Earth
5 satellite images show how fast our planet is changing
Here are 5 satellite images that illustrate how fast Earth is changing.
Tonight
Earliest sunrises before summer solstice
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, your earliest sunrises of the year are happening around now. Southern Hemisphere? Your earliest sunsets are around now.
Tonight

Young moon, Venus, Mars after sunset mid-June

These next several evenings - June 11, 12 and 13, 2021 - watch for the young moon to return to the evening sky. As viewed from North America, the slender crescent pairs up with Venus on June 11 and Mars on June 13. Enjoy!
Space

See 1st new images of Ganymede in over 20 years

NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first new closeup images of Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede in over 20 years. They show the moon's craters, light and dark patches and tectonic faults in beautiful detail. See them here!
Sun
Today's Image

Favorite photos of ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse

Stunning photos of the June 10, 2021 'ring of fire' solar eclipse photos.
Space

NASA announced 2 missions to Venus by 2030. Why that’s exciting

For decades, the exploration of our solar system left one neighboring planet largely unexplored. These missions to Venus mean things are about to change.
Earth

Meet Australotitan: Australia’s largest dinosaur yet discovered

Australotitan is Australia’s largest dinosaur species ever discovered, as long as 2 buses as heavy as 1,400 kangaroos.
Space

China to launch Shenzhou 12 mission to its space station

China is getting ready to launch 3 astronauts to the Tiangong space station as part of a mission called Shenzhou 12. There’s been no mention of an official launch date, but it was initially rumored for June 10, 2021, and now appears to be slated for June 17.
Human World
Space

Why NASA sent tiny water bears into space

A new experiment aboard the ISS is studying tardigrades - aka water bears - to better understand how they tolerate extreme environments, including the one astronauts experience in space.
Astronomy Essentials

Top 7 tips for observing the sun safely

The solar eclipse of June 10, 2021 will take place at sunrise for parts of North America. Here are some tips on observing the sun safely.