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 â†’
Construction of what is billed to be the most advanced and optically powerful telescope on the planet got off to a rough start this week by protesters objecting to the observatoryâ€™s location at the summit of Mauna Kea, on Hawaiiâ€™s Big Island. Continue reading â†’
Tonight, the state of Hawaii is facing the first hurricane to make landfall on its islands since 1950. But Hurricane Iselle is only the first of a two that is cause for concern â€” Hurricane Julio following only a few â€¦ Continue reading â†’
Groundbreakings are usually sedate affairs -- not so when it comes to laying the foundation for the biggest optical/infrared telescope in the world. Continue reading â†’
Hot young stars blaze at the center of a vast cloud of interstellar hydrogen gas in this stunning new observation by the awesomely powerful MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory. Continue reading â†’
Want to track the potential "Comet of the Century" as it travels through the inner solar system? Now's your chance. Continue reading â†’
Although it missed us by a few million miles, Arecibo Observatory has discovered the 500-meter wide asteroid is actually a one-kilometer wide asteroid.
Astronomers found Pluto's fifth moon 34 years after finding its first.
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