It’ll be tough to catch the crescent moon and Jupiter from northerly latitudes. Much easier from southerly latitudes! Watch for these bright worlds, west after sunset. Source: Equinox moon and Jupiter next few days | EarthSky.org Advertisements
The great continent of Australia is special in many ways not least of all because of the views of the night sky. In the wide blue yonder which is the outback there are times when one can sit and look into the Universe and see the Spirit of all Creation…Read More
Astronomers find planets everywhere they look. There are thousands nearby, and probably billions scattered throughout the Milky Way Galaxy. They range from Earth-like to super Jupiters. Many seem hospitable to life as we know it. If we keep looking, we…Read More
All you need to know about the 1st total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979, from eclipse master Fred Espenak. Source: Total eclipse of sun: August 21, 2017 | EarthSky.org
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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has been a swirling mystery for centuries–an enormous wildly whirling storm that has lingered in its planet’s sky for the past 150 years–or longer.
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A 10-minute observation of nearby star Ross 128 yielded a peculiar radio signal. The scientists aren’t saying “aliens,” but the natural explanations have Source: Strange radio signals from nearby star | EarthSky.org
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Research has found that women generally experience subtle, indirect or unintentional discrimination in the sciences. A new survey shows women of color undergo the worst harassment. Source: Gender, racial bias in astronomy revealed | EarthSky.org
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Is it just a coincidence that some twinkling quasars are close on the sky’s dome to hot, bright stars? New research suggests a connection and an explanation for a 30-year-old mystery. Source: Why do quasars twinkle? | EarthSky.orgRead More
Astronomers at Caltech announced earlier in 2016, that they have solid theoretical evidence that there is a giant, ninth major planet in our outer solar system. What they have nicknamed, “PLANET NINE,” move in what they call a “bizarre, highly elongated orbit.” If it is confirmed, Planet 9 has a mass about 10 times thatRead More
On the night of January 2, 2017 and the early hours of January 3, there will be a possible meteor shower. The Quadrantids, the annual meteor shower, occurs every year, on the first week of January.