Look Up: Milky Way Galaxy at its Best in July

It’s possible that most people on Earth have never seen the Milky Way, the galaxy in which we live. The Milky Way used to be a part of every human’s…

Celestial Scorpion Reigns in Night Sky

There’s a giant scorpion hovering overhead, but have no fear. This creepy crawler is actually the constellation Scorpius — all sparkle and no sting. In his book The Stars in…

Notion Of Alien Megastructure Blocking Light From Distant Star Bites The Dust

The star KIC 8462852 rose to fame this year when astronomers discovered that its light occasionally dimmed in a really weird way. At the time, no one explanation could describe…

Unbelievable Facts About Our Universe

Exoplanet covered in burning ice Gliese 436 b is a Neptune-sized exoplanet located about 33 light-years away in the constellation Leo. Astronomers believe that it embodies exotic states of water…

Papyrus Reveals Ancient Egyptian Astronomical Knowledge

Researchers from the University of Helsinki have proposed that ancient Egyptians 3,000 years ago were the first to record the variability of a distant star and their records could provide…

Mark Your Calendar for Spring Meteor Showers and Eclipses

As the Moon passed almost directly through the center of Earth’s shadow on July 16th, sky gazers in the Pacific hemisphere were graced by a lingering lunar eclipse.Image: NASA Noel…

See ‘Summer Triangle’ in Night Sky This Weekend

This weekend, during the late evening hours, search for the famous “Summer Triangle” high in the eastern sky. The triangle consists of three of the brightest stars in the sky,…

Our Nearest Galactic Neighbor Revealed In Stunning Clarity

This stunning new image from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) reveals the closest galaxy to our Milky Way in exquisite detail. Called IC 1613, it is more accurately a dwarf…

Astronomers Have Discovered The Oldest Stars In Our Galaxy

An international team of astronomers has discovered some of the oldest stars in the Milky Way.In the process, they were able to learna lot about the abundance of different elements…

The Pulsar That ‘Vaporized’ a Billion-Ton Asteroid

This artist’s concept depicts the pulsar planet system discovered by Aleksander Wolszczan in 1992.Image: NASA JPL-Caltech You know when you’re having a bad day when you get hit by a…