Asteroid harvesting

Deep Space Industries

Asteroid Mining Gets Competitive

January 23, 2013                                                                | Deep Space Industries, Inc, announced plans to send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting to target asteroids in 2015 — and that’s just the first step in their ambitious proposal. > read more

Astronomers Zoom in on Solar Hairs

January 23, 2013                                                                | New observations with a rocket-launched imager reveal individual strands of plasma wound around each other in the Sun’s corona. These strands could be tied to the mysteriously high temperature of this region. > read more

Pulsar Twitches Leave Astronomers Perplexed

January 24, 2013                                                                | New X-ray and radio observations detected a strange switcheroo in the radiation from a pulsar. The repeated hiccups have left scientists scratching their heads. > read more

NGC 6872: The Largest Spiral Galaxy

January 12, 2013                                                                | Our Milky Way ranks near the top in the pecking order of spiral galaxies, but it’s no match for an enormous “island universe” in the constellation Pavo that is more than 500,000 light-years across. > read more

Doug Zubenel

The Evening Zodiacal Light in 2013

January 24, 2013                                                                | The zodiacal light shows very well from dark locations at mid-northern latitudes starting about 80 minutes after sunset on moonless evenings from late January to early April. > read more

Tour January’s Sky by Eye and Ear!

January 1, 2013                                                                  | Jupiter is the unrivaled king of the evening sky this month. Use it as a benchmark to find a pair of star clusters and other interesting celestial sights. > read more

Leo announces spring (eventually)

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

January 25, 2013                                                                  | The brightening Moon passes close by Jupiter as it moves eastward toward fullness. And when Sirius culminates in late evening now, can you see Canopus below it? > read more

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