The first anniversary of Neptune’s discovery by astronomers 165 Earth years ago. The Hubble telescope captured some images to celebrate the occasion.
The moon will be really, really big on Saturday in a much-hyped event that some say causes natural disasters. Astronomers say: Nah.
This week, Venus will reach its greatest distance from the sun in our sky before beginning its “descent” into what Sumerian myths described as the underworld. Here are five things you need to know about the planet.
Except for the moon, Jupiter is the brightest celestial object in the sky this week. Tonight, in fact, the biggest planet in our solar system is the closest it ever gets to Earth.
During the late night hours tonight, Jupiter will pass 368 million miles from Earth, which is its closest approach since 1963. It won’t be this close again until 2022. You won’t need a telescope to see it, as it will be the brightest light in the sky besides the moon. Coincidentally, Uranus will also be [...]