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Mars spacecraft spies Earth and moon

A powerful telescope orbiting Mars gives us a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on Earth and the relative size of the moon.

NASA announces 2 new asteroid missions

NASA’s new Lucy mission will tour 6 Trojan asteroids in Jupiter’s orbit. The other mission will go to 16 Psyche, a metal asteroid.

Black hole bonanza in deep x-ray image

A new ultra-deep X-ray image from Chandra X-ray Observatory has given astronomers their best look yet at the growth of black holes over billions of years, starting soon after the Big Bang.

No double moon in 2017, or ever

Can Mars ever appear as large as the moon in Earth’s sky? Heck no.

Star predicted to explode in 2022

If and when 2 stars in this binary system merge – as predicted – they’ll increase in brightness 10 thousandfold, temporarily becoming a bright star in Earth’s sky.

Spectacular new image of Orion A

Don’t miss these gorgeous images from ESO’s VISTA infrared survey telescope of the Orion Molecular Cloud complex, a place in space where new stars are forming.

Watch year’s 1st spacewalk on Friday

Two ISS astronauts will perform the 1st spacewalk of 2017 on Friday, January 6. Live TV coverage starts at 5:30 a.m. EST (1030 UTC). The spacewalk begins at 7 a.m. EST (1200 UTC).

Home galaxy found for fast radio burst

In a breakthrough study, astronomers pinpointed the location in the sky of a fast radio burst. That let them determine its home galaxy, and improve their theories about its cause.

Aurora alert! Thanks to huge coronal hole

The hole is gigantic and facing Earth’s way. Possible aurora sightings at the latitude of the northern U.S. – for example, in Michigan or Maine – on January 4 and 5.

Will I see the northern lights tonight?

Answers to commonly asked questions about seeing one of nature’s wonders: the aurora borealis or northern lights.