Every chance we get, we’re looking at the sun ahead of the US eclipse on Aug. 21. Here’s a little info about the sun itself: it rotates as a gas, not a solid.
We await the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, here in the US. The entire continental US will see at least a partial eclipse.
We thought we saw sunspots yesterday, so we pointed a slightly more powerful telescope at the sun this morning. Yep. Sunspots.
The total solar eclipse is 15 days away and our telescopes are already tuning in the sun and moon. Take a close look.
How big the mirror is makes all the difference when it comes to the ability an optical telescope has of pulling in faint objects in deep space.
The Very Large Array in New Mexico showed signs of a slight uptick in interest in astronomy on the part of US children and families.
The world’s beauty is joined by extraterrestrial beauty, and since Jupiter is now closer to Earth than it has been in a year, NASA took some pics.
Are we alone? NASA scientists have published their discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star that’s only 39 light years away.
An intriguing jet stream can be found in Saturn’s atmosphere, and NASA’s Cassini sent back a few pics from the latest phase of its mission.
Saturn’s rings differ a little from those of Uranus. Using computer simulations from telescope and probe data, scientists have a model for why that happens.