Why the new moon on February 18th is special
Did you hear the one about last month's 'supermoon?'
Solar eclipse over the USA
Mark your calendar. On Sunday, May 20th, the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire. It's an annular solar eclipse--the first one in the USA in almost 18 years.
Solstice lunar eclipse set for December 21st
Everyone knows that "the moon on the breast of new-fallen snow gives the luster of mid-day to objects below." That is, except during a lunar eclipse.
Stellar eclipse gives glimpse of exoplanet
A group of astronomers led by an MIT professor has spotted an exoplanetary eclipse of a star only 40 light years away right around the corner, astronomically speaking revealing a "super-Earth."
Hinode satellite captures X-ray footage of solar eclipse
The moon passed between the Earth and the sun on Thursday, Oct. 23. While avid stargazers in North America looked up to watch the spectacle, the best vantage point was several hundred miles above the North ...
Seeing Earth as an exoplanet: What signs of life are visible?
An extraterrestrial spacecraft lurking in a satellite's orbit near Earth would be able to see city lights and pollution in our atmosphere. But what if it searched for signs of life on Earth from afar?
Partial solar eclipse sweeps across North America
A partial solar eclipse swept across much of North America on Thursday, triggering floods of blurry pictures of a crescent-shaped sun on Twitter and other social media.
Scientists capture 'terrifying' Tolkien-like eclipse (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have captured a 'terrifying' image of a giant Goliath-like star undergoing a two year eclipse. First discovered by a German astronomer 180 years ago, it is the first close-up image of an eclipse ...
The opposition of Mars
By the time you finish reading this story, you'll be about 1,000 km closer to the planet Mars.
A tetrad of Lunar eclipses
For people in the United States, an extraordinary series of lunar eclipses is about to begin.
Astronomers observe two stars so close to each other that they will end up merging into a supermassive star
A study of "MY Camelopardalis" binary system, published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, shows that the most massive stars are made up by merging with other smaller stars, as predicted by theoretical models ...
First sighting of Halley’s comet pushed back two centuries
Astronomers discovered ancient Egyptian observations of a variable star
The study of the "Demon star", Algol, made by a research group of the University of Helsinki, Finland, has received both scientific and public attention. The period of the brightness variation of this eclipsing binary star ...
Archaeologists return to ancient Greek 'computer' wreck site: official
A new search has begun at a Greek island where an ancient device known as the world's "oldest computer" was found over a century ago, an official said Thursday, adding that other discoveries were possible.