The Great Red Spot has been swirling wildly over Jupiter for the past 150 years, but scientists still aren’t sure what causes the gigantic storm’s reddish hues.
Dates of sun’s entry into each zodiacal constellation and the corresponding ecliptic longitude (sun’s position in degrees, east of the March equinox point).
The galaxy, called EGSY8p7, is about 13.2 billion light-years away. That means astronomers are now seeing it as it existed just 600 million years after the Big Bang.
Take a tour of weird Ceres! Visit the mysterious bright spots and a 4-mile-tall mountain. And get your red/blue glasses out for a global view in 3D.
Astronomers have found what appears to be the largest feature in the universe: a ring of gamma ray bursts – and hence galaxies – 5 billion light years across.
What makes the difference between a near-miss asteroid and a potential hit? Scientists think it might be related to a force called the Yarkovsky effect.
The next supermoon will be on September 28, 2015, to stage the closest supermoon of the year and a Super Blood Moon eclipse!
Astronomers have traced some mysterious near-Earth asteroids back to their likely source.
New SETI project will scan the skies for signs of alien communications, but might also unveil other secrets about the universe.
Philae data suggest that organic compounds – which eventually translated into living organisms here on Earth – existed in the early solar system.