The massive Smith Cloud falling toward our galaxy’s disk is likely from the Milky Way, not a visitor.
A blazing-bright fireball that lit up the early evening sky on January 30th appears to have scattered meteorites near the Pennsylvania- Maryland border. Now the search is on to find them.
Ripples found in the Milky Way’s disk reveal our galaxy survived an ancient hit-and-run. Now, astronomers might have caught the culprit.
See the five planets in the pre-dawn hours while you still can, and catch a conjunction between Moon, Venus, and Mercury on the morning of February 6th.
Two planets and a pretty crescent Moon gather low above the southeastern horizon before dawn on February 6th.
This week and early next will be your last chance to see five planets – six if you count Earth – at dawn. Nature’s even throwing in a bonus Venus-Mercury-Moon conjunction on February 6th.
This month’s audio sky tour starts before dawn, when you can spot all five bright planets by eye, and moves to the sparkling stars seen on winter evenings.
Crowd-sourcing the universe: Thanks to online portals, legions of volunteer astronomers are turning their eyes to the sky and doing extraordinary science. Three scientists discuss the future of citizen astronomy.