Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, Hubble
3 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A recent study by a team of astronomers, using data provided by Hubble, has provided the best evidence to date of a stratosphere around an exoplanet.
Astronomy, NASA, News
NASA recently announced that it is looking for a new Planetary Protection Officer, a position which is growing in importance, and pays well!
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
2 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
Relying on Kepler data, a recent study led by researchers from the University of Columbia has turned up the first exomoon candidate!
Astronomy, Eclipse, Moon, Observing, Skywatching
2 Aug , 2017 by David Dickinson
Live on the wrong continent to witness the August 21st total solar eclipse? Well… celestial mechanics has a little consolation prize for Old World observers, with a partial lunar eclipse on the night of Monday into Tuesday, August 7/8th.
1 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
This October, an asteroid will pass Earth by, thus giving NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) a chance to test their new detection and tracking network
31 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
A recent study by a team of NASA researchers had detected that a chemical thought to be essential to life on Titan exists in abundance on that moon.
Astronomy, Guide to Space
31 Jul , 2017 by Tammy Plotner
Located near the northern constellation of Cassiopeia, approximately 5000 light years from Earth, is the open star cluster known as Messier 52.
Astronomy, Guide to Space, milky way
28 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
Since ancient times, humans have looked up at the bright band in the night sky and called it the Milky Way, a name which stuck when it came time to name our galaxy.
28 Jul , 2017 by Tammy Plotner
Located in the southern hemisphere is the Crater constellation (aka. “the cup), one of the 88 modern constellations recognized by the IAU.
27 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
In May of 2016, when Mars was making its closest pass to Earth in over a decade, Hubble captured images that were used to make a time-lapse video of Phobos popping out from behind Mars.
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