Guide to the 2014 Leonid meteors
If there's one meteor shower that has the potential to bring on a storm of epic proportions, it's the Leonids. Peaking once every 33 years, these fast movers hail from the Comet 55P Temple-Tuttle, and radiate ...
Flickering black hole at center of IC 310 shaking up ideas on how jets form
Comet K1 PanSTARRS
Comet C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS, one of the most dependable comets of 2014, may put on its encore performance over the coming weeks for southern hemisphere observers.
No Galileo nav-sat launch for December - Arianespace
Space launch operator Arianespace said on Monday that Europe had decided against hoisting two more Galileo geolocation satellites in December following a launch mishap in August.
Three views of the North America Nebula
A perfect set of astrophotos for #WideAngleWednesday! Here are not one but three views of the North America Nebula taken by Terry Hancock. Terry said this is his widest view yet of this region. Also known as ...
Speed demon asteroid sprints safely past Earth
Earth-approaching asteroid 2014 RC ripped pass Earth today, got its orbit refashioned by our planet's gravity and now bids us adieu. I thought you'd like to see how fast this ~60-foot-wide (20-meter) space ...
New countdown for launch of European navigation satellites
Two satellites for Europe's rival to GPS, the Galileo navigation system, will be lifted into space from French Guiana on Friday a day after bad weather delayed their blast-off, launch firm Arianespace said.
New delay for launch of Europe navigation satellites (Update)
Bad weather delayed the liftoff Thursday of a rocket with two new satellites for Europe's rival to GPS, launch firm Arianespace said as it announced 12 orbiters will join the constellation from next year.
Two new satellites for Europe's Galileo space network
Europe is set to launch two satellites Thursday for its Galileo navigation system, boosting the number in the Earth-orbiting constellation to six and bringing the network a step closer to becoming operational ...
Deep astrophoto of LDN 673
What a stunning view of this dark region of space! This image, by astrophotographer Callum Hayton shows LDN 673, a molecular cloud complex that lies in the constellation Aquila. This region is massive—around ...
GPS satellite launched into space
A new Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite has been launched into space.
Image: A sequence of star-forming regions in the molecular cloud W48
(Phys.org) —Just as children are sorted into age groups at school, so the seeds of new stars can also be found in 'classes' of others of similar ages. This is especially true when the birth of stars in ...
Swarm reveals Earth's changing magnetism
(Phys.org) —The first set of high-resolution results from ESA's three-satellite Swarm constellation reveals the most recent changes in the magnetic field that protects our planet.
Ceres and Vesta Converge in Virgo
Don't let them pass you by. Right now and continuing through July, the biggest and brightest asteroids will be running on nearly parallel tracks in the constellation Virgo and so close together they'll easily ...