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This is the Best Photo Ever Shot of a Star Other Than Our Sun


Astronomers using the ESO Very Large Telescope have created the most detailed photo ever of a star other than our own Sun. The subject of the photo is the supergiant Antares, visible to the unaided eye in the constellation Scorpius. “To the unaided eye the famous, bright star Antares shines ...

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Is This Eclipse Photo #FakeNews?


Much ado about nothing or a serious ethical breach of photojournalistic norms? A debate emerged on Facebook when freelancer and Pulitzer Prize winner Ken Geiger’s image appeared in the National Geographic Instagram feed and in a slideshow on the NatGeo website. The image was a composite of multiple images created ...

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NASA Just Ordered 53 Nikon D5 DSLRs


NASA just placed a hefty order for 53 unmodified Nikon D5 DSLRs. The cameras currently cost about $6,500 each, so if NASA paid full retail price for each camera, they just spent at least $344,500 on this purchase. NASA’s 2017 budget is $19.5 billion, so the agency just dropped about ...

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Deepest Fish Ever Caught on Camera Spotted 5 Miles Under the Sea


Japanese researchers have released photos and videos of the deepest fish ever captured on camera. The snailfish was found in the Mariana Trench at a depth of 8,178m (~5.08 miles) and filmed with 4K cameras. The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) writes that this record-breaking footage beats ...

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