If you ever wonder why I love living in Colorado, well, maybe this’ll help. That video was shot by Daniel Lowe as he drove through western Colorado and eastern Utah. Where I live there’s substantial light pollution, but out by Gunnison...Show More Summary
Charon simulated in Celestia with the Charon Global Map used to generate the Charon texture. Click to embiggenThe Charon Global Map has just been released to complement the Pluto Global Map, so I resized it (1024x512) and converted it...Show More Summary
North-western evening sky at 6:15 pm as seen from Adelaide on August 7, Mercury and Jupiter are less than a half a finger-width apart. The August edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.This month starts with some excellent planetaryShow More Summary
My apologies, everyone: After we put up this week’s episode of Crash Course Astronomy (about exoplanets), we found an error in one of the animations that got past us. In some cases where a mistake is found we can simply annotate the video and move on. Show More Summary
Looking at how quickly stars form can nail down the galaxies that should be best for life – and our own doesn't come out on top
Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block presents the first-ever high-resolution color images of the "star stream halo" of the spiral galaxy NGC 4414.
The Planetary Society's volunteers around the world have been busy these past few months, with all the excitement surrounding Asteroid Day, the LightSail test mission, the New Horizons and Dawn missions, and other space milestones!
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I was out strolling recently on a cloudy day, and—as I always do—I took a quick look around the sky to see if anything interesting was to be seen. I do so love that habit. This particular time, I was greeted with a most unusual sight: a rainbow segment, just a small arc levitating in the clouds. Show More Summary
Analysis of data from the Philae lander has provided insight into the composition, structure and properties of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
An Aurora watch and a geomagnetic alert has been issued by the Australian IPS for 31 July to 1 August due to a coronal hole solar wind stream. This could translate into aurora at any time during the night time of the 17th to early morning 18th. Show More Summary
Comet 67P has previously unseen organic molecules and fluffy surface grains – just a few of the discoveries in the first set of papers from the Philae team
Earth needed its magnetic field to protect the nascent atmosphere – but when did the field turn on? Magnetic rocks show it was earlier than we thought
In so many words is where we retell our stories on space and physics using only the 1000 commonest words in English
Our planetary distinctions are crumbling as we continue to uncover incredible diversity in celestial objects, says Jeff Hecht
With a wonderfully rich bounty of pictures and other observations already secured, Dawn is now on its way to an even better vantage point around dwarf planet Ceres.
David: You knew enough to tell Saavik that how we face death is at least as important as how we face life. Kirk [sadly, resigned]: Just words. David: But good words! That's where ideas begin. In June of 1982, I found myself waiting in a long, long line at a mall. Show More Summary
This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky NASA'S New Horizons team have named newly discovered landmarks on Pluto's largest moon in honour of scifi shows including Doctor Who and Star Trek. The...Show More Summary
The evening sky at 700 pm ACST looking west as seen from Adelaide from 30 July to 6 August. The circles show successive positions of Comet C/2014 Q1 PanSTARRS every two days. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at equivalent local times. Show More Summary
A band of strangely tight-knit icy objects in the Kuiper belt has defied explanation. Now a simulation rewinding the solar system to its babyhood has an answer