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Monday
Oct 13 2014
22:32 UTC

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Buzzes Beehive, Comet Barnstorms Mars

Sky-watchers enjoy parting views of Saturn, the “lord of the rings,” this week, along with the moon joining a star cluster and a historic encounter between the red planet and an icy interloper.¬ Sinking Saturn. Starting Tuesday, October 14, sky-watchers get their last chance to see Saturn as it quickly continues to sink in the…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Sunday
Oct 12 2014
17:00 UTC

Volcanoes Reveal Lunar Eruptions Long-Lived

Lunar volcanoes look surprisingly long-lived to astronomers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Saturday
Oct 11 2014
16:25 UTC

Watch the Blood Moon Eclipse from Mercury

Yes, it's another time-lapse of the October 8 lunar eclipse that was observed by skywatchers across half the Earth except that these images weren't captured from Earth at all; this was the view from Mercury! (...)Read the rest of Watch the “Blood Moon” Eclipse from Mercury (284 words) ¬ Jason Major for Universe Today, 2014. […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Oct 08 2014
17:17 UTC

Blood Moon Thrills Sky-Watchers

... Blood Moon came calling and skywatchers caught its snapshot.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Oct 08 2014
16:54 UTC

Getting the Measure of Space

Astronomy is one of the oldest scientific disciplines. Human beings have certainly been fascinated by goings-on in the night sky since prehistoric times, so perhaps astronomy is evidence that the urge to make sense of the Universe around us, and our own relationship to it, is an essential part of what it means to be […]

Posted by In The Dark

Monday
Oct 06 2014
20:05 UTC

Carnival of Space #374

... tour of all the great space blogging from around the Universe. First off,¬it's back! Mystery Island' in Titan sea makes unexpected reappearance¬with the Meridiani Journal. Elsewhere in the Solar System, see glorious global 3-D Mars from ISRO's MOM and ESA's Rosetta¬with Universe Today, who also bring us the case for a mission to the Martian moon Phobos. Urban Astronomer writes about two recent outreach experiences, speaking to v

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Wednesday
Oct 01 2014
10:00 UTC

Amazing Photo of Wild Duck Cluster

The Wild Duck Cluster takes flight, to stargazers' delight.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Tuesday
Sep 30 2014
02:36 UTC

Nobody Makes a Picture of Mars Quite Like MOM

If you're loving this fantastic image of the Red Planet as much as I am, then be sure to give thanks to MOM! Don't call home just yet though; this is a view from India's Mars Orbiter Mission — MOM for short — which successfully entered orbit around Mars on September 24 after a ten-month […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Monday
Sep 29 2014
19:05 UTC

6 Sky Events This Week: Cosmic Swan and Eagle Take Flight

... treasure trove of starry sights fill the night skies this week.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Sep 26 2014
22:48 UTC

Astronomers Clue in to Why Binary Stars Are So Bountiful

Everyone needs some alone timeeven stars. Astronomers now think they have an explanation as to why so many stars are single or double stars. While most stars are born in clustered stellar nurseries, the great majority¬we see across the cosmos spend their lives as loners or double stars. ¬A new study published this week in…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Sep 24 2014
21:34 UTC

India Reaches Mars With Low-Cost Mission

... successfully send a spacecraft to the red planet. At a reported cost of $73 million, the mission is also a feat for lower cost exploration. Launched on November 5, 2013,…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Sep 24 2014
18:03 UTC

There Are No Such Things As Black Holes

That's the conclusion reached by¬one researcher from the University of North Carolina: black holes can't exist in our Universe — not mathematically, anyway. I'm still not over the shock, said Laura Mersini-Houghton, associate physics professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. We've been studying this problem for a more than 50 years and this solution gives us a […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Sep 24 2014
17:59 UTC

Monsters Gobble Galaxies to Grow

Galactic cannibalism makes for some enjoyable mayhem for stargazers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Sep 22 2014
22:01 UTC

Cosmic Dust Clouds Gravitational Wave Finding

Dust may explain away a gravitational wave discovery.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Sep 22 2014
17:12 UTC

4 Sky Events This Week: Rival of Mars Does Battle With Red Planet

Mars meets a rival this week, delighting stargazers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Sep 22 2014
14:34 UTC

MAVEN Arrives in Martian Orbit

MAVEN and Mars, two great things that now go together.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Sep 22 2014
12:45 UTC

Nasa's Maven spacecraft could solve mystery of Mars's missing water Stuart Clark

Mars was once awash with water. With the arrival of Nasas Maven mission at the red planet, we may finally be close to working out where it all wentYou might not have heard of Nasas latest Mars mission. Unlike the hoopla that surrounded the arrival and landing of their 2012 Curiosity Rover, Maven has slipped into orbit relatively quietly. It will not land on the surface but, arguably, is the more important of the two missions. If it achieves its scientific goals it could allow scientists to make f

Posted by Across the universe

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