Post by: Bob King
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.
Astronomy, Comets, Extraterrestrial, News, Radio Astronomy
17 Apr , 2016 by Bob King
Nearly 40 years after it was first detected, a Florida astronomer proposes that comets may be to blame for the famed extraterrestrial “Wow! signal”.
Astronomy, Mercury, News, Observing, sun
15 Apr , 2016 by Bob King
On Monday, May 9 Mercury will make one of its relatively rare transits of the Sun. Get ready for the event by making sure you have access to a telescope and solar filter.
1 Apr , 2016 by Bob King
Two researchers believe that the hypothetical “Planet Nine” may be responsible for cyclic extinctions seen in the biological record.
Extrasolar Planets, News, Planetary Formation, Stellar Evolution
ALMA, a network of radio telescopes, creates the most detailed images ever of a solar system forming around a nearby star.
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