Amateur astronomers gazing at Mars discovered gigantic plumes soaring more than 125 miles above the planet’s surface, a phenomenon that so far defies explanation.
On Jan. 26, astronomers will be keeping their eyes peeled for a large space rock that is due to make a fast dash past the Earth-moon system.
Comet Lovejoy can be easily spotted using binoculars or small telescope, but this is what it looks like up close!
Autumn is the best season of the year for astronomical observing, here are some deep-space cosmic stunners waiting to be found.
A partial solar eclipse will darken North American skies Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23), and you can watch the dramatic celestial event online if clouds hinder your view.
Mark Thursday (Oct. 23) on your calendar as Solar Eclipse Day, for if the weather cooperates, you should have no difficulty observing a partial eclipse of the sun.
If you step outside before dawn during the next week or so, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky.
As we await a close-up view of comet Siding Spring making its closest approach with Mars, astronomers on Earth have been busy doing some of their own comet spotting from afar. Continue reading →
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