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Kelly Kizer Whitt

Asteroid hit Canada, may have dropped meteorites

On November 19, 2022, a small asteroid hit Canada just hours after its discovery. Researchers are asking locals to be on the lookout for meteorites.

Map of the universe is interactive, free, online

A new interactive map of the universe lets you scroll from our position in the Milky Way all the way to the edge of the observable universe.

Bright, early galaxies surprise astronomers

The James Webb Space Telescope has captured two early galaxies that are much brighter than astronomers expected they would be. Read more.

What is the Great Filter, and can we survive it?

A new study suggests the reason we haven't found intelligent civilizations in the galaxy is that such civilizations might not have survived their Great Filter.

Bellatrix is Orion’s 3rd-brightest star

Orion's shoulder star Bellatrix has a name that means "female warrior." Bellatrix is one of the hottest stars you can see without optical aid.

Hurricane Nicole strikes Florida, delays Artemis

Hurricane Nicole dropped to tropical storm status after its landfall in Florida south of Cape Canaveral. Artemis 1's launch has been delayed yet again.

Moon near Pleiades and Mars on eclipse night

Find the moon near Pleiades and Mars on the evenings of November 7, 8 and 9, 2022. The moon undergoes a total lunar eclipse on the morning of November 8.

Moon near Jupiter on November 4

See the waxing gibbous moon near Jupiter on the evening of November 4, 2022. The pair lie in the constellation Pisces. Read more about Jupiter and the moon.

Climate change will produce more rainbows

Researchers from the University of Hawaii found that climate change will bring more rainbows to higher latitudes and higher elevations.

Moon near Saturn on November 1

On November 1, 2022, spot the moon near Saturn. You'll see the moon first, and then Saturn will appear in the darkening sky.