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It’s a symbol for constancy, but, if you took its picture, you’d find that the North Star makes its own little circle around the sky’s north pole every day.
Dust lofted by Martian winds links directly to temperatures in Mars’ atmosphere. The temps are key to finding the patterns of the storms.
Check out the International Space Station in your night sky the next time it flies over. NASA’s Spot the Station program is easy, and it works!
We can’t always say for sure what you saw in the night sky. But it might have been a flare from an iridium satellite.
Astronomers used the Very Large Array in New Mexico to create a new radio map of Jupiter, revealing what lies deep below Jupiter’s cloudtops.
Astronomers propose a search for a theoretical kind of planet known as carbon planets, aka diamond planets. They say such planets might have been habitable.
Comet C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS) isn’t visible to the eye, but binoculars can pick it up. Charts and other info that can help you spot the comet in the coming weeks!
This new space telescope is expected to revolutionize our view of the cosmos, much as its predecessor the Hubble Space Telescope did.
The asteroid – discovered June 4 – is about 20 feet wide and will pass within about 100,000 miles (153,000 km) this afternoon according to clocks in North America.
Computer simulations show that the heart-shaped Sputnik Planum region on Pluto is covered with icy, churning, convective “cells,” less than a million years old.
Ophiuchus and Serpent on June evenings
One robot spacecraft spies another