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Mar 26, 2015 01:40 PM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Space.com
The moon is at its best for observing when it is around its first-quarter phase.
Mar 20, 2015 09:50 AM ET // Discovery News
The first day of Spring began with some dazzle in Europe and the Arctic with a solar eclipse.
Mar 19, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
This week, the moon will completely cover the disk of the sun, creating a solar eclipse that only a small part of the world can see.
Mar 5, 2015 11:58 AM ET
It's not a spare moon of ours, exactly, but Earth does have a sort of gravitational buddy out there, in the mellifluously named 3753 Cruithne. It orbits the sun, just like us, and is locked with Earth in what scientists call orbital resonance.
Mar 5, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A ravaged star, having survived its partner's supernova explosion, is being flung out of the Milky Way at record speeds.
Mar 2, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Stuart Gary, ABC Science Online
This image isn't a close-up from the garden, but an active area of strong magnetic fields on the sun's chromosphere.
Feb 25, 2015 01:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have discovered an out-of-place supermassive black hole -- 12 billion times more massive than the sun -- that inexplicably formed when the universe was less than 900 million years old.
Feb 16, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Amateur astronomers gazing at Mars discovered gigantic plumes soaring more than 125 miles above the planet’s surface, a phenomenon that so far defies explanation.
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