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Are supermoons hype? In our opinion … no, just modern folklore. And they cause real physical effects, such as larger-than-usual tides.
He’s the astronomer for whom Halley’s Comet is named. It was the first comet ever predicted to return.
All you need to know about the 1st total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979, from eclipse master Fred Espenak. Start planning now!
A new map-based feature in NASA’s Spot the Station program makes it even easier to track the International Space Station as it passes over you.
On Sunday, October 30, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught the moon passing in front of the sun.
Astronomers discovered asteroid 2016 VA on November 1, 2016, just hours before it passed within 0.2 times the moon’s distance of Earth. Images here.
It’s not the first meteorite found by a rover on Mars, and won’t be the last. In fact, in several ways, Mars is a meteorite-hunter’s paradise. Photos here.
These stars produce X-rays at 100 times our sun’s peak levels. They spin so fast they’ve been squashed into pumpkin-like shapes.
Remember when they said it would take more than a year for New Horizons to send its data back from Pluto? Now, say scientists, “We have our pot of gold.”
A computer simulation suggests that low-mass stars might be a good place to look for Earth-sized exoplanets, in their stars’ habitable zones.
Planet Uranus in moon glare December 9
Moon halo and 2 planets