Big, Bright Super 'Snow' Moon Lights Up Bay Area SkyA full snow moon came out in all its 'supermoon' splendor Monday night, much to the delight of Bay Area skywatchers.
Officials Mum on Mystery Closure of Mountaintop Solar ObservatoryThe Sunspot Solar Observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico has found itself at the center of an earthly mystery. Officials say an undisclosed security concern was behind the decision to abruptly vacate and lock up the remote facility on Sept 6.
Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak Sunday NightThe Perseid meteor shower should be dazzling Bay Area skies Sunday night and Monday morning if weather and wildfires don’t get in the way.
Astronomers Have Found The Fastest-Growing Black Hole Ever Seen, And It's Got A Monster AppetiteAstronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen in the universe, and they're calling this one a monster with an appetite.
Milky Way Galaxy Core Packed with Thousands of Black HolesThe center of our galaxy is teeming with black holes, sort of like a Times Square for strange super-gravity objects, astronomers have discovered.
Blazing Meteor Fireball, Bright as 100 Moons, Lights Up Arctic SkyA meteor blazed across Arctic Finland Thursday night, brightening the sky and sending scientists on a scramble to locate shards of the reported meteorite.
Scientists Witness Huge Cosmic Crash, Find Origins Of GoldIt was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos.
Eve of Eclipse: Millions Converge Across U.S. to See the Sun Go DarkMillions converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun on Monday.
Rare Cosmic Show About To Make West Coast DebutIt's a once in a lifetime opportunity and millions of Americans are about to take advantage of it.
West Coast Sky Watchers Suss Out Sites To See Summer Solar EclipseThis summer, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the U.S. and hordes of astronomy buffs have already booked lodging in central Oregon, where the viewing may be ideal.
Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, Comet Starring In Weekend Night SkyA full moon and comet share double billing in a special night sky show this weekend, while a lunar eclipse starts everything off Friday night.
Berkeley Scientists Try To Unravel Mystery Of ‘Tabby’s Star’It's being called the most mysterious star ever detected, and now University of California, Berkeley astronomers are trying to determine if aliens exist on it.
Transit Of Mercury Underway: How To Watch It In The Bay AreaMercury has begun a relatively rare move across the sun.
Ancient Babylonians Used Calculus To Track JupiterIf Galileo was the so-called father of astronomy, then the ancient Babylonians were the great, great-grandfathers.
Best Places Near San Francisco To Watch The Geminid Meteor ShowerFive recommended places in and around San Francisco to watch the Geminid meteor shower...