Moon near Saturn and Mars in early August. Closest supermoon of 2014 on August 10. Jupiter and Venus have closest conjunction of any two planets in 2014 before dawn on August 18.
Posts by Deborah Byrd
In a dark sky, look for fuzzy object near bright Antares in the constellation Scorpius. This is M4, one of the closest globular star clusters to our solar system.
This Octomom was observed to set a new record – 53 months – for the longest brooding period of any known animal.
Orion the Hunter – ghost of the shimmering summer dawn – returns to the eastern predawn sky each year in late summer. Watch for it in July and August!
There’ve been hints in the past that this type of misaligned system exists, but this is the cleanest and most striking example, astronomers say.
“We are sniffing methane. We see the bubbles on video from the camera … All analysis tells the signs. We are in a [methane] mega flare.”
Researchers have concluded that the only plausible source for the geysers is an underground sea now known to exist beneath Enceladus’ icy surface.
The icy core of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring won’t strike Mars, but dust from the comet might damage our spacecraft.
These baby loggerhead sea turtles hatched from their eggs and began their march to the sea on Friday night, July 25, around 9 p.m.
Earth has just entered the stream of debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle, the parent comet of the Perseids. Now is the time to start watching for meteors.