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Posts in the past four weeks

Thursday
Sep 11 2014
12:57 UTC

Aurora Watch! Two Solar Particle Blasts Could Start Smacking Into Earth Friday

Bim, bam, smash! The Sun hurled two clouds of particles in our general direction, putting space weather watchers on alert. There's now a high chance of auroras on Sept. 12 (Friday), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with more activity possible during the weekend. The coronal mass ejections erupted Sept. 9 and Sept. […]

Posted by Universe Today

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

Monday
Sep 08 2014
12:14 UTC

Stargazing in September

When we think of the constellations of this time of year, Cygnus, Lyra, Aquila and Hercules are first to come to mind. However there are other overlooked constellations out there, […]

Posted by Astronotes

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 theĀSeven Sisters. Ā Not only does a new study, published in Science magazine by a team led by Carl Melis of the University…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Aug 27 2014
19:00 UTC

What’s in a Heartbeat?

... constant velocity, the two stars spend most of their time far apart, and a few harrowing hours racing past each other. Or, to put it another way: hours and hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror. This is a heartbeat star.

Posted by astrobites

Wednesday
Aug 27 2014
14:06 UTC

Weird X-Rays: What Happens When Eta Carinae's Massive Stars Get Close?

... one of the brightest stars you could […]

Posted by Universe Today

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

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

Wednesday
Aug 20 2014
10:01 UTC

Stunning Snapshot Reveals Dazzling Star Factories

... pair of glowing star factories beckon stargazers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Aug 18 2014
19:16 UTC

6 Sky Events This Week: Chance of Sky Lights and Shooting Stars

... week ago, the shooting stars will continue to fly until August 24. According to the international observing reports, the Perseids…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Aug 15 2014
19:50 UTC

What Sparked Star Explosion 2014J? NASA Telescope Seeks Clues

... marks the spot: after probing the area where a star used to be, in X-rays, astronomers have been able to rule out one cause for the supernova explosion. Because the Chandra X-Ray Observatory did not detect anything unusual in X-rays, astronomers say this means that a white dwarf was not responsible for pulling off […]

Posted by Universe Today

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