Earth and Mars are converging for a beautiful close encounter in April, an event astronomers call “the opposition of Mars.”
The first of three sets of solar particles are now en route to Earth and are expected to deliver glancing blows to Earth beginning April 1 and into April 2.
The zodiacal light is an eerie light extending up from the horizon. No matter where you are on Earth, springtime or autumn is the best time to see it.
April 2014 is Mars’ time! We’re closer to Mars – and it’s brighter in our sky – than it has been since December 2007.
The Rosetta spacecraft has caught its first glimpse of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko since waking up from deep-space hibernation in January.
On October 19, 2014, Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring will sweep closer to Mars than our moon is to Earth. Dust shed by the comet could endanger spacecraft orbiting Mars.
Here’s a collection of 10 unexpected, intriguing facts about the stars of our universe – including our sun – that you probably didn’t know!
Photos from friends around the world of the March 27 and March 28 pairing of the moon with Venus. Thank you, everyone, for posting!
A new theory, advanced to explain how the atmospheres of collapsed stars become polluted, points to ominous fate awaiting planet Earth.
This is the smallest object by far found to have rings and only the fifth body in the solar system – after planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – to have rings.