Giant Bow Shock in Space

Bow Shock Wave Around A Star

Bow Shock Wave Around A Star

The beautiful image above shows a giant bow shock wave in space around a young star.  The name of the star is LL Ori and it is located in one of our favorite locations in space – the Orion Nebula.

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Snow Rollers – Rare Weather Phenomenon

Snow Roller

Snow Roller

Rare Snow Rollers formed throughout portions of Ohio and Pennsylvania during a particularly windy winter storm on January 27, 2014.  Now I know that we normally post articles that are related to space and the universe, but this weather phenomenon is so rare I had to write about it!  What makes it even better is that it happened right here at the world headquarters of Outer Space Universe.  Snow Rollers very rarely form here. In fact, I’ve never seen them before!

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Facts About Jupiter

The Planet Jupiter

The Planet Jupiter

I thought it was about time we talked about Jupiter.  Jupiter is, after all, the biggest planet in our Solar System.  In fact, it’s almost big enough to be a star!  Let’s explore some facts about Jupiter.

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New Stars Being Formed in the Prawn Nebula

The Prawn Nebula

New Stars Being Formed: The Prawn Nebula

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to witness new stars being formed?  This image recently released by the European Southern Observatory, gives us a stunning new view of a stellar nursery.  Named the Prawn Nebula or IC 4628, this immense region of space is loaded with all the ingredients needed to form new stars – and it’s happening right before our very eyes!

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NML Cygni – The Largest Star We Currently Know of in the Universe

Large Red Star

You probably know that our Sun is a star.  You also probably know that it is much larger than our own planet, Earth – in fact, you could fit around 1,000,000 Earth’s into the sun!  But – do you know which star is largest star we currently know of?

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