For the next few nights, be sure to make a special effort to go outside at twilight and look West -- if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and have clear skies.
Jupiter and our moon will perform a celestial dance tonight, clear skies willing.
The astronomical juxtaposition couldn't be any more stark: in the series of observations above, Jupiter's icy moon Europa passes in front of Io, fellow Jovian moon, but also the most volcanically active place in the entire solar system.
Hubble’s scientific bounty has benefited a wide range of astronomical and astrophysical fields, including the study of planets, moons and small icy bodies in the outer solar system and the cosmological history of the universe. Here’s a look at a few of Hubble’s greatest hits.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) now spans the diameter of our planet and, when the vast project goes online, astronomers will get their first glimpse of the bright ring surrounding a supermassive black hole.
The moon is at its best for observing when it is around its first-quarter phase.
Through the use of a monster telescope attached to a modified Boeing 747 jet, astronomers have discovered the dust of an ancient supernova near the center of the Milky Way.
The star cluster is unique since it's located thousands of light-years away from the main disc of our galaxy.
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