Astronomy

Exoplanet: Hanno Rein's Incredible Astronomy App

If you're looking to download a new app for your phone or ipad, by all means, let it be 'Exoplanet'. The name says it all--...

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 3:49PM

May 23-24 Meteor Shower Will Be The Year's Most Spectacular

There's a meteor shower brewing this week and there is a good chance that it could be the most spectacular celestial event of the...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 12:34PM

Jupiter's Famous Red Spot Has Shrunk To Its Smallest Size Ever Observed

New images from the Hubble Telescope suggest that Jupiter's iconic red spot has shrunk to the smallest size on record. The red spot,...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 2:35PM

NASA Spacecraft Detects Large Square Hole In The Sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has detected a bizarre square-shaped hole in the sun's upper atmosphere, the first of its kind...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 12 May 2014 - 10:14AM

May 24th Meteor Shower Could Evolve Into Spectacular Meteor Storm

A meteor shower caused by the debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR could become one of the most spectacular skywatching events of the year if...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 - 3:32PM

Watch A Meteor Shower Starring Debris From Halley's Comet Tonight

Stargazers who set their alarms early tomorrow morning will be rewarded with the potential to spot a celestial celebrity, or at least...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 05 May 2014 - 12:07PM

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