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Curiosity Sees Earth and Venus in the Night Skies on Mars

Normally the images from NASA’s Curiosity rover, currently sitting near “Bloodstone Hill” on Mars, are of alien vistas and rock…

3 weeks ago

At cosmic distances, even the speed of light is really slow

The speed of light is the absolute fastest thing in the universe, clocking in at a whopping 299,792,458 meters per…

2 months ago

James Webb is Fully Stowed Into its Launch Configuration

We're inching closer and closer to the James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) launch date of March 30th, 2021, (or maybe…

2 months ago

Astronomers Have Some Serious Concerns About Starlink and Other Satellite Constellations

Picture the space around Earth filled with tens of thousands of communications satellites. That scenario is slowly coming into being,…

5 months 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…

5 months ago

Neutron Star Suffers a “Glitch”, Gives Astronomers a Glimpse Into How They Work

What, exactly, is the inside of a neutron star like? A neutron star is what remains after a massive star…

11 months ago

Meet WFIRST, The Space Telescope with the Power of 100 Hubbles

WFIRST ain't your grandma's space telescope. Despite having the same size mirror as the surprisingly reliable Hubble Space Telescope, clocking…

1 year ago

When Does the Sun Rise… Really?

It's strange but true... we may not fully understand one of the simplest metrics in observational astronomy: just what time…

1 year ago

See a Simulation of the Moon for Every Day in 2019

It's always easier to show someone a picture of something rather than to use 1,000 words to explain it. The…

2 years ago

Something Twice the Size of Earth Slammed into Uranus and Knocked it Over on its Side

Astronomers think they know how Uranus got flipped onto its side. According to detailed computer simulations, a body about twice…

2 years ago