The JWST mirror covers off for a few days this week, and webcams are set up at Goddard Space Flight Center. Watch!
Results from the Venus Express spacecraft, obtained when – in the craft’s final months – it surfed the dense atmosphere of Venus.
Iron-60 found in moon rocks supports an earlier finding that – 2 million years ago – a supernova exploded only 300 light-years away.
The 2 meteor showers spawned by the famous Comet Halley. And a word about Isaac Newton’s Vis-viva equation, his poetic rendition of instantaneous motion.
A new Hubble image captures – in stunning clarity – the Bubble Nebula, a cloud of gas and dust illuminated by the brilliant star within it.
As Earth spins under the sky, the stars appear to move. When a camera captures that movement, that’s called a star trail. Plus … an astrophotographer explains how he does it.
A list of major meteor showers in 2016. Next one up: the Eta Aquarids. Peak mornings May 5 and 6, but it’s a broad peak … watch several mornings around peak dates.
We’ll pass between Mars and the sun on May 22. Watch Mars brighten dramatically between now and then!
New Dawn spacecraft images of two craters on the dwarf planet Ceres, Haulani and Oxo. Haulani looks like a fresh impact into Ceres’ surface.
A collection of 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!