PANSTARRS

Tatooines everywhere? Many of the Exoplanets Already Discovered are in Multi-Star Systems

Right now, we know of about 4,000 confirmed exoplanets, mostly thanks to the Kepler mission. TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey…

10 months ago

Comet Encke Reemerges in the Dawn Sky

Miss out on Comet 45/P Honda-Mrkos-Padadušáková last month? We'll admit, it was fairly underwhelming in binoculars... but fear not, there's…

4 years ago

Hunting for “Minimoons” Orbiting Earth

It’s an engaging thought experiment. What if Earth had multiple moons?  Our world has one large natural satellite, just over…

6 years ago

Comet ISON Goes Green

As NASA and the European Space Agency prepare  their remote photojournalists - Mars Express, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Curiosity…

7 years ago

Bazinga: Mysterious Earth Orbiting Asteroid Turns Out to be Space Junk

Can’t find asteroid 2010 QW1 in the Minor Planet Database? No, the “Men in Black” didn’t secretly remove this Earth-orbiting…

7 years ago

Catch Comet Lemmon While You Can

If you honed your observing chops on Comet PANSTARRS this spring, consider dropping in on Comet Lemmon, now returning to the…

7 years ago

Keeping up with Comet PANSTARRS through the end of March

Wow - what an image! Michael Jaeger's photo of Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS on March 19 resembles those taken by…

8 years ago