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Kelly Kizer Whitt

Sounds of space: Jingle, pluck and hum

Hear the sounds of space. The videos in this post are what happens when scientists turn astronomical data into sound, via a process called sonification.

September deep sky: Cygnus Loop and Bode’s Galaxy

EarthSky readers shared two amazing September deep sky photographs with us: the Cygnus Loop, a nebula that stretches into Vulpecula, and Bode's Galaxy, aka M81.

Auroral tails for Jupiter’s moons

The Juno spacecraft observed footprint tails of aurora on Jupiter’s atmosphere. Three of Jupiter’s closest large moons create these auroral tails.

Ceres at opposition, coming up November 27

Ceres at opposition on November 27. Now begins the best time to observe it. In the first few days of November, Ceres will sweep past bright Aldebaran.

Impact on Jupiter surprises skywatchers

An impact on Jupiter has stargazers looking skyward to see if they can spot any lingering evidence of the September 13, 2021, event.

Dog-bone asteroid Kleopatra makes a fetching portrait

ESO released new images of Kleopatra, the dog-bone asteroid. The images helped astronomers uncover its size and composition, revealing that it's a rubble pile.

What is gravitational lensing?

What is gravitational lensing? When a massive object bends space, light traveling through the warped space results in rings, arcs or many points of light.

Labor Day: History and traditions

Labor Day is a federal US holiday that falls on the first Monday in September and is considered the unofficial end of summer.

Milky Way photos from the 2021 season

Milky Way season is wrapping up as September and October approach. Enjoy this gallery of some of the best photos of our galaxy from our readers.

Earth’s northernmost island, found by accident

An Arctic expedition has discovered Earth's northernmost island in July. It lies north of the former title-holder, Oodaaq, off northern Greenland.