Observing

“Wind-Ruffled Waves, Foam and Wave Shadows, Above Natural Blue Seawater.” This is how we’ll Spot Exoplanets With Oceans

Our planet's oceans generate tell-tale light signatures when sunlight reflects off them. Exoplanets with significant ocean coverage may do the…

3 months ago

How Could we Light our Cities and Still See the Night Sky?

The night sky is a part of humanity's natural heritage. Gazing up at the heavens is a unifying act, performed…

11 months ago

Astronomers Find a New Binary Object in the Kuiper Belt

Scientists from the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have presented the discovery of a binary pair of objects way out in…

2 years ago

Five Space and Astronomy Activities to do at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

We’re in uncharted territory as the world faces the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the medical community is on the front…

2 years ago

Here Comes the Next Satellite Constellation. OneWeb Launches 34 Satellites on Thursday

SpaceX has been garnering all the headlines when it comes to satellite constellations. Their Starlink system will eventually have thousands…

3 years ago

Beautiful Image of Ice at Mars’ Northern Polar Cap

A new image from the ESA's Mars Express spacecraft shows how beautiful, and desolate, Mars can appear. It also highlights…

3 years ago

Quadrantid Meteors Kickoff a Busy January 2019

Happy New Year! The beginning of the first month of the year is always a busy one for astronomy, and…

4 years ago

Top Astronomy Events For 2019

You might've heard the news. We wrote a book this past year: The Universe Today's Ultimate Guide to Observing the…

4 years ago

Get Ready for the 2018 Geminid Meteors

When it comes to meteor showers, the calendar year always seems to save the best for last. We're referring to…

4 years ago

On the Astronomy Trail in Nebraska

Most of us think of distant sites such as Death Valley, the Kalahari Desert or the Canary Islands when it…

4 years ago