Astronomers don’t fully understand how the galaxy’s most massive stars form, but a new simulation sheds light on the process of stellar birth.
A unique method reveals the influence of a planet within the stellar disk around TW Hydrae.
Now that Cassini is in its “ring-grazing orbits” phase, it has returned stunning new views of Daphnis and friends.
Can you see the Winter Hexagon? It now fills the sky toward the east and south after dinnertime. Also, new Moon tonight (exact at 7:07 p.m. EST).
Say it ain’t so! The shock and dazzle of Iridium flares will soon be a thing of the past. Here’s how to make the most of seeing them before a new generation of spacecraft replaces the Iridium satellites.
Plan ahead with this guide to the best meteor showers of the year.
You won’t want to miss S&T‘s live webinar this Saturday, January 28th. Hear Alan Stern’s personal take on how NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft got to Pluto and what we learned once it got there.