If you’re wondering about the mechanics behind why the Moon looks bigger than usual tonight, or what that has to do with a lunar eclipse, this quick NASA animation will explain the basics of tonight’s astronomical event. Read More >>
Earlier this month, New Horizons released a batch of absolutely breathtaking photos of Pluto at dusk. In these images, particles in Pluto’s thin atmosphere are causing sunlight to scatter, revealing a complex, layered haze.
Three and a half billion light years away in the Virgo constellation, two supermassive black holes are on the verge of smacking into one another. In 100,000 years, their cosmic collision will send ripples across the fabric of spacetime. Read More >>
Astrophysicists at Caltech say they’ve detected the oldest, most distant galaxy known so far. It’s 13.2 billion years old — just over half a billion years younger than the universe itself. Read More >>
Today’s APOD feature has just left me speechless. What is this astronomical beauty, this celestial rose, this heavenly gate I am staring at in this photo? It's like a gateway to the stars. Read More >>