For the first time, astronomers have seen a supermassive black hole in action, blowing away its galaxy’s reservoir of star-making gas.
Posts by Deborah Byrd
A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – began a year ago. The next eclipse in this tetrad will take place on April 4, 2015.
What’s now known as the Good Friday Earthquake in Alaska caused extensive property damage and natural changes, but few deaths.
We’re getting many comments this month about the return of the Milky Way for late night and early morning stargazers.
We’ve seen some wonderful photos of sky events taken from airplane windows. This one is really dramatic.
A new documentary film tracks the history and mission of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault – sometimes called the Doomsday Vault – and its founder Cary Fowler.
Here’s what happens if you take a photo of the sun each day at sunset, for several days in a row. You can see the sun’s northward motion along your horizon.
Ever wonder how high the highest points on Earth are, in contrast to the deepest manmade boreholes and ocean trenches? Check out this fascinating infographic.
First topographical map of Ceres with named quadrangles. Scientists announced the names at last week’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
The stars might be singing – but, since sound can’t propagate through the vacuum of space, no one can hear them.