Astronomers have discovered a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova that will soon give them a new measure of the universe’s expansion.
The MEarth exoplanet survey has nabbed a rocky super-Earth transiting its host star just 41 light-years away from Earth.
Astronomers have transformed star data from the Gaia and Hipparcos missions into a video that predicts stellar motions millions of years from now.
The Moon will be only a waning crescent for Saturday’s dawn-hours meteor shower. As dawn begins to brighten Sunday morning, catch Venus and the waning crescent Moon low in the east.
The annual Lyrid meteor shower will add some pop and sizzle to Saturday’s pre-dawn sky. With little interference from the Moon, conditions are ideal for meteor watching.
As you’ll hear in this month’s podcast, April is a time when it’s easy to spot a lion, a sea serpent, and two bears in the evening sky.
As August 21st’s awesome solar eclipse draws nearer, it’s a great time to get valuable basic tips on how to photograph this spectacle – even with your smartphone – from Fred Espenak, a.k.a. “Mr. Eclipse,” during S&T‘s live webinar on Tuesday, April 25th.