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Kelly Kizer Whitt

January’s deep sky: Rosette Nebula and more

Enjoy these January photos of the deep sky, including the majestic Rosette Nebula, taken by members of the EarthSky community.

Caelum and Columba in January and February

The constellations of Caelum the Chisel and Columba the Dove cross high overhead for observers in the Southern Hemisphere on January and February evenings.

Moon, Mars and Venus this morning over India

See it! Check out the beautiful scene this morning as the moon, Mars and Venus met in the sky near the constellation Scorpius.

When Solar Orbiter passed through Comet Leonard’s tail

ESA's Solar Orbiter passed through the tail of Comet Leonard on its way to the sun, sampling particles and taking images in visible and ultraviolet light.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will crash into moon on March 4

Rocket debris of a SpaceX Falcon 9 upper stage will crash into the far side of the moon on March 4, 2022. Click here for links to a live feed.

Milky Way core revealed in new radio mosaic

A new radio mosaic of the Milky Way core - from the MeerKAT telescope in South Africa - has mind-blowing details never seen before.

A plan to chase down the 1st-known interstellar visitor

In 2017, 'Oumuamua became the 1st-known interstellar visitor. Since then, we've seen one other. Can astronomers now chase it down?

Webb has successfully arrived at L2

Webb arrived safely at L2 on Monday, January 24, 2022. It is ready for its testing phase before scientific operations begin this summer.

Webb set to arrive at its final destination, L2

The James Webb Space Telescope launched December 25, 2021. It successfully unfolded and is on its way to L2, where it will begin its science mission.

Tonga volcano dwarfed biggest nuclear blasts ever seen, monitor says

The Tonga volcano was felt around the world. The January 15, 2022, blast sent tsunamis as far as the US West Coast.