NEOWISE

A New Space Telescope will Map the Universe and Help Protect the Earth from Asteroids

Can we secure our place in the Solar System? Not in any absolute sense because nature can be very unpredictable.…

12 hours ago

Astronomers See 18 Examples of Stars Getting Torn Apart by Black Holes

Black holes have always held a special fascination for me ever since I was a geeky kid looking up at…

2 weeks ago

Amateur Astronomers Found Planets Crashing Into Each Other

Astronomy is one of the sciences where amateurs make regular contributions. Over the years, members of the public have made…

2 months ago

NASA Provides a Timelapse Movie Showing How the Universe Changed Over 12 Years

The Universe is over 13 billion years old, so a 12-year slice of that time might seem uneventful. But a…

1 year ago

A Tiny Asteroid was Discovered Mere Hours Before it Crashed Into the Earth

Last week, a small asteroid was detected just two hours before it impacted Earth’s atmosphere. Luckily, it was only about…

2 years ago

The Real Science Behind the Movie “Don’t Look Up”

The new movie “Don’t Look Up” -- now available on Netflix -- is not your usual sci-fi disaster film. Instead,…

2 years ago

New All-Sky Map of the Milky Way’s Galactic Halo

The outer reaches of the Milky Way galaxy are a different place.  Stars are much harder to come by, with…

3 years ago

Tales of Two Fall Comets: 88P Howell and M3 ATLAS

Two more comets worth scouting the sky for into November 2020.

3 years ago

Finally! We’ve got a comet that’s visible to the unaided eye. Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

Look up! A rare naked-eye comet, C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), is now visible to the unaided eye. But act fast -…

4 years ago

This Summer’s Asteroid Near-Miss Helped Greenlight NASA’s NEOCam Mission to Search the Skies for Killer Spacerocks

Last July, a once-in-a-lifetime event happened. Not the good kind; the football-field-sized-asteroid near-miss kind. And that near miss is the…

4 years ago