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Apr 10, 2014 04:20 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
For the first time, astronomers may have spotted a moon circling an alien planet -- though they'll probably never know for sure exactly what they've found.
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.
Apr 2, 2014 12:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NGC 1316 has a lot of skeletons in its closet -- literally.
Mar 19, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Mark Thompson
In the early hours of Thursday morning, asteroid 163 Erigone will pass directly in front of the bright star Regulus, blocking it from view -- and if you live on the U.S. East Coast, you can watch it happen!
Mar 3, 2014 01:44 PM ET // Mark Thompson
Once you master the art of 'polar alignment' you will master the art of great astrophotography.
Feb 27, 2014 04:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The now-famous supernova that erupted in neighboring galaxy M82 last month is a unique opportunity to study an exploding star up-close. However, SN 2014J isn't any old supernova, it turns out that it's a little bit weird. Continue reading →
Feb 24, 2014 04:04 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
A planet-hunting project is snapping pictures of alien worlds and other objects orbiting nearby stars in an effort to give scientists a better understanding of these intriguing exoplanets.
Feb 7, 2014 02:59 PM ET // Mark Thompson
John Dobson, inventor of the Dobsonian mount for telescopes, passed away at the age of 98 in January, but he left behind a wonderful legacy for modern amateur astronomers.
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