In recent decades, astronomers and Trekkies had fun speculating on what might serve as Spock’s home star. Many settled on 40 Eridani A, about 16 light-years away. Now a Vulcan-esque planet has been found for this star!
By Deborah Byrd in Astronomy Essentials | Moon Phases|4 months ago
In modern times, as astrophotographer Thierry Legault proved in 2013, it’s possible to capture a moon in a photograph at the instant the moon is new. What about young moon sightings using only your eye? The youngest moons, here.