Asteroid 2014 CU13 will pass about 8 lunar distances (2 million miles or 3 million km) away. Both the Virtual Telescope Project and Slooh will be broadcasting.
If you watch this three-minute long trailer for the new Cosmos without wanting to tune in to the whole series … you are made of sterner stuff than me.
Astronomers have searched for a Planet X for over a century. Now NASA’s WISE mission suggests Planet X will never be found.
For reasons astronomers don’t understand, the rate of fireballs – or bright meteors – goes up by as much as 30% for several weeks around every March equinox.
MIT scientists identify a plasma plume that naturally protects the Earth against high-energy solar activity.
Asteroid P/2013 R3 has been caught in the act of breaking into pieces. This is the first time astronomers have seen an asteroid break up.
For the second time in two days, an asteroid is sweeping safely through the Earth-moon system. How to watch online.
Light speed is about 300,000 kilometers per second (186,000 miles per second), so this black hole is spinning almost unbelievably fast.
Red dwarfs make up at least three quarters of the stars in the universe. A new study suggests that virtually all red dwarfs have planets orbiting them.
The streaks emanating from this galaxy are hot young stars, encased in wispy streams of gas torn away from the galaxy as it moves through space.
The Mars Curiosity rover is making its way toward the base of Mount Sharp, which is the central peak in the martian Gale Crater.
A word about our Milky Way galaxy within the Local Group, and the Virgo Cluster and Supercluster.
“This movie aims to … inspire more astrophotographers residing in heavily light polluted cities to unveil the beauty of the elusive Milky Way galaxy.” – Justin Ng
In March 2014, Jupiter pops out at nightfall. Mars and Saturn are rising earlier. Venus remains a brilliant morning object. Mercury is also up before dawn.
In theory, the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope would be able to see objects on Earth as small as 0.3 meters (30 centimeters). Is this possible?
Mercury has returned to the east before dawn. It’ll have a long apparition extending through April. Start watching Mercury now, and enjoy it for a month!
In nearly all months, the moon goes through all four major phases – new, first quarter, full, last quarter. February 2014 doesn’t have a new moon.
Analysis of the supernova discovered last month is suggesting to Berkeley scientists that what we think of as ‘normal’ supernovae behavior is actually unusual.
Only night owls and early birds can see Saturn this month. By April, Saturn will rise into the evening sky before your bedtime. Viewing tips and charts inside.
The zodiacal light is an eerie light extending up from the horizon. No matter where you are on Earth, springtime or autumn is the best time to see it.