Physicists think a fifth force could explain an anomaly spotted in a nuclear physics experiment. If true, it could have huge ramifications – but that’s a big if.
Amateur astronomers worked together with the pros in the discovery of the pulsing white dwarf in the variable system known as AR Scorpii.
A new study on KIC 8462852, the star of alien megastructure fame, finds yearlong trends that effectively rule out the one working theory astronomers had to explain this strange star.
The waning gibbous Moon rises due east around the end of twilight Saturday evening. Look to its upper left for the Great Square of Pegasus tipped up on one corner – a sign of fall’s approach.
As twilight fades during the rest of August, follow two planetary dances going on in different parts of the sky.
Palling Around with the Palomar Globular Clusters
The intriguing Palomar globular clusters will challenge observers with modest to large telescopes, while providing a satisfying ramble around the galactic halo.
Interested in capturing picturesque landscapes under a starry sky? Join S&T‘s live webinar on Monday, August 22, 2016, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of nightscape photography.
It’s still a full year away, but next year’s coast-to-coast solar eclipse is already a big deal with astronomers worldwide.