WISE Eye Spies First Glimpse of the Starry Sky
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has captured its first look at the starry sky that it will soon begin surveying in infrared light.
Rare New Year's Eve 'blue moon' to ring in 2010
(AP) -- Once in a blue moon there is one on New Year's Eve. Revelers ringing in 2010 will be treated to a so-called blue moon. According to popular definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a month. ...
Galactic X-ray emissions originate from stars
(PhysOrg.com) -- A 25-year old astronomical mystery has been solved: Most of the diffuse X-ray emissions in the Milky Way do not originate from one single source but from so-called white dwarfs and from stars ...
Biggest Full Moon of the Year: Take 2
When last month's full Moon rose over Florida, onlooker Raquel Stanton of Cocoa Beach realized that something was up.