The Northern Lights in Alaska

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Lightning strikes in Tornado Alley, the area of the U.S. where tornadoes are most frequent

The lightning capital of the world gets struck 603 times per square mile every year

The lightning capital of the world gets struck 603 times per square mile every…

If an evening of stargazing is on your summer bucket list, the month of June might be the time to cross it off.

Saturn Is at Its Brightest—Here’s How to See It

Paradise Bay was one of the last stops on the G Adventures tour I took to Antarctica in January. It was absolutely the best location we had for viewing sea ice. I feel the need to note that the blue colors you see in many of the images was not manipulated. The blues were literally that deep in color.

Photo Essay - Paradise Bay, Antarctica

Paradise Bay was one of the last stops on the G Adventures tour I took to Antarctica in January. It was absolutely the best location we had for viewing sea ice. I feel the need to note that the blue colors you see in many of the images was not manipulated. The blues were literally that deep in color.

Mark your calendar for August 21, 2017. Oregon will be one of the best places in the world to view a rare solar eclipse. http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2016/06/rare_solar_eclipse_coming_to_o.html

Rare solar eclipse coming to Oregon in 2017, hotels already booked

Rare solar eclipse coming to Oregon in hotels already booked

Why the total solar eclipse that’ll cross Oregon on August 21, 2017 is such a big deal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWBWR2kB1xQ

OMSI director of space science education Jim Todd is one of the state’s go-to experts for explaining the total solar eclipse that’ll cross Oregon on August

Rare solar eclipse coming in 2017 http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2016/06/rare_solar_eclipse_coming_to_o.html

Rare solar eclipse coming to Oregon in 2017, hotels already booked

Rare solar eclipse coming to Oregon in hotels already booked

Images captured by NASA's Hubble Telescope have captured the intensity and scale of the planet's auroras, which are larger than earth and never stop churning. Photos courtesy of NASA/ESA.

Massive, never-ending auroras, photographed on Jupiter

The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the greatest achievements in the history of mankind. The Hubble Telescope has cost approximately six billion dollars and has been worth every penny. It was launched in and since then has orbited

NASA space images: Pluto's close-up surface photos http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2016/06/plutos_close-up_surface_photos.html#0

Pluto's close-up surface photos from New Horizons

The nitrogen ice glaciers on Pluto appear to carry an intriguing cargo: numerous, isolated hills that may be fragments of water ice from Pluto’s surrounding uplands.

WATCH: NASA observatory satellite video shows Mercury passing in front of the sun

On Monday, May Mercury can be seen passing across the face of the sun. This is called a "transit," and happens a little more often than on.

Our Earth is a place full of pretty wonders, small and large, all ultimately as ephemeral as these clouds. Here, our own friendly piece of the cosmos - the Sun - lights up the clouds for a spectacular light show in Central Oregon. All these cloud shots were taken in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.   Date: July 25, 2017; Focal length: 24mm; Exposure: 1/100 seconds; Aperture: f7.1; ISO: 640; Mount: None; Camera body: Canon EOS-1D Mark III; Lens: Canon 24-105mm…

How to photograph the night sky

Here are a few recent photographs of Oregon and Washington skies, as well as an explainer for how to take your own.

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