On January 19, 2019, the moon might look full to you, but it’s not yet. Full moon comes when the moon is most opposite the su...
Earth & Sky · 16h
Have you been watching the 2 brightest planets – Venus and Jupiter- inch closer in the east before sunup? They’ll be closest ...
Earth & Sky · 19h
In 2019, there are 13 new moons and 12 full moons, but only 5 eclipses – 3 solar and 2 lunar. A lunar eclipse happens when th...
If Earth didn’t have an atmosphere, the moon would be dark – perhaps even invisible – when entirely eclipsed within Earth’s s...
Short-lived insects like crickets, “get old,” – that is, lose some of their physical abilities – before they die, new researc...
Our sun’s planets orbit more or less in the plane of the sun’s equator. Astronomers have now found a double-star system whose ...
The 2 brightest planets are easy to spot in the east before dawn now. Plus they’re getting closer! The Venus-Jupiter conjunct...
New observations of Venus’ atmosphere by the Japanese orbiter Akatsuki – combined with supercomputer simulations – have revea...
New clues from fossils from the oldest soils on Earth suggest that multicellular, land-dwelling organisms might have emerged ...
One of the most cherished science fiction scenarios is using a black hole as a portal to another dimension or time or univers...
Singing humpback whales from different ocean basins seem to be picking up musical ideas from afar, and incorporating these ne...
On January 16 and 17, 2019, the waxing gibbous moon passes in the vicinity of Aldebaran, an ex-pole star, a famous zodiac sta...