Last night, a spectacular celestial event dazzled the skies -- the Earth blocked light from the sun, initiating a lunar eclipse.
It can be stressful being a small asteroid -- not only do they risk collision with the planets any time, they are also slowly being eroded by the sun. Continue reading →
On Saturday, the sun erupted with an X-class flare, knocking out radio communications for several minutes. Continue reading →
An obsolete theory of the Earth works better than ever on Mercury, where new data reveals how much the hot little planet has shriveled since it first formed.
A fascinating observation has been tentatively announced by scientists using the Japanese SuperKamiokande neutrino detector.
Solar maximum may be starting to wane, but the sun has no intention on slipping into the stellar doldrums quietly. Continue reading →
Europe's Rosetta comet-chasing mission is a triumph in engineering, but none of it would have been possible without an intimate knowledge of Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
Dear Science Communication Professionals: We have a problem. Continue reading →
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