With an asteroid a third of a mile wide set to soar past Earth Jan. 26, scientists and amateur astronomers alike will be looking up.
NASA scientists have identified a whopping 1,000 planets outside the solar system using data from the Kepler telescope, which has recorded thousands more potential planets in our galaxy.
NASA is celebrating 25 years of the Hubble Telescope in orbit with a new dramatic view of a well-known celestial object.
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.
One hundred eighteen years ago, a team of draft horses labored up a hill west of Flagstaff, Arizona. Their cargo was a 32-foot steel telescope tube commissioned by astronomer Percival Lowell.
The hinterlands of our solar system are tough to study. The objects beyond the realm of the planets are so far and small that it’s difficult to even find them.
Modern science is all about collaborations. Many projects are so big and expensive that you need a lot of partners to make them happen. The largest telescope at McDonald Observatory, for example, is a collaboration of several universities in the United States and Germany.
After dazzling sky watchers Monday night, get ready for round two. Set your calendar for October 8th, when the second total lunar eclipse in this “Blood Moon” tetrad occurs, but this one is for super early risers, or serious night owls. The full eclipse will occur at 3:55 a.m. over the San Francisco – San Jose – Oakland area.
Just in time for tax day, which may feel like trying to squeeze blood from a rock, the moon will appear blood-red in a total lunar eclipse on the night of April 14th and overnight into April 15th.
Mount Everest gets all the credit, but Hawaii’s Mauna Kea (an idle volcano that’s been around for, you know, a million years) is technically the world’s tallest mountain. Technically. While it stands 13,800ft above sea level, more than two thirds of the hill is actually submerged underwater, which brings the total height to 33,136ft.