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A Laser Beam Towards the Milky Way's Centre

In mid-August 2010 ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky snapped this amazing photo at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. A group of astronomers were observing the centre of the Milky Way using the laser guide star facility at Yepun, one of the four Unit Telescopes.

1400-Year-Old Gingko Tree Sheds a Spectacular Ocean of Golden Leaves

1,400-Year-Old Gingko Tree Sheds a Spectacular Ocean of Golden Leaves

In the Zhongnan mountains of China each fall, this Gingko tree - growing in the courtyard of the Buddhist temple Gu Guangyin - lays down this impressive layer of brightly colored leaves.

Here's a calendar of 2017's astronomical events for sky watchers, many of which can been seen with the naked eye. Keep looking up!

Not funny just interesting. 2017 Astronomical Events Check out our calendar of some of astronomical events for sky watchers. Most of these natural occurrences can be observed with the naked eye but use a pair of binoculars or a telescope for best viewing.

Time-lapse: Space shuttle Endeavour's trek across L.A. [Official] Astronomy Picture of the Day 10-22-2012

A Space Shuttle on the Streets of Los Angeles Credit & Copyright: Bryan Chan, Los Angeles Times; Music: Keeper of the Wind (Eleni Hassabis, Firstcom)

The 17 scariest places on Earth. Dare to live in any one of them for a month for…

The 17 scariest places on Earth. Dare to live in any one of them for a month for 1 Million?

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1984 - Hoboken, New Jersey, May 9 1984. Taken by Philipe Orego. Image shows either a triangular-shaped object or three or more objects flying as a unit.    Taken over the Manhattan skyline. The photograph has been examined by researchers who found no sign of a hoax.

Taken by Felippe Orego showing three lights over the Manhattan skyline, New York, on May

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