The Final Frontier

Giant squid (Architeuthis),
found by Japanese researchers in 2006.

Into the depths of sea and space we go to-day!

Leafy Sea Dragon, Phycodurus eques

Explore the Secret Lives of Seahorses at the Monterey Bay Aquarium!
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Cuddlefish, Sepiida
Sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus

Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas

Jellyfish medusa, Medusozoa or Cnidaria

Southern Biscuit star, Tosia australis

Soft coral cave, Fiji

Bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus

Orca whales, Orcinus orca

Lionfish, Pterois

see these and many more high-quality underwater photographs here


The Seahorse of the Large Magellanic Cloud

It may look like a grazing seahorse, but the dark object toward the image right is actually a pillar of smoky dust about 20 light years long. The curiously-shaped dust structure occurs in our neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud, in a star forming region very near the expansive Tarantula Nebula. The energetic nebula is creating a star cluster, NGC 2074, whose center is visible just off the top of the image in the direction of the neck of the seahorse. The representative color image was taken last year by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in honor of Hubble's 100,000th trip around the Earth. As young stars in the cluster form, their light and winds will slowly erode the dust pillars away over the next million years.


JAXA Confirms Solar Sail is Working!

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has confirmed that the solar sail spacecraft IKAROS is indeed being accelerated by photons emitted from the Sun, which means the solar sail really works!


 Symphony of Science goes to the Moon!


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To infinity, and beyond!


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