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16

Sep

Saturn’s weird fast-changing rings baffle scientistsThe shifting rings could have something to do the gravitational tugs of Saturn’s moons.

Saturn’s weird fast-changing rings baffle scientists
The shifting rings could have something to do the gravitational tugs of Saturn’s moons.

How to spot the cosmic archer Sagittarius in the skyIn addition to spotting the celestial centaur, this is the best time of summer to spot the Milky Way.

How to spot the cosmic archer Sagittarius in the sky
In addition to spotting the celestial centaur, this is the best time of summer to spot the Milky Way.

10

Sep

Interactive map reveals the horrific damage a meteorite strike would causeHow would your town fare after such an impact? This tool spells out the damage in heart-stopping detail.

Interactive map reveals the horrific damage a meteorite strike would cause
How would your town fare after such an impact? This tool spells out the damage in heart-stopping detail.

03

Sep

Stinky chemicals in space may be key to finding alien lifeAlien lifeforms may fill their home planets’ skies with stinky sulfur-based chemicals rather than oxygen, researchers say.

Stinky chemicals in space may be key to finding alien life
Alien lifeforms may fill their home planets’ skies with stinky sulfur-based chemicals rather than oxygen, researchers say.

31

Aug

How to watch Neptune and ‘dodgeball’ asteroid in the sky tonightBackyard astronomers with a telescope can spot Neptune in the constellation Aquarius tonight, but both the blue planet and the asteroid can be seen online as well.

How to watch Neptune and ‘dodgeball’ asteroid in the sky tonight
Backyard astronomers with a telescope can spot Neptune in the constellation Aquarius tonight, but both the blue planet and the asteroid can be seen online as well.

29

Aug

Who really discovered Neptune?Neptune was likely mistaken for a slow-moving star by a famous astronomer.

Who really discovered Neptune?
Neptune was likely mistaken for a slow-moving star by a famous astronomer.

28

Aug

Can you really name a star or buy land on the moon?According to the International Astronomical Union, paying to name a star or purchasing extraterrestrial real estate will simply get you a ‘temporary feeling of happiness.’

Can you really name a star or buy land on the moon?
According to the International Astronomical Union, paying to name a star or purchasing extraterrestrial real estate will simply get you a ‘temporary feeling of happiness.’

26

Aug

Star explosion’s beauty revealed by space telescopeThe supernova that spawned the stunning remnant likely occurred 3,700 years ago.

Star explosion’s beauty revealed by space telescope
The supernova that spawned the stunning remnant likely occurred 3,700 years ago.

Astronauts describe the moon’s odd aromaAstronauts’ noses were likely responding to ‘unsatisfied electron bonds’ or dangling bonds from smashed up lunar rocks.

Astronauts describe the moon’s odd aroma
Astronauts’ noses were likely responding to ‘unsatisfied electron bonds’ or dangling bonds from smashed up lunar rocks.

25

Aug

A star called ‘Bob’? Dolphin constellation’s weird star names explainedPranks and reversed names are responsible for this quirk constellation’s names.

A star called ‘Bob’? Dolphin constellation’s weird star names explained
Pranks and reversed names are responsible for this quirk constellation’s names.