Planets, Constellations, and Events in the August Night Sky

The month begins with Saturn as the evening planet, which can be visible in the southwestern part of the sky. ...

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An Alien Comet Can Be from Different Solar System

A strange comet known as Comet 69P/Machholz makes astronomers think that comes from another solar system. According to them, the ...

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The Yarkovsky Effect Can Change Course of Asteroids and Comets

This video explores how sunlight affects asteroids and comets, thus influencing their paths. By studying asteroid Bennu, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft ...

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Scientists Found Mysterious Red Arcs on Tethys, Saturn's Icy Moon

NASA has revealed a new image that displays interesting phenomenon - graffiti-like red lines that stretch through the surface of ...

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Astronomers Have Found 3 New Super-Earths

NASA confirms the discovery of three Earth-like planets in our closest neighborhood. A newly discovered planetary system contains 4 planets ...

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Mystery of Ceres’ Volcanoes


Scientists are baffled by missing craters on Ceres after they got data from NASA’s Dawn mission. According to them, it might be that icy volcanoes can be responsible for this phenomenon.

The Milky Way as Seen from Colorado


This time-lapse video consists of images taken from McInnis National Preservation Area, Colorado, on June, 24th, this year. The video is created by an astrophotographer Elii Skeans.

Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower


The Delta Aquarid meteor shower will reach its peak on July 28th and 29th. It will be visible in the Southern Hemisphere, but the shower might be observed in the Northern Hemisphere as well.

X-Shaped Structure Is Found at the Center of the Milky Way


Using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission, scientists found the X-shaped structure that lies at the center of the Milky Way. They published a study in the Astronomical Journal that explains the intriguing formation and can shed light on the bulge of stars in the center of the Milky Way.

Hubble Uses Galaxy Clusters as Natural Lens to Collect More Data


The Hubble Frontier Fields program uses the galaxy cluster Abell S1063 as a cosmic lens to collect more data about deep space objects. Because of its mass, the gravitational pull of Abell S1063 forms the lensing effect that enables Hubble to locate more galaxies. One of them is an ancient galaxy that is only 1 billion years younger than the Big Bang.

Hubble Study Reveals Two Exoplanets May Be Habitable


Using the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists conduct a research of the atmosphere of three potentially habitable exoplanets in a nearby planetary system. They have revealed that the atmosphere of two planets known as TRAPPIST-1b and TRAPPIST – 1c possess the atmosphere similar to those of Venus, Mars, and Earth.

Aurora Borealis Above Lumby, British Columbia


This time-lapse video is made by an astrophotographer, Yuichi Takasaka. The video consists of images that were taken above Lumby, British Columbia, Canada on July 12th, this year.