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Parkes Observatory: Extraterrestrial messages or microwave noodles?

Strange signals picked up by the radio telescope pointed towards the stars in Parkes, Australia have a rather more mundane origin.

By April 12, 2015


Hot shots from NASA's Earth Observatory show a changing planet (pictures)

Each year NASA's Earth Observatory picks enlightening or incredible images of our planet taken from space and has the public vote on them in Tournament: Earth. Here are Crave's favorites.

16 Images By March 24, 2015


NASA's solar observatory marks 100 millionth image

The Solar Dynamics Observatory celebrates five years of sun-worshipping by releasing its impressive 100 millionth image of our closest star.

By January 20, 2015


Chandra Observatory reveals the awesome might of the black hole

One of the most powerful black holes in the observable universe has been revealed by NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

By January 23, 2014


Galaxies and auroras glow in glorious winning photos

Our complex universe gets to show off in a spectacular series of winning photos from the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.

By September 18, 2015


Earth and moon 'double photobomb' of the sun is a NASA rarity

For the first time ever, the Earth and moon pair up to get in the way of the Solar Dynamic Observatory's view of the sun.

By September 15, 2015


Dainty dwarf galaxy spills secrets about the early universe

A faint dwarf galaxy neighbouring the Milky Way has been photographed in the highest resolution yet, helping provide valuable information about the early universe.

By September 16, 2015


Triple thrill: Satellite sees three solar eclipses in one day

The sun-gazing Proba-2 satellite had an action-packed day in which it witnessed a partial solar eclipse three times over.

By September 14, 2015


Blue giants create Prawn Nebula's spectacular glow

Two rare blue stars ionise the gas in the Prawn Nebula, allowing it to emit its own light.

By September 3, 2015


The best way to see the epic 2015 Perseid meteor shower as it peaks

One of the most spectacular night sky shows of the year is here, and the pesky moon isn't around this time to spoil it. Here's how to take it in.

By August 12, 2015