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Posts in the past four weeks

Monday
Sep 15 2014
16:14 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Moon Points to Crab and Leo's Heart

... Lion's Heart and some starry graveyards come this way for skywatchers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Sep 15 2014
13:55 UTC

Rosetta's probe may land 500 metres from jets that produce comet's tail

The European Space Agency is playing a high-stakes game but the potential science return makes it worth taking the chanceInitially, the European Space Agency thought that its chances of successfully landing on Rosettas target comet were about 70-75%. Now chances are lower maybe much lower but the agency wont give a figure because it doesnt have time to re-run the risk assessment exercise. That in itself shows that Esa knows exactly where its priorities lie. Instead of re-running an academic exe

Posted by Across the universe

Saturday
Sep 13 2014
22:17 UTC

Spacecraft’s Selfie is Photobombed by a Comet

... it shows one of the spacecraft's 14-meter-long (46-foot) solar arrays glinting with reflected sunlight while off in the distance is the “rubber duckie”¬Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko! Read more about this image here. Tagged: comet, […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Thursday
Sep 11 2014
18:13 UTC

Solar Storm Heading for Earth May Spark Auroras This Weekend

... solar outburst promises weekend northern lights.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Sep 10 2014
14:37 UTC

Space Mountain!

Where do you suppose this rocky, jagged peak is located? Sierra Nevada? The French Alps? The Himalayas? Actually this craggy mountain is located much, much farther away than any of those Earthly ranges (although it's currently getting closer by the day) — this is a peak on the 4-km-wide nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, imaged by […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Monday
Sep 08 2014
21:53 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Bull’s Red Eye and Green Giant Join Moon

... supermoon starts the week for skywatchers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Saturday
Sep 06 2014
16:10 UTC

Watch Final Summer Supermoon This Weekend

... supermoon is on the rise.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Thursday
Sep 04 2014
20:39 UTC

Watch Newfound “Pitbull” Asteroid Barnstorm Earth on Saturday

... 60-foot-wide (20 meters) space rock will come closest to Earth at…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Thursday
Sep 04 2014
12:00 UTC

Astronomers Identify an Exoplanet in the Process of Formation

Here at Lights In The Dark I typically keep the articles and information to exploration occurring within our Solar System. But there have been amazing advances in the discovery of worlds far beyond our own family of planets and this recent news is quite fascinating: astronomers have spotted what appears to be a large gaseous […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Sep 02 2014
15:05 UTC

5 Sky Events This Week: Milky Way Gems Sparkle While Venus Snuggles With Leo

... bright moon steers skywatchers to Milky Way wonders this week.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Saturday
Aug 30 2014
12:12 UTC

1833 Meteor Storm Started Citizen Science

Crowdsourcing astronomy discoveries goes back a ways, to 1833, and a truly remarkable meteor shower.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Thursday
Aug 28 2014
06:00 UTC

Seven Sisters Star Cluster Controversy Solved

Good news for fans of that stargazer's favorite, the Pleiades. Such star clusters are closer than astronomers supposed, most particularly when it comes to the iconic one known to many sky-watchers as the¬Seven Sisters. ¬ Not only does a new study, published in Science magazine by a team led by Carl Melis of the University…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Aug 25 2014
17:20 UTC

Carnivals #367 and #368

... with self-replicating space probes unfolding the “spine” of the James Webb Space Telesco

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Monday
Aug 25 2014
17:14 UTC

5 Sky Events This Week: Cosmic Teapot Steams While Neptune Hits Prime Time

Moonless nights offer starry delights to stargazers this week.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Aug 25 2014
14:06 UTC

Take a Flight Over a Massive Aurora

Post by Alexander Gerst. Or perhaps I should say “eine grosse Aurora!” ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst made this time-lapse of¬a “massive aurora” as seen from the Space Station on August 24. The entire video is beautiful,¬showing not just a view of the ghostly green aurora but also plenty of stars, airglow, the graceful rotation of […]

Posted by Universe Today

Sunday
Aug 24 2014
22:34 UTC

New Global Map of Triton Shows Neptune’s Moon Like Never Before

This Monday will mark the 25th anniversary of Voyager 2's visit to Neptune, its historic close¬approach to the distant ice giant having been made back on Aug. 25, 1989. To mark the occasion, the Lunar and Planetary Institute has released a newly-restored, high-resolution map of Triton, Neptune's largest moon and the last solid body to […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Saturday
Aug 23 2014
07:00 UTC

Stellar Snow Globe Mystery Solved With Hubble’s Help

Star clusters offer thrilling sights for stargazers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

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