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Thursday
Jan 08 2015
13:26 UTC

Robots Exploring Alien Volcanoes? NASA Lab Hopes To Get There One Day

We've seen volcanoes or geysers erupting on the moons of Io and Enceladus. Volcanic remnants remain on Mars and the Moon. But it's tough for rovers to get inside these challenging environments. So NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is trying out a new robot here on Earth to one day, they hope, get inside volcanoes elsewhere […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Jan 07 2015
16:23 UTC

E Pur Si Muove: Galileo’s Big Night

Note: This is an edited repost of an article from 2014. 405 years ago tonight, January 7, 1610, the Pisan astronomer Galileo Galilei looked up at a bright Jupiter at opposition through his handmade telescope and saw three little “stars” next to it, which piqued his natural scientific curiosity. He soon realized that these little […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Jan 06 2015
17:13 UTC

Stargazing in January

January is the marmite of every year, individuals either love it or hate it as it brings the beginning of a New Year and new opportunities yet marks the end […]

Posted by Astronotes

Thursday
Jan 01 2015
22:51 UTC

jupiter in a blue sky

have you ever spotted jupiter during the daylight hours? i have not, but philip cruden has, and captured this great photo that even shows one of the galilean moons!

Posted by astropixie

Thursday
Jan 01 2015
18:20 UTC

Will You Float Away on Jan. 4th? Nope!

When I first heard we were all going to float in the air at 9:47 a. m. PST on January 4th, 2015 I laughed, figuring this latest InternetĀrumor would prove too silly to spread very far.ĀBoy, was I wrong. ĀThis week the bogus claim has already been shared over a million times on Facebook. Now I'm […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Dec 30 2014
19:44 UTC

Jupiter’s Moons Make Ghostly Auroral “Footprints”

We have all marveled at incredible photos and time-lapse videos of Earth's auroral displays, capturedĀby talented photographers that have bravedĀthe frigid nighttime temperatures of remote high-latitude locations as well as by those privileged few living in orbit aboard the International Space Station. But our planet isn't the only one with curtains of light crowning its […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Dec 30 2014
18:28 UTC

Where Did Europa's Water Geyser Go? Hubble Double-Checking Its Work

It was about this time last year that Europa really began to excite us again. Following a sci-fi movie about the Jupiter moon, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope announced they had found possible water vapor near the icy moon — maybe from geysers erupting from its icy surface. (That is, if the finding was […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Dec 29 2014
16:35 UTC

Marvelous Moondance: Jupiter Satellites Caught Eclipsing And Transiting

On Christmas Eve, as millions upon millions of people focused on wrapping gifts and getting ready for the holidays, an amateur astronomer gave a small gift to the world. The person turned a telescope and camera to Jupiter and caught volcanic Io going across the face of the gas giant. This happened just a few […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Dec 23 2014
14:42 UTC

The Top 101 Astronomical Events to Watch for in 2015

Phew! It's here. Now in its seventh year of compilation and the second year running on Universe Today, we're proud to feature our list of astronomical happenings for the coming year. Print it, bookmark it, hang it on your fridge or observatory wall. Not only is this the yearly article that we jokingly refer to […]

Posted by Universe Today

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