NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Watches Sun Emit Powerful X-Class Flare

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed a powerful X-Class solar flare erupting yesterday and, while the radiation emitted from...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 25 April 2014 - 11:54AM

Astronomers Have Detected Mysterious Intergalactic Radio Bursts, Again

A short yet powerful burst of radio waves has been detected deep in outer space by a team of astronomers at the Arecibo Observatory in...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 10:41AM

How To Watch Tonight's Lyrid Meteor Shower

The skywatching bonanza that is April 2014 continues tonight with a beautiful Lyrid meteor shower. April has already delivered some...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 21 April 2014 - 3:41PM

Kepler Discovers First Earth-Sized Exoplanet Orbiting In The Habitable Zone

In a live teleconference, a NASA team today announced that the Kepler Space telescope has discovered the first Earth-sized exoplanet...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 2:06PM

Blood Moon Timelapse Video Is As Haunting As It Is Beautiful

Last night's 'Blood Moon' gave skywatchers across the Americas a chance to witness a rare celestial event. The total lunar eclipse...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 11:00AM

Mars Opposition - Where To Look And When

Tomorrow night, the Opposition of Mars will grace our skies, an event that will see the Red Planet appear at its most vivid for more...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 07 April 2014 - 10:49AM

Track Rosetta Comet Hunting Path With This Interactive Mission Map

Earlier this year, the European Space Agency pulled of a remarkable feat when they successfully woke up their Rosetta spacecraft after...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 04 April 2014 - 9:40AM

NASA Releases Beautiful Space Imagery from Hubble Telescope

It seemed like all anyone could talk about yesterday was either True Detective or Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos. NASA wasn't excluded...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 10 March 2014 - 12:56PM

Saturn's Rings Glow In New Cassini Photo

We're used to fantastic space imagery here, but that doesn't mean we still can't get blown away by a new image such as this one from...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 06 March 2014 - 9:54AM

Asteroid Will Pass Closer To Earth Than The Moon Today

A 100 ft asteroid is going to buzz Earth today, coming closer to our planet than the moon. Asteroid 2014 DX110 will pass within a...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 - 3:17PM

Kepler Brings In Record Haul Of 715 New Alien Planets

Boy, Kepler is just the little space telescope that keeps on giving. Despite experiencing some serious technical glitches last year,...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 27 February 2014 - 10:27AM

How Kepler Discovered Thousands Of Alien Worlds

Could NASA's Kepler Space Telescope be one of the most important space exploration achievements in human history? It seems like a bold...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 - 5:06PM

Largest Meteor Impact Ever Recorded Strikes The Moon

Video footage of a 400 kg meteorite striking the moon has been published in what is thought to be the largest impact of its kind ever...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 - 10:28AM

Watch Over 100,000 Asteroids Do Their Orbital Dance

Well, this is kind of terrifying but when 100,000 high speed asteroids look this good, who cares? Using data from the Sloan Digital...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 24 February 2014 - 8:36AM

European Space Agency Will Start Planet Hunting In 2024

Exoplanets, Earth-like planets, and Goldilocks Zone, these are some of science's buzzwords at the moment thanks in no small part to...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 11:54AM

Is This The Greatest Astronomy Photo Ever Taken?

Capturing an image of a meteor in the night sky is a rare and spectacular event. Capturing an image of a rocket launching into space...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 5:20PM

Oldest Known Star Discovered, Estimated To 13.6 Billion Years Old

A group of Australian astronomers believe they have discovered the oldest known star in the universe and it could change the way we...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 10 February 2014 - 10:16AM

Track Rosetta As It Chases Down A Comet

After waking up from its 31 month slumber in deep space, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft must now move into position to...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 12:06PM

Mysterious Rock Appears Next To Opportunity Rover, Baffles NASA

NASA scientists are completely baffled by a mysterious rock that has appeared, out of nowhere, next to NASA's Opportunity Rover. The...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 17 January 2014 - 11:50AM

The 6 Best Skywatching Events Of 2014

In terms of skywatching, 2013 was definitely the year of Comet ISON. The headline-grabbing comet was all anyone could talk about...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 06 January 2014 - 3:02PM