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Apr 16, 2014 11:43 AM ET // Jason Major
The debris from a stellar explosion from 2,200 years ago still shines brightly in x-rays -- even though it shouldn't Continue reading →
Apr 15, 2014 07:40 PM ET // Discovery News
Last night, a spectacular celestial event dazzled the skies -- the Earth blocked light from the sun, initiating a lunar eclipse.
Apr 14, 2014 08:45 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
No enthusiastic skywatcher misses a total eclipse of the moon, and if weather permits tonight, neither should you.
Apr 14, 2014 07:56 AM ET
What is a blood moon, why does it happen, and how can you see it? Trace explains everything you need to know about this rare lunar event.
Apr 9, 2014 04:20 PM ET // Jason Major
If you like planetary nebulae you may want to put a ring on this one. On second thoughts, it looks like this one's taken; it already has a ring! Continue reading →
Apr 6, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
Weather permitting, when you step outside Sunday evening (April 6) you have a chance to see a rendezvous of two of the brightest objects in the night sky: the moon and Jupiter.
Apr 3, 2014 12:45 PM ET // Mark Thompson
On April 8, Mars will be at opposition in the night sky -- here's how you can get the best astronomical viewing opportunities.
Mar 31, 2014 12:24 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The mysterious dark energy that's driving the universe's accelerated expansion may have its roots in the background 'vacuum energy' that pervades all of the cosmos.
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