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Two ISS astronauts will perform the 1st spacewalk of 2017 on Friday, January 6. Live TV coverage starts at 5:30 a.m. EST (1030 UTC). The spacewalk begins at 7 a.m. EST (1200 UTC).
Your eyes aren’t always telling the truth, thanks to your brain. Fun video from the guys at AsapSCIENCE.
Snap a pic, and the (free) Merlin Bird Photo ID app will identify the bird. Once downloaded, it can go anywhere bird-watchers go, even places without cell service or Wi-Fi.
Answers to commonly asked questions about seeing one of nature’s wonders: the aurora borealis or northern lights.
Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643. His insights laid a foundation for our modern understanding of celestial motion, light and gravity.
Happy birthday January babies! Your birthstone is the garnet.
We celebrate the New Year on January 1 for reasons that are mainly historical, not astronomical. And yet nature cooperates to make January 1 a satisfying time to start anew.
Ceres was the first asteroid ever discovered, in 1801, and it’s still the largest body in the asteroid belt. Nowadays, we call it a dwarf planet, and a spacecraft has been orbiting it!
This year’s Chinese New Year starts January 28, 2017, and rings in the Year of the Rooster. Gong Xi Fa Ca, y’all.
Delay those New Year’s plans. World timekeepers will add a leap second just before midnight on December 31, 2016.
Moon, Jupiter, Spica January 18-20 before dawn
Solar system montage