Raw: NASA Ultra HD Video of Aurora Borealis

NASA used 4k ultra-high definition technology to release vibrant video of the Aurora Borealis, created with time-lapses shot from the International Space Station.


Carnival of Space

Welcome to the 317th Carnival of Space.  Once again, it’s Urban Astronomers turn to scour the Internet for news and articles on space science and astronomy and bring them together into one place.  We’ve had a lot of submissions this week, so let’s cut straight to the chase:

From the Chandra X-ray space telescope’s official blog we have an article titledToo Hot to Swallow: New Chandra results help explain why gas near the Milky Way‘s supermassive black hole is so faint in X-rays.
Tranquility Base asks “How would space law would treat asylum requests?” This post tells the true story of Soyuz 38, and asks a hypothetical question inspired by that mission.
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