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January 4, 2019 9:24 PM Here Are All of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses You Can See in 2019

2019 will have plenty in store for astronomy fans across the world, with a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse and more. The most exciting such event for U.S.-based stargazers may be the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse” on Jan. 21, says Christian Veillet, an astronomer at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory 123

December 30, 2018 12:58 PM Nancy Grace Roman, 'Mother Of Hubble' Space Telescope, Has Died, At Age 93

When Nancy Grace Roman was a child, her favorite object to draw was the moon. Her mother used to take her on walks under the nighttime sky and show her constellations, or point out the colorful swirls of the aurora. Roman loved to look up at the stars and imagine. Eventually, her passion for stargazing blossomed into a career as a renowned astronomer 76

October 26, 2018 3:10 PM NASA snaps incredible photo of cat's paw nebula

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured this view of the Cat's Paw Nebula within the Milky Way. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) We all "knead" more space photos in our lives, so here's a stunning one from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of a region of the Milky Way that scientists call the Cat's Paw Nebula. Spitzer sees the world in infrared light, which lets it cut through 110

October 8, 2018 7:18 PM Hubble space telescope goes into 'safe mode' over faulty gyroscope

NASA, we have a problem: one of the Hubble Space Telescope’s gyroscopes – devices which are needed to keep the telescope in the right direction during observations – is not working. “On Friday, the Hubble Space Telescope went into safe mode due to a failed gyro – used to keep the telescope precisely pointed for long periods,” NASA explained in a tweet 108

September 20, 2018 1:29 PM Real-life 'Planet Vulcan' found 16 light-years away from Earth

If it has inhabitants, it's a good bet they all "live long and prosper." The real-life planet Vulcan, once home to "Star Trek's" Spock (made famous by Leonard Nimoy), has been found, thanks to scientists who've discovered an exoplanet just 16 light-years from Earth. The planet is associated with the real-life star 40 Eridani A, which has been found to be host to one planet 192

August 14, 2018 2:13 PM Ghostly remains of a dead star revealed in infrared light

The supernova remnant HBH 3 glows with infrared light in this photo from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Infrared light with a wavelength of 3.6 microns is shown in blue, while lower-energy infrared light with a wavelength of 4.5 microns is shown in red. Spitzer captured this image in May 2010, and NASA released it on Aug. 2, 2018. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/IPAC) 120

August 7, 2018 1:27 PM Mysterious radio signal found in space and astronomers aren't sure where it's coming from

A mysterious fast radio burst (FRB) that hit Earth late last month has been detected. While this type of activity is by no means common, it is not unusual. The part that's puzzling scientists is not the radio burst itself, but the fact that its frequency is nearly 200 megahertz lower than any other radio burst ever detected. The signal was spotted by a telescope 117

July 27, 2018 6:30 PM Your Guide to Seeing Spectacular Views of Mars This Weekend

Mars will appear unusually large and bright starting this Friday as the Red Planet makes its closest approach to Earth in 15 years. The phenomenon known as Mars Opposition typically happens every two years, but this year, Mars will be closest its been to earth since 2003. Mars and Earth, like all other planets in our solar system, both orbit the sun, but do so at different 104

July 7, 2018 3:50 PM Marvin the Martian and Friends, Vol. 1Closed Captioning

Open iTunes to preview or buy TV shows. Marvin Martian is monitoring, through his telescope, a rocket launch on Earth. The rocket heads straight for him and lands on Mars. The only occupant is Bugs Bunny, lured into Cape Canaveral by a carrot and sent to Mars as an expendable "astro-rabbit". Bugs is to claim Mars in the name of the Earth, but Marvin 58

June 25, 2018 12:55 PM NASA's new picture of Jupiter is stunning and 'turbulent' at the same time, like a Van Gogh painting

The astonishing images come courtesy of the Juno spacecraft, which recently had its 13th close flyby of the planet. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt /Seán Doran) NASA unveiled a remarkable image of Jupiter's northern hemisphere on its website, reminiscent of one of Vincent Van Gogh most famous paintings works, "The Starry Night." The images 90