NASA Selects Asteroid Mission Concept
In a step forward for NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission, the agency has opted to retrieve a boulder from a larger asteroid.
MAVEN Spots Dust Cloud, Aurora on Mars
NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has detected dust high in Mars’s atmosphere and auroras across the planet’s northern hemisphere.
This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 27 – April 4
Observe International Earth Hour this Saturday by turning off your lights at 8:30 p.m. local time, then heading outside to see the waxing gibbous Moon and Jupiter amidst the evening stars. And on Friday, a barely-there total lunar eclipse awaits.
The brightest nova since 2013 peaked and dimmed, but now its behavior is unsettled. It’s an easy catch in binoculars before dawn, a bit higher every morning.
Mizar – A Fresh Look at an Old Friend
You might be tempted to pass up this familiar star for more exotic quarry, but take another look at a multiple star with a most interesting history.
Reports from March 20th’s Solar Eclipse
With risky prospects on far-northern islands and at a premium aboard aircraft, observers looked on with awe as the Moon’s shadow swept across the Arctic Ocean.