The Lyrid meteor shower in late April is next!
You might see a lot or you might not see many, but if you stay in the house, you won’t see any.
International Dark Sky Week runs April 20-26, 2014. Learn how to help celebrate and preserve the beauty of the night.
A mid-level flare burst from the sun on April 18. This image, from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. shows the flare as a bright spot on the sun.
In the middle of little-known nebula Gum 41, brilliant hot young stars are giving off energetic radiation that causes the surrounding hydrogen to glow red.
Have you ever noticed the Big Dipper in van Gogh’s Starry Night over the Rhone?
The first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of another star has been confirmed. The new planet, dubbed Kepler-186f, was discovered using NASA’s Kepler telescope.
Vitamin B3 – a vitamin essential to metabolism – might have been made in space and delivered to Earth by meteorites.
New Hubble image shows objects ranging from cosmic near neighbors to objects seen in the early years of the universe.
The Lyrid meteor shower’s peak morning is April 22, but you might see meteors before that date since we’re crossing the Lyrid meteor stream from about April 16 to 25.
Astronomers have identified galaxies where a central black hole just disrupted and ‘ate’ a star. It’s like a black hole putting up a sign that says: Here I am.
Researchers say that exotic hadrons -particles made up of two quarks and two anti-quarks – actually exist.
Monday’s eclipse marks the beginning of a special eclipse series known as a tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row, with no partial eclipses in between. The next one is October 8.
A small icy object within the rings of Saturn might be a brand new moon in the process of being born.
Beautiful images of the ‘Blood Moon’ total lunar eclipse of April 14-15, 2014.
Seen from Earth, stars twinkle while planets shine steadily. Why?
A total eclipse moon has to happen at full moon. Outer planets are always near the full moon in their month of opposition. Mars reached opposition April 8 …
A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – begins on the night of April 14-15. People are calling it a Blood Moon eclipse. Here’s why.
Some books say the upcoming series of eclipses is a harbinger of dire events. Jay Ryan, astronomer and Christian, explains why he’s not persuaded that “Blood Moons” are a sign of apocalypse.
Earth passed between Mars and the sun on April 8. Our two worlds are closest on April 14. On that night, Mars is near the moon at the time of a total eclipse!