Each calendar year has at least four eclipses – two solar and two lunar. Most years have four, but five, six or even seven eclipses are also possible.
Project Nightflight in Austria has a new web platform, presenting not just astrophotos, but also the sounds they heard while capturing them. It’s wonderful.
No major meteor showers are predicted until the Lyrid shower, peaking on the morning of April 23, 2015. Between now and then … fireball season!
The image has a staggering 1.5 billion pixels, so you’d need 600 HD television screens to display it. A piece of the image, and links to a zoomable version, here.
Among other discoveries, a team of astronomers found that the core of our Milky Way galaxy drives a wind at 2 million miles per hour.
The soonest Space X can try again to launch Falcon 9 and the Dragon spacecraft – on a mission to resupply the International Space Station – is Friday.
One of the most beloved Hubble Space Telescope images is called the Pillars of Creation, first captured in 1995. Check out this new Hubble image of the pillars!
This is “gyrochronology,” from Greek words gyros (rotation), chronos (time). It can help identify distant planets old enough for complex life to have evolved.
New evidence suggests that the basic ingredients for our Earth would likely go into making distant rocky exoplanets, orbiting other stars, as well.
Planets with two to four times the mass of Earth are even better at establishing and maintaining oceans than our Earth, according to new research.