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Mars Express Takes Photos of Phobos as it Flies Past

The ESA's Mars Express Orbiter is no stranger to the Martian moon Phobos. The spacecraft was launched in June 2003…

9 months ago

See Venus at Her Most Ravishing

Venus is HUGE right now but oh-so-skinny as it approaches inferior conjunction on August 15. Like crescents? You'll never see a…

5 years ago

Mercury and Venus an Awesome Duo at Dusk

As Universe Today's Dave Dickinson described earlier this week not only has Venus returned to the evening sky, but Mercury has climbed…

6 years ago

What Does Earth Look Like From the Moon?

If you could stand on the Moon and look back at the Earth, what would you see? How would it…

6 years ago

Observing Alert: See Mercury’s Best Evening Show of the Year

Don't let furtive Mercury slip through your fingers this spring. The next two and a half weeks will be the best…

6 years ago

Venus And Moon Caught In A Crazy, Phase-y Coincidence Tonight

Curious coincidences occur in the sky just as they do on Earth. Take tonight for instance. The moon is in…

7 years ago

Bottoms Up! It’s a Year of Lunar Libration From Down Under

Do you live in the southern hemisphere? Are you tired of all those views of the Moon that favor celestial…

7 years ago

Pick Up Some Good Librations With This Stunning Moon Video

As the Moon orbits Earth, it rotates at such a rate as to keep the same face aiming our way...…

9 years ago

First Quarter Moon

[/caption] The first quarter moon is actually the third phase of the moon each cycle. In the Northern Hemisphere during…

10 years ago