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Lunar and planetary spectacles fill the starry skies this week, alongside the chance of auroras and shooting stars. Perseids trickle. Late night on Monday, look for stragglers from the Perseids meteor shower. While it peaked a week ago, the shooting stars will continue to fly until August 24. According to the international observing reports, the Perseids…
The moon cozies up to Saturn on Sunday and Monday, even covering the ringed planet for some observers.
The Milky Way looks less hefty, but just as beautiful as ever, this summer.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft team have numbered the plumes of Saturn’s moon, Enceladus.
Saturn, the true “Lord of the Rings,” dominates the evening sky this week, while the summer’s first meteor shower gets under way. Saturn at full stop. On Monday, July 21, the ringed world will appear at a standstill in the sky, relative to the background stars in the zodiacal constellation Libra, the Scales. Astronomers call this…
A new Mars map makes a visual trip to the red planet possible for stargazers.
NASA astronomers reveal a three-dimensional view of a storied stellar explosion.
Tired of this planet? How about voting on a name for a newly-discovered one.
A Cat’s Eye stares back at skywatchers in this week’s star gazing showcase.
Ceres and Vesta—two of the biggest and brightest asteroids in the solar system—offer sky-watchers a record-breaking rendezvous as a treat over the holiday weekend. Not since their discovery more than 200 years ago has anyone observed these two giants of the main asteroid belt pair up so closely in the heavens. Since spring, keen-eyed sky-watchers…
Viewable by amateur astronomers, the Umbrella Galaxy is dining on a smaller companion.
Sky watchers should keep their eyes peeled for “sprites” atop thunderstorms this summer.