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Peculiar ‘Cauliflower Rocks’ May Hold Clues To Ancient Mars Life

An Arizona State University research team hypothesizes that strange "cauliflower-shaped" rocks discovered by the Spirit Rover in 2008 may have…

6 years ago

Viewing Guide to the 2015 Geminid Meteor Shower

2015 looks like a fantastic year for the Geminids. With the Moon just 3 days past new and setting at the end…

6 years ago

Earth May Be “Hairy” with Dark Matter

I'm losing mine, but the Solar System may be way hairier than we ever thought, with thick crops of filamentary dark matter…

6 years ago

Do Comets Explain Mystery Star’s Bizarre Behavior?

The story of KIC 8462852 appears far from over. You'll recall NASA's Kepler mission had monitored the star for four years,…

6 years ago

Comet Catalina Grows Two Tails, Soars at Dawn

Amateur astronomer Chris Schur of Arizona had only five minutes to observe and photograph Comet Catalina this morning before twilight…

6 years ago

It’s Finally Here! Comet Catalina Greets Dawn Skywatchers

If you love watching comets and live north of the equator, you've been holding your breath a l-o-n-g time for…

6 years ago

Sweet Sights for November Nights

Clear night ahead? Let's see what's up. We'll start close to home with the Moon, zoom out to lonely Fomalhaut 25 light…

6 years ago

Spectacular Breakup of WT1190F Seen by Airborne Astronomers

Clouds hampered observations from the ground in Sri Lanka during the re-entry of WT1190F overnight, but a team of astronomers captured…

6 years ago

Asteroid? Rocket Stage? Whatever it is, WT1190F Plunges to Earth Tonight

No one's 100% certain what WT1190F is — asteroid or rocket stage — but we are certain it will light…

6 years ago

Artificial Object in Trans-lunar Orbit to Impact Earth on November 13

Get ready for a man-made fireball. A object discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey on Oct 3rd temporarily designated WT1190F is…

6 years ago