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A Lion’s Heart and some starry graveyards come this way for skywatchers.
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…
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…
Astronomers have spotted the most distant stars still inside the Milky Way Galaxy.
Viewable by amateur astronomers, the Umbrella Galaxy is dining on a smaller companion.
Worldwide celebration of the “beautiful game” may have spilled across the solar system to Mercury, according to NASA. The space agency’s MESSENGER spacecraft has spotted what appears to be a giant soccer ball on the scorched surface of the planet closest to the sun. While it may have the familiar pattern of a football, it…
A giant telescope kicks off construction with a mountaintop blast today.
The goddess of love this week brightens the dawn hours for skywatchers.
NASA’s Hubble space telescope has unveiled its latest, greatest, deepest view of galaxies.