A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – began on April 15, 2014. The last total lunar eclipse happened on October 8, 2014, and the next will take place on April 4, 2015.
During the Great Meteor Procession of February 9, 1913, bright meteors were seen to cross the sky on stately, nearly identical paths.
In 2009, astronomers predicted an unseen dark-matter-dominated dwarf galaxy orbiting our Milky Way – nicknamed Galaxy X. Now they say they’ve found it.
In late January, researchers launched sounding rockets into the northern lights. Great images and a video!
On Clyde Tombaugh’s birthday, newly released images from New Horizons spacecraft showing Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. The craft is now on approach to Pluto!
The space community is buzzing with news of positive steps toward NASA’s planned mission to Jupiter’s fascinating moon Europa.
New images capture a rare occurrence as three of Jupiter’s largest moons – Europa, Callisto and Io – parade simultaneously across the giant planet’s banded face.
Maarten Schmidt’s 1963 revelation showed that quasars are exceedingly distant and unimaginably luminous. It changed our notion of what our universe is like.
An awesome gallery of photos of Jupiter and the full moon on February 3-4, 2015. Photos by EarthSky friends. Thank you all!
ESA hopes communications with the Philae comet lander can be regained by May or June. Wait you’re waiting, check out these stunning newly released images!