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The earthquake – centered in Prince William Sound off the coast of south-central Alaska – was the most powerful yet recorded in North America at magnitude 9.2.
Early stargazers used this pair of stars as a vision test.
Hear the word “pulsar” and wonder what it is? Take 95 seconds to watch this video from NASA Astrophysics.
Cool video, especially if you’ve never seen a Venus flytrap in action.
The Big Dipper is easy to recognize, but the Little Dipper … not so much. Here’s a tip that can help.
Here’s how to spot Polaris, aka the North Star. The 2 outer stars in the Big Dipper’s bowl point to it.
It was the first planet found since ancient times. William Herschel noticed it in 1781 during a routine survey of the stars.
Drought plagued California and much of the American Southwest for nearly 5 years before this year. Now satellites see swollen rivers dumping sediments into the sea.
The season for star parties – where amateur astronomers with telescopes will show you the night sky – is just ahead. Find one near you …
Happy birthday to all you March babies. Your month has 2 birthstones – the aquamarine and the bloodstone.
See a very young moon March 28
Orion from the Southern Hemisphere