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Aug 28, 2015 03:20 PM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education
You'll probably hear a lot about a 'supermoon' over the next few months. This is not a term that astronomers use, but here are some facts about what will actually happen.
Aug 26, 2015 12:50 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
A new spacecraft will test ideas to find gravitational waves in the universe.
Aug 26, 2015 06:30 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
September is a perfect time to help astronomers educate the public (and themselves) about the universe.
Aug 21, 2015 11:30 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
A delicate sunshield unfolded on a test unit of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
Aug 17, 2015 10:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
An astrophotographer spotted a beautifully-formed solar prominence that looks like a giant version of the famous Parisian landmark.
Aug 17, 2015 01:30 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
After nearly 20 years gazing at the sun, the SOHO spacecraft is about to spy its 3,000th comet.
Aug 12, 2015 01:14 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Tonight is the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower and whether you have clear or cloudy skies, there are more than a few surprising ways that you can get involved and enjoy a potentially spectacular cosmic light show.
Aug 10, 2015 08:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Through extremely high precision measurements of a pulsar orbiting a white dwarf star, astronomers have found that the gravitational constant, which dictates the force of gravity, is 'reassuringly constant' throughout the universe.
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