Catch the dramatic June 10th occultation of Saturn by the moon

Some terms in astronomy definitely have a PR problem, and are perhaps due for an overhaul. One such awkward term is occultation, which simply means that one celestial body is passing in front of another from an observer's ...

Shadow hunters capture Didymos asteroid eclipsing stars

After months of effort, astronomers have succeeded in capturing the momentary shadow cast by the Didymos asteroid, from tens of million kilometers away as it passed in front of far-distant stars—a feat of observation only ...

After 14 years, first COSMIC satellite mission comes to an end

The last of six tiny satellites that were rocketed into space 14 years ago—and then went on to prove that the wealth of accurate atmospheric data that can be gleaned from existing GPS signals can improve operational weather ...

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