An intermediate-mass black hole might be lurking within a dense stellar cluster – a discovery that could point toward how these oddities form.
New images of two pulsars show beautiful, complex clouds of charged particles that illustrate the power dynamics in and around these spinning neutron stars.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft continues to give us amazing views of Jupiter, now from its fourth perijove pass.
Black Hole Feeds on Star for a Decade
Unlucky stars serve as brilliant but short-lived snacks when they wander too close to supermassive black holes. But one such black hole is still gnawing on its stellar meal after a decade.
This Week’s Sky at a Glance, February 10 – 18
The Moon wanes away from full this week, opening a window of dark-sky observing in the evening.
Green-glowing 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova will make an unusually close pass by Earth on Saturday. Watch it boogie across the morning sky this week!
North American observers can watch the Moon flirt with Earth’s shadow on the evening of February 10th.
Tour February’s Sky: How To Find Monoceros
Download our monthly astronomy podcast to spot Venus and Mars in the west – and a celestial unicorn hiding in plain sight among the stars.
Don’t miss the chance to see world-class observatories by day and the amazing southern sky by night during next month’s stargazing and astronomy tour in Chile.