Saturn is the least noticeable of the bright planets. But not this month. With Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Mars near the sun, Saturn rules in August, 2015.
Following New Horizons’ history-making sweep past Pluto on July 14, 2015, the mission has released maps of Pluto and Charon with preliminary designations for the features found on these distant worlds. A month ago, we’d never seen these worlds as more than blurry balls, and now we have maps of their surfaces! Amazing.
How often do we have a Blue Moon in July? For the answer, you have to look to a concept from astronomy and calendar studies, at what’s called the Metonic cycle.
California’s accumulated “rain debt” is now equal to an average full year of precipitation, according to a new NASA study.
Popular astronomy website and nation’s largest federation of astronomy clubs have joined forces to to bring the night sky’s wonder, beauty, and mystery to the public.
Artist’s concept of first-ever earthly space probe to impact a comet’s surface. Learn more about this mission, and see an actual image of the impact itself, inside this post.
The newest video from AsapSCIENCE is for dog lovers. That is, for everyone!
Blue Moon coming! As seen in the photo above by Patrick Casaert, the moon has been waxing to full this week. Patrick used a blue filter to create his moon photo, and if you see the moon in tonight’s sky, you’ll see it’s nearly full … but not at all blue in color. Yet, as the second full moon for the month of July, many will call it a Blue Moon.
A new report published in The Lancet finds that “tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.”
The brown dwarf LSR J1835+3259 has now been found to have a powerful aurora, the first aurora seen beyond our solar system and the most powerful aurora ever seen. This aurora is 10,000 times more powerful than any astronomers have witnessed before.