Kitt Peak

Astrophoto: Star Trails Over Kitt Peak

Our pal Rob Sparks said he had always wanted to try creating a star trails picture and this is his…

9 years ago

Behind the Scenes at Kitt Peak Observatory: What is an Observing Run Really Like?

Greetings, from the Kitt Peak National Observatory, in Arizona!  I’m here on a weeklong observing run, which is arguably the…

9 years ago

A Parting Look at 2012 DA14: Was This a Warning Shot from Space?

Just as anticipated, on Friday, Feb. 15, asteroid 2012 DA14 passed us by, zipping 27,000 kilometers (17,000 miles) above Earth's surface…

9 years ago

A Cosmic Rose for Your Spacey Valentine

We space-nerds like to express our amorous feelings, just like the rest of the population (although admittedly some of need…

9 years ago

One of the Largest Astronomical Images Ever Made

The northern portion of the Cygnus Loop, as seen in an enormous new panorama from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)…

10 years ago