Boy, has the Red Planet seen a lot of activity this past week! Click the links below to read about a success, a failure, and new science. Plus, check in on the hard-working robots on the planet’s surface.
Hubble images reveal a satellite orbiting one of the Kuiper Belt’s biggest objects.
Two sources tens of millions of light-years away have sent puzzling X-ray flares blazing our way. Now astronomers think they might have the answer: intermediate-mass black holes.
Engineers have decided to keep the Jupiter probe, Juno, in its current wide-ranging orbit until an issue with its engine can be addressed.
This Week’s Sky at a Glance, October 21 – 29
Saturn and Antares form a compact right triangle with bright Venus, low in the southwest at dusk on Friday evening. The triangle will narrow every day as, Venus moves toward the upper left.
Though the annual Orionids peaked early Friday morning, October 21st, look up in the early morning hours of the next few nights for a chance to see some meteors.
Download our monthly astronomy podcast to track down Saturn in the evening sky one last time. Mars is still hanging around, and Venus is climbing higher each evening.
An amateur who devoted his live to chronicling the Moon, and became one of the world’s most renowned lunar specialists, has died at age 94.
This year’s youth awards from the Astronomical League showcase some talented students and their dedication to astronomy.
If you’re interested in how celestial objects reveal themselves simply by analyzing their light, you’ll enjoy this free online international journal.