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Feb 25, 2018

Why is AE Aurigae called the flaming star? For one reason, the surrounding nebula IC 405 is named the Flaming Star Nebula because the region...
Feb 27, 2018

What are these two bands in the sky? The more commonly seen band is the one on the right and is the central band of our Milky Way galaxy....
Feb 28, 2018

Where did that spot come from? Amateur astronomer Victor Buso was testing out a new camera on his telescope in 2016 when he noticed a...
Universe
Mar 5, 2018

In the 1980s, scientists started discovering a new class of extremely bright sources of X-rays in galaxies. These sources were a surprise, as they...
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Mar 8, 2018

Data collected by NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter indicate that the atmospheric winds of the gas-giant planet run deep into its atmosphere and last...
Apr 26, 2018

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Technology Demonstration is testing autonomous technologies that can potentially be used to explore planetary surfaces, as...
Universe, Stars
Apr 27, 2018

Seventeen years ago, astronomers witnessed a supernova go off 40 million light-years away in the galaxy called NGC 7424, located in the southern...
May 2, 2018

Have you ever seen a halo around the Moon? This fairly common sight occurs when high thin clouds containing millions of tiny ice...

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