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Laniakea: Our home supercluster

Our home planet, Earth, circles the sun. The sun, our star, is but one of billions of stars in the Milky Way, our home galaxy... and beyond that? Where on the map of the cosmos is the Milky Way? For the first time, we...

The Solar System — our home in space

Take a trip through The Solar System — our home in space in this Kurzgesagt animation by information designer Philipp Dettmer.

How our Earth and solar system were formed

How our Earth and solar system were formed, from The Universe With Stephen Hawking - The Story of Everything. (Narrated by Stephen Hawking and Benedict Cumberbatch.)

Alien Matter in the Solar System

“Alien matter" detected by a NASA spacecraft orbiting Earth shows that the chemical make-up of our solar system differs from that of the surrounding galaxy. 

Night Time Lapse of Comet Lovejoy

Night Time Lapse of Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) rising above the Andes near Santiago de Chile, 23rd December 2011, just before sunrise. Set of 4 sequences taken with different lenses “...

Landscapes: Volume Two

Landscapes: Volume Two — the second of three, with notes here — features stunning images of Arizona and Utah, including time lapse skies filled with stars. Via @brainpicker. 

Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds from Western Australia

There’s no sound and it’s short. But it’s sweet and should be watched full screen: Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds from Western Australia, by Colin Legg.