Satellites Watched Mercury’s Transit From Space, Confirming That Yes, the Sun Has At Least One Planet

Do you wonder how astronomers find all those exoplanets orbiting stars in distant solar systems? Mostly they use the transit…

5 years ago

How to See the Space Station Fly in Front of the Moon

Want to see the the space station zip across the Moon or Sun? Here are step-by-step instructions how.

7 years ago

The Search Is On For Alien Signals Around Tabby’s Star There's a remote chance that inexplicable light variations in a star in the Northern Cross may be caused by…

8 years ago

Watch Mercury Transit the Sun in Multiple Wavelengths

No one had a better view of the transit of Mercury across the Sun than the space-based Solar Dynamics Observatory,…

8 years ago

Give Mom the Aurora Tonight / Mercury Transit Update

A review of last night's spectacular aurora along with a look at tonight's space weather forecast plus a recap of…

8 years ago

How to Safely Watch Mercury Transit the Sun on May 9

On Monday, May 9 Mercury will make one of its relatively rare transits of the Sun. Get ready for the…

8 years ago

What’s Orbiting KIC 8462852 – Shattered Comet or Alien Megastructure?

"Bizarre." "Interesting." "Giant transit".  That were the reactions of Planet Hunters project volunteers when they got their first look at the light…

9 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Jan. 23, 2015: SpaceX, Rosetta, and Asteroid Updates!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg ( / @MorganRehnberg ) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / (more…)

9 years ago

Cool Video: Space Station Flies in Front of the Moon

This has been on my bucket list for a while, but I've never had the opportunity to witness it myself:…

10 years ago

Will Gaia Be Our Next Big Exoplanet Hunter?

Early on the morning of Dec. 19, 2013, the pre-dawn sky above the coastal town of Kourou in French Guiana was briefly sliced by the…

10 years ago