Mars, Other 'Naked Eye' Planets Making Close Approach To EarthStargazers will get a treat for the rest of this month as Mars making its closest approach to Earth on May 30th.
Santa Cruz Astronomer Discovers Galaxy Far, Far AwayAstronomers say they have discovered a hot, star-popping galaxy that is far, far away -- farther than any previously detected, from a time when the universe was a mere toddler of about 400 million years old.
Roussel's Goal Breaks Tie, Stars Beat Sharks 5-3Antoine Roussel broke a third-period tie for the second time in three games, and the Stars beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Saturday.
Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak Wednesday, 60 Shooting Stars Per Hour PredictedPeople looking for a shooting star to wish upon may find Wednesday overnight to be a dream come true.
Rare Blue Moon Returns Friday After 3-Year HiatusSkywatchers are in for a rare treat this Friday as a Blue Moon takes center stage for a show that happens once every three years.
Radiant Meteor Shower With Chance For 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Happening NowAn April meteor shower known for uncommon surges of up 100 shooting stars per hour is on tap for the next few days.
StarDate 11/26/2014: Galaxy MergersGalaxies could use a set of traffic cops — they’re always running into each other. These galactic wrecks can produce some of the most beautiful objects in the universe.
Blood Moon Returns: Total Eclipse On Wednesday Will Be A Rare 'Selenelion'California and several other states in the western United States are getting front row seats early Wednesday morning to the second and final total eclipse in the "Blood Moon" tetrad series of 2014.
StarDate 8/13/2014: Scanning The 'Barcode' Of The SunUntil the middle of the 19th century, the stars were little more than mysterious points of light. Astronomers could plot a star’s position in the sky, or record changes in its brightness, but that was about all
StarDate 8/6/2014: Taking A Census Of Our Stellar Neighborhood In a time when astronomers are studying galaxies that are billions of light-years away, you might think that we know everything there is to know about our own cosmic neighborhood.
StarDate 7/25/2014: Logging Star Clusters In Sagittarius One of the first items on almost any amateur astronomer’s “to-do” list is completing the Messier marathon — looking at all 110 objects cataloged by Charles Messier. Messier himself began the first marathon 250 years ago.
StarDate: ‘New’ StarsAt Christmas of 1934, a bright “new” star exploded to life in Hercules. For a few days, it was one of the brightest stars in the night sky. It made the front pages of newspapers, and astronomers tracked it for months as it slowly faded from sight.