Planetary scientists increasingly think that some of the ringed giant’s moons are only 100 million years old.
Yuri Milner commits $100 million to Breakthrough Starshot, a research and development project toward sending interstellar nanoprobes to Alpha Centauri.
The Kepler team unexpectedly found the planet-hunting spacecraft in emergency mode on April 7th, but with the spacecraft recovered, hopes are high that its newest search, this time for rogue planets, is still on.
The Moon this evening forms a gently curving row with, to its left, Regulus and then bright Jupiter, as shown at left.
If you’ve never seen this fleet-footed planet, now is a great time to look for it in the evening sky after sunset.
With astronomy being celebrated around the globe this month, join the fun by participating in a unique lunar observing challenge: track down 20 features once thought to show evidence of change from weather, geology, and even life.
This month’s astronomy podcast takes you on a guided tour of the night sky. You’ll find Mars and Saturn near each other before dawn, while Jupiter and Mercury join the fading constellations of winter in the evening sky after sunset.
Thousands attended last weekend’s astronomy forum, which featured Pluto, astronomy equipment galore, and S&T readers who never fail to inspire.