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Kelly Kizer Whitt

The Habitable Worlds Observatory aims to spot alien life

NASA's future Habitable Worlds Observatory will analyze the atmospheres of exoplanets, looking for signatures of alien life. Read more about this mission.

Night sky of Star Wars’ Tatooine, in Tunisia

Astrophotographer Makrem Larnaout journeyed to the desert of Tunisia to capture the night sky as seen from a movie set for Star Wars. Enjoy his amazing images.

Cepheus the King: The constellation that looks like a house

The constellation Cepheus the King is visible from the Northern Hemisphere every night of the year due to its close location to Polaris, the North Star.

Myths of the northern and southern lights through history

For millennia, humans have viewed the northern and southern lights and created myths and folklore to explain the dancing lights they saw in the sky.

Labor Day: Learn its 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.

See Supernova 1987A in a new light from Webb

Webb has taken a new view of Supernova 1987A, a star that we saw explode nearly 40 years ago. The new view shows structures that we couldn't see before.

Want to see 2023’s brightest supermoon? Photos here

See some incredible photos of the year's brightest supermoon here. See the best shots of the unique opportunity when a supermoon and a Blue Moon coincided.

Interstellar, a new book by Avi Loeb

Avi Loeb's new book, Interstellar, delves into UAP, retrieving artifacts, and examining the idea that we're more likely to encounter ET's AI than ET itself.

Capricornus the Sea-goat has an arrowhead shape

Capricornus the Sea-goat is can be spotted in September and October, and is formed in the shape of an arrowhead. One Messier object, M30, is found within.

Mystery of Neptune dark spot solved. New white spot found

Earth-based observatories revealed a dark spot on planet Neptune. Astronomers used its spectrum to discover what it is. Plus, they found a nearby white spot.