Justin Ng of Singapore contributed this beautiful photo of the Magellanic Clouds, taken from Mount Bromo, an active volcano in Indonesia.
Bottlenose dolphins in Africa use signature whistles to identify each other, similar to the way humans use names, say scientists.
You’ll see the Small Magellanic Cloud from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere. It’s even farther to the south than its larger cousin, the the Large Magellanic Cloud . These two hazy patches in the southern sky are really separate galaxies from our Milky Way. They are satellite galaxies to the Milky Way, orbiting around it. Follow the links inside to learn more about the Small Magellanic Cloud.
The star Omicron Ceti – aka Mira – in the constellation Cetus varies in brightness like clockwork over 11 months. That’s why, for centuries, stargazers have called it Mira the Wonderful.
My first encounters with cranberries were in the form of cranberry sauce, specifically the canned variety. But cranberries are more than just a holiday condiment.
Wow! A fearsome ice king! Outer lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan on Friday night.
This month, Mars is lighting up early evening. Mars is near the moon November 24-26. Meanwhile, bright Jupiter is out from midnight until dawn. Mercury and Saturn in sun’s glare in late November. Have you seen Venus yet?
Larry Koehn of the wonderful website shadowandsubstance.com dropped us a note today about his newest astronomy animation. It shows the much-anticipated upcoming apparition of the sky’s brightest planet – Venus – in the evening sky in late 2014 and 2015.