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!
Catastrophic flooding is thought to have created the heavily eroded Osuga Valles on Mars … and the features within it.
If it’s true this distant planet has a moon, the moon would weigh less than Earth, and the planet would be more massive than Jupiter.
A total lunar eclipse is one of the most dramatic and beautiful – and easiest-to-view – of all astronomical events. There’s one coming up on the night of April 14-15.
Scientists have reconstructed a collision between the early Earth and an asteroid. It dwarfed the event that caused dinosaurs to go extinct 65 million years ago.
It looks like the diamond ring effect seen during total solar eclipses. It’s really a distant, dying star and its shell of gas, with another star in front of it.
The brightness of Mars in our sky depends on where our two planets are in orbit around the sun.
A new analysis says that 10.8 billion years ago, the universe was expanding by one percent every 44 million years.
Cameras mounted on the upper stage of a Soyuz rocket last week looked earthward during a satellite launch.
El Gordo – the largest galaxy cluster in the universe – is about 3 million billion times more massive than our sun, roughly 43 percent more massive than earlier estimates.