In folklore, ghost lights were strange lights seen over swamps or bogs. But we’re more sophisticated today. Aren’t we?
Posts by Deborah Byrd
Scientists found dust and gas flowing from an outer disk around a star toward a possible second, smaller disk around a second star. Planets may be forming here!
If quasars weren’t so luminous, we couldn’t see them so far away in space and time. But how about modest quasars, also far away? Astronomers say they’ve found some.
Watch the NASATV live broadcast of the catastrophic launch failure. The rocket was bound for the International Space Station, loaded with supplies.
A very good 7-minute film, called Ambition. It’s not like any film about space exploration you’ve ever seen. The Rosetta comet mission lies at its heart.
2015 has 6 supermoons! The closest is the full moon on September 28, 2015, which will also undergo a total lunar eclipse.
Early November meteor showers drowned in bright moonlight, leaving the sky moon-free for the 2014 Leonid shower in mid-month.
The famous Leonid meteor shower will peak around mid-November. Here’s all you need to know to watch the 2014 Leonid shower.
Amazing double rainbow arcs across the sky. Lightning gets in on the act.
At yesterday’s solar eclipse, the moon’s shadow brushed Earth. But what about Earth’s shadow? You can see it any clear evening …