possible shot.

To boldly go: Massive array of Canon lenses discovers new galaxies

While any photographer would be happy with just a single copy of Canon's 400mm f/2.8, a small team of astronomers required a few more: 48 to be exact. That's $480,000 worth of glass for a "small side project," and it helped find new…

Modified camera creates clear pictures of the sky thanks to cooling mechanism

Long exposures heat up a sensor and introduce more noise -- this modified Nikon D5500 designed for shooting the night sky solves the issue with a cooling back. That modification comes at a pretty hefty price tag, however.

Tiny1, a camera for capturing the night sky with ease and clarity, is now on Indiegogo

The Tiny1 is the first consumer camera designed for astronomy, according to its creator. The compact device has the capability of capturing the night sky, with the ease of a point-and-shoot.
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CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is behind U2’s tour art

The stunning imagery created for the band's tour by artist Jeff Frost is actually time-lapse footage from CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The message behind the dizzying array of colors is meant to be the "neural net of humanity,"

Travelling across the universe with astrophotographer Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor is an accomplished photographer who specializes in capturing the night sky and the heavenly bodies of stars, planets, meteors, and far galaxies. He talks about why he prefers to shoot in darkness, and how he does it.