Is this cool or what? Time lapse from ISS astronaut Tim Peake.
During the Great Meteor Procession of February 9, 1913, bright meteors were seen to cross the sky on stately, nearly identical paths.
This year’s Chinese New Year starts February 8, 2016, and rings in the Year of the Monkey. Gong Xi Fa Ca, y’all.
Scott Fausti talks with EarthSky’s Ben Duval about the potential future of corn agriculture and its implications for environmental sustainability.
NASA TV will broadcast live coverage of a 5.5-hour spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts aboard ISS beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET (1230 UTC) Wednesday.
Groundhog Day – a celebration with its roots in astronomy – comes every year on February 2. It’s the year’s first “cross-quarter” day.
Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions after being strapped on the outside of the International Space Station for 18 months.
Because shuttle launches had become routine after 24 successful missions, those watching found the explosion difficult to believe until NASA confirmed the accident.
A fake image ran in APOD a few days ago, but this video of an International Space Station transit across the face of Saturn looks real.
The American Meteor Society has over 100 reports of a bright meteor seen in broad daylight over southeastern U.S. on Sunday. How to report it, if you saw it, here.
There were no reports of injuries, but the powerful earthquake left a fair amount of cleanup to do, plus some frightened people in Alaska.
“What we have seen this past year will likely be routine in about 15 years, although regionally the details will vary considerably,” says climate expert Kevin Trenberth.
Age of Aquarius begins when vernal equinox point moves out of constellation Pisces and into Aquarius. There’s no definitive answer as to when that will be.
In some systems of astrology, signs of the Zodiac remain fixed relative to seasonal markers, such as the equinox and solstice points on the sky’s dome.
Here it is! A flower grown on the International Space station blooms.
MIRA Public Observatory and Studio Brussels say they have ‘registered a constellation’ named for the late, beloved rock musician. Hmm, says astronomer Guy Ottewell.
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Researchers found that extreme heat and drought between 1964 and 2007 account for about a 10% decline in global cereal crop production.
Like all Antarctic journeys in the early 1900s, the search for magnetic south was grueling. The outcome was unclear, but the effort is still remembered.
Two International Space Station (ISS) astronauts will perform the first spacewalk of the year on Friday. NASA TV will air the spacewalk live. Coverage starts at 6:30 a.m., with spacewalk scheduled to begin at 7:55 a.m.