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A triple transit of Jupiter's moons on October 12, 2013.  John Rozakis in Athens, Greece captured it.  Photo used with permission.  Thank you, John!
Science Wire | Jan 22, 2015

Friday night’s rare triple shadow transit of Jupiter

Three moon shadows at once on Jupiter Friday night! It won’t happen again for U.S. observers until the year 2032. You can also watch online.

Image credit: ESA/VIRTIS/INAF-IASF/Obs. de Paris-LESIA/Univ. Oxford
Science Wire | Jan 21, 2015

Venus vortex!

This ghostly puff of smoke is actually a huge mass of swirling gas and cloud at planet Venus’ south pole, as seen by ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft.

Science Wire | Jan 19, 2015

Ceres’ mysterious white spot seen in new Dawn image

Dawn spacecraft now closing in on dwarf planet Ceres. Image is for navigation purposes; next one due late January. And what is that white spot, anyway?

View larger. | View zoomable image. | A portion of the Andromeda galaxy via NASA/ESA.
Science Wire | Jan 19, 2015

Video: Fly through the largest picture ever taken

Fly-through video of the largest image ever taken, of the Andromeda galaxy, nearest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way. Prepare to feel small!

Image credit: NASA
Science Wire | Jan 19, 2015

Video: Superstar Eta Carinae

Eta Carinae is a double system containing the most luminous and massive star within 10,000 light-years.

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Science Wire | Jan 19, 2015

NASA’s sounds are now on SoundCloud

It’s very cool. Hear the sounds of space exploration history!

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Science Wire | Jan 19, 2015

Cosmic radio burst caught in the act

Astronomers announced this week that – for the first time – they have observed a so-called ‘fast radio burst’ in real time.

This annotated image shows where features seen in a 2014 observation by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have been interpreted as hardware from the Dec. 25, 2003, arrival at Mars of the United Kingdom's Beagle 2 Lander.
Science Wire | Jan 16, 2015

Found! Mars orbiter locates lost 2003 Beagle lander

The Beagle 2 Lander, built by the U.K., and thought lost on Mars since 2003, has now been found in images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

At least two unknown planets could exist in our solar system beyond Pluto. Image cedit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Science Wire | Jan 15, 2015

Two planets beyond Pluto?

New calculations by astronomers in Spain and the UK suggest that not one, but two unknown planets might exist in our solar system, beyond Pluto’s orbit.

Comet Lovejoy on December 29, 2014 by Justin Ng from Singapore.   Visit Justin Ng's website.
Science Wire | Jan 15, 2015

How to see Comet Lovejoy, plus best photos!

How to see Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy – still visible through binoculars and telescopes. Finder charts and best photos!