All you need to know about 2017’s major meteor showers. Next good opportunity is late July and early August. Watch between midnight and dawn, when the moon is down. You won’t catch a magnificent display, as in some years, but you might see some!
This star is just a sliver larger than Saturn, not even the largest planet in our solar system. Yet it’s massive enough to shine as a star, and its pull of gravity is some 300 times stronger than Earth’s.
In hot Houston, the telescope hangs in historic Chamber A at Johnson Space Center, with the best air conditioning available. It’ll soon receive a last test of its ability to withstand the cold of space.