Post by: Matt Williams
Guide to Space, History, Uranus
16 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
Uranus was discovered by British astronomer Sir William Herschel on March 13th, 1781, though it had been observed several times before this
Astronomy, Moon, NASA
15 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study produced by the ARES division provides an explanation for how the Moon was able to generate its own magnetic field.
Astronomy, Black Holes, News
Thanks to an international effort and multiple radio telescopes, astronomers have visualized an event horizon for the first time.
Astronomy, Neptune, New Horizons
12 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
As it makes its way towards its next destination in the Kuiper Belt, the New Horizons probe has been given a new task – measuring the Cosmic Optical Background.
11 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
In its latest flyby of Jupiter (Perijove 5), the Juno probe managed to capture photographs of two colliding atmospheric conditions.
Astronomy, Guide to Space
10 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
Since the constellations are based on their appearance from Earth, the Sun does not belong to any. But if you could go to another star system, it would certainly look that way!
8 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
During the month of April, 2017, Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth, allowing for some prime viewing opportunities for the Hubble Space Telescope.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
7 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
Ongoing observation of exoplanet GJ 1132b has revealed a dense atmosphere, a finding which has great significance in the hunt for life beyond Earth.
Astronomy, Guide to Space, Mars
Every two years, Earth and Mars reach the closest points to each other in their orbit, which is referred to as a “Mars opposition”.
6 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
This year’s Yuri’s Night promises to be a momentous occasion, with celebrations and events taking place all over the world!
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