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You can send in your photos of the eclipse as part of this historic effort.
They form the same as stars, but have the kind of wild weather typically seen on Jupiter or Neptune.
The spacecraft has entered its final five orbits of Saturn.
Fast followup allowed astronomers to see the cause of the explosion.
If you look up at Earth’s night sky and find the constellation Cetus — it looks something like a sea monster — you might also notice a rather average looking star called Tau Ceti. It’s slightly smaller than our sun and sits just 12 light years from Earth. Now, a new study suggests that the system has at least four planets, and two of them orbit on the edge of their habitable zones — the region where liquid surface water might exist. All four are likely super-Earths,
So far, it looks like general relativity will preserve its perfect record.
Ask a Laser SETI scientist on Astronomy.com.
Professors found a petroglyph of a total solar eclipse in New Mexico.
A new family of asteroids may reveal clues about the history of our solar system.
Astronomers measure for the first time the rotation of the Sun’s inner core.
It turns out these events could be even more impressive than we thought.
Learn whether Earth’s second moon can cause solar eclipses.
MU69 could be hiding a strange secret: it’s one object, not two.
This tool has the answers to your eclipse day questions.
First … low Earth orbit. But eventually, these chip-sized spacecraft could explore Proxima Centauri.
Viewing options for astronomy fans outside totality.
These missions will study the Sun and our space environment, as well as develop instruments.
Our website will host an HD livestream of the event from Denver, Colorado.
This may be the earliest supernova ever detected.
NASA successfully observed the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 as it passed in front of a star — for two seconds.