If you thought Saturn's ring system was impressive, spare a thought for the rings surrounding this giant exoplanet -- the rings of J1407b are so big that they eclipse the massive world's host star!
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.
Foreknowledge of imminent blood moon helped the explorer trick Arawak Indians on island we know today as Jamaica.
Last week's lunar eclipse wasn't just a show for Earthlings, NASA's MESSENGER mission was also watching from 66 million miles away. Continue reading →
Weather prospects for Wednesday's total lunar eclipse are great for observers hoping to catch a glimpse of the blood moon from around the United States.
Observers of Wednesday morning's total lunar eclipse might be able to catch sight of an extremely rare cosmic sight.
On July 26, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) noticed something peculiar about its normally uninterrupted view of the sun -- a chunk was missing. Continue reading →
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