Backyard astronomer in Ireland finds supernova
Quarter-mile-wide asteroid coming close to Earth
(AP) -- An asteroid bigger than an aircraft carrier will dart between the Earth and moon on Tuesday - the closest encounter by such a huge rock in 35 years.
Jupiter Impact: Mystery of the Missing Debris
On June 3rd, 2010, something hit Jupiter. A comet or asteroid descended from the black of space, struck the planet's cloudtops, and disintegrated, producing a flash of light so bright it was visible in backyard t ...
Amateur astronomer spots another Jupiter strike (w/ Video)
Jupiter has gotten whacked again.
Fireballs in Jupiter's atmosphere observed by amateur astronomers
The solar system is crowded with small objects like asteroids and comets. Most have stable orbits which keep them out of harm's way, but a small proportion of them are in orbits that risk them colliding with ...
What Hit Jupiter?
(PhysOrg.com) -- It began with a furrowed brow, a moment of puzzlement, quickly dismissed.
A spiral galaxy with a secret
(Phys.org)—The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope – with a little help from an amateur astronomer – has produced one of the best views yet of nearby spiral galaxy Messier 106. Located a little over 20 ...
Hubble reveals the ring nebula's true shape
(Phys.org) —The Ring Nebula's distinctive shape makes it a popular illustration for astronomy books. But new observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of the glowing gas shroud around an old, dying, ...
Russians desperately try to save Mars moon probe (Update)
A Russian space probe aiming to land on a Mars moon was stuck circling the Earth after equipment failure Wednesday, and scientists raced to fire up its engines before the whole thing came crashing down.
Debunking comet ISON conspiracy theories (no, ISON is not Nibiru)
Comets always seem to bring 'em out of the wood work.
The surface of Ganymede in pictures taken by amateur astronomer
(Phys.org)—Technology has radically changed the contributions that amateurs can make to the field of astronomy. Using a readily-available 'hobby' telescope, off-the-shelf camera and computer equipment, ...
Green Comet Approaches Earth
In 1996, a 7-year-old boy in China bent over the eyepiece of a small telescope and saw something that would change his life--a comet of flamboyant beauty, bright and puffy with an active tail. At first he ...
A cracked comet
(PhysOrg.com) -- A leading amateur astronomer has made a major astronomical discovery thanks to a sophisticated educational telescope project led by Cardiff University astronomers.
Looking deep into a violent storm on Saturn
(PhysOrg.com) -- ESOs Very Large Telescope (VLT) has teamed up with NASAs Cassini spacecraft to study a rare storm in the atmosphere of the planet Saturn in more detail than has ever been possible ...