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Total lunar eclipse, Nov. 8, 2022
A total lunar eclipse put a blood moon in the US skies Tuesday morning, just before people headed to the polls to vote in the US mid-term elections.
A long partial lunar eclipse occurred this morning
Friday morning's partial lunar eclipse was one of the longest partial lunar eclipses ever and the longest in several hundred years.
Great conjunction; it’s not usually this good
Viewers in the Northern Hemisphere could see Jupiter and Saturn really close to each other this week.
NSF decommissions a huge radio telescope
The large, iconic Arecibo scope can't be fixed safely. A big set of ears on the cosmos now hears only silence.
Exploring the constellation Pegasus
In October, before we start seeing the bright constellations of winter at a decent hour, the winged horse flies across the sky.
Most detailed images ever of the sun
A new telescope at the National Solar Observatory snapped the most detailed pictures of the sun's surface we have ever seen.
Mercury makes a transit; next in 2032
A transit of Mercury occurred today and was visible from the US, provided you had sunny skies. It was one of longest possible transits.
Saturn has the most moons. Wanna name them?
20 new moons were discovered around Saturn, now the planet with the most moons. Contest to name the new ones.
Lunar occultation of Venus occurred today
Under cold, cold skies, when they're clear, people could see the moon, Venus, and Jupiter lining up for a nice show.
A scientist says maybe Pluto’s a planet after all
New research suggests that the reason Pluto lost its status as a planet may not be a valid reason. At least some scientists think so.