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Juno’s look at Jupiter’s swirling clouds

See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter’s north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Green moon on April 20, 2018? Nah

The green moon rumor started in 2016. Now it’s back. It’s a joke, y’all. We’re not going to have a green moon on April 20, 2018. This joke has its roots (ahem) in cannabis culture.

Copernicus’ revolution and Galileo’s vision, in pictures

It’s not a stretch to say these astronomers fundamentally changed the way we think about our place in the universe. We can gain insights into how this profound shift unfolded by looking at their actual notes.

Hubble sees Neptune’s dark storm die

In the 1980s, Voyager 2 discovered a dark storm in Neptune’s dense atmosphere, and now the Hubble Space Telescope is tracking Neptune’s storms. More in this NASA video.

ALMA telescope spies a supermassive black hole’s spinning disk

For decades, astronomers have been talking about of galaxies with supermassive black holes at their cores. Now they say they’ve clearly confirmed a black hole’s encircling, dusty, spinning disk of gas.

Asteroid exploded over Russia February 15, 2013

On February 15, 2013, a small incoming asteroid created a meteor – brighter than the sun – over Russia. It exploded in the air over the city of Chelyabinsk.

Interstellar asteroid’s tumble suggests a violent past

The 1st known interstellar asteroid – ‘Oumuamua – is tumbling chaotically. A new study suggests its tumble resulted from a violent collision.

Watch ISS spacewalk Thursday

2 International Space Station (ISS) astronauts will perform a spacewalk on February 15. Live TV coverage starts at 10:30 UTC (5:30 a.m. EST). The spacewalk begins at 12:10 UTC (7:10 a.m. EST) and lasts about 6 hours.

Moon’s bulge reveals its slow retreat from Earth

As the young moon receded from Earth and began spinning more slowly, its large equatorial bulge would have shrunk, cooled and hardened. Today, this fossil bulge on the moon tells a story about the early solar system.

Spacecraft snaps new farthest-from-Earth images

Voyager 1 captured its famous Pale Blue Dot image at a record distance in 1990. It took 27 years to beat that record, but now New Horizons has.