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One year from today … the 1st total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979. Start planning now!
The next eclipse is an annular solar eclipse on September 1, 2016.
Two ISS astronauts will perform a spacewalk on Friday. NASA TV’s live coverage starts at 6:30 a.m. EDT (10:30 UTC) and lasts about eight hours.
American astronomer Asaph Hall discovered Phobos, one of the two Martian moons, on this date in 1877. Did he imagine how well we’d see Mars’ moons today?
“If true, it’s revolutionary,” said Jonathan Feng, professor of physics and astronomy at University of California, Irvine and lead author of the new study.
The famous planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft peered toward the beautiful Pleiades star cluster and measured the spin rates of hundreds of Pleiades stars.
Some astronomers think this star may have an alien megastructure – an energy-gathering Dyson sphere – around it. Here’s the latest.
They’re steep-sided canyons with liquid in them, but the liquid isn’t water. Instead, it’s liquid hydrocarbons.
Meteors begin to glow almost as soon as they hit Earth’s atmosphere, but tend to vaporize (burn up completely) at varying altitudes.
The Perseid meteor shower probably peaked on the night of August 11-12. Look for meteors tonight, too, and especially in the hours before dawn on August 13.
Photos and video of Venus and Jupiter!