Post by: Bob King
Astronomy, Moon, Observing, Skywatching, Stars
27 Jul , 2016 by Bob King
Set your alarm for Friday morning at dawn when the crescent Moon will either cover up, barely miss or pass in splendid conjunction with Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus.
Astrobiology, Astronomy, History, Mars, Space Exploration
21 Jul , 2016 by Bob King
We toast the 40th anniversary of the dual Viking missions to Mars this week. Time to celebrate an achievement that gave us our first visceral feeling of standing on another planet.
Astronomy, Mars, Mars Science Laboratory, NASA
17 Jul , 2016 by Bob King
Get ready to tune in the Red Planet on your earbuds. NASA recently announced that it would include a microphone in its Mars 2020 Mission.
Astronomy, ESO, Exoplanets, Extrasolar Planets, Planet News
8 Jul , 2016 by Bob King
Astronomers discover the first exoplanet orbiting within a triple star system and manage to obtain a direct image of the new world.
Astronomy, Aurora, Hubble, Mars, News, sun
25 May , 2016 by Bob King
A mysterious plume seen on Mars four years ago may have been caused by the impact of a large solar storm.
Astronomy, Hubble, Mars, News, Observing, Skywatching
20 May , 2016 by Bob King
The Hubble Space Telescope gets in the act with a spectacular new close-up of Mars taken just days before opposition. We also look at what you’ll be able to see both with the naked eye and through the telescope.
Astronomy, Comets, News, Rosetta, Solar System
14 May , 2016 by Bob King
The Hubble Space Telescope takes a deep look into the Comet 252P/LINEAR and discovers a spinning jet. We look at the jet then learn how you can still track this comet with your own telescope.
13 May , 2016 by Bob King
Recent data from the ESO’s trio of Swarm satellites point to a weakening of the Earth’s magnetic field as well as variations in field strength across the planet in recent years.
Astronomy, Aurora, Live Broadcasts, Mercury, sun
8 May , 2016 by Bob King
A review of last night’s spectacular aurora along with a look at tonight’s space weather forecast plus a recap of tomorrow’s big event – the transit of Mercury.
Astronomy, Meteor Showers, Meteors, Skywatching
4 May , 2016 by Bob King
If you notice a rise in meteors before dawn now through the weekend, you’re not imagining things. It’s the annual peak of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, when pieces of Halley’s Comet strike our atmosphere.
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