overnight on Thursday and Friday (Oct. 8 and 9).
Weather permitting, skywatchers can see the Draconid meteor shower radiating out from the constellation Draco (the Dragon) near the triangle formed by the stars Deneb, Altair and Vega.
NASA estimates that, on average, about 10...
Last night my Girl Friend, Brenda, asked if I could identify an asterism that looked like a cross that was about overhead in October. I first looked at my planisphere and saw that Cygnus, the Swan, contains an asterism that is a very good cross.
In fact, sometimes Cygnus is...
A fireball in the sky. based on my observation and the location of various videos I just found I place it over the south west corner of Arizona and was visible for at least a 900 mile radius.
that I took with my Nikon L820.There is nothing more awesome than dragging out a telescope to look at the cosmos. Seeing things like Jupiter and Saturn with your naked eye is mind-boggling. An unexpected meteorite gives me goosebumps. Feel free to share your experience with...
why the planet Venus was named as such. I had no idea why it was given that name, but "I don't know" is a shǐtty answer, especially considering I'm an astronomy major and my friends expect me to know this stuff, so I decided to come up with something instead.
The name Venus...
Cancer, the crab, scuttles high across the sky on January nights.
It's not that much to look at -- a sprinkle of faint stars between Gemini and Leo.
One of those stars is quite a treasure, though
It has at least five planets, making it one of the busiest planetary systems...
astronomy.its like a big unsolved mystery and we are just mere specs in this humungous creation of multiverses.
and its funny how people have big bloated egos ,when they are nothing as compared to the larger picture
It's known as TrES-2b, It orbits a Sun-like star thats about 750 light-years away
The planet is a giant, like Jupiter. It's only a few million miles out from the star, though, so it's surface is heated to close to 2,000 degrees
Fahrenheit, yet the planet reflects only about one...
I've always had a fascination with space, and how it works.
When I was about 7, I got a telescope for Christmas, is was really cheap but it still kinda worked.
I would spend hours just sitting outside, looking at the stars.
And when I'd hear about meteor showers I'd stay...
Back at the end of August through the beginning of October I was kind of active taking astronomy photos.
And that same crescent Moon with a very faint Jupiter in the upper left corner.
My first star trails picture. There is a lot wrong with it but I kept the mistakes in as a...
earth does not just turn around the sun... it spirals around the sun while the sun spirals through the galaxy.
thinking that the earth simply turns around the sun, surprisingly, is equivalent to thinking the earth is flat!
pollution. I have heard you can see our galaxy. Before I die I want to be taken to a place so I can see all the stars with my own eyes.By the way, this is a real picture. Thomas O'Brien captured this self-portrait under the Milky Way at Great Basin National Park in Nevada.
October 25, 2014
The biggest sunspot on the face of the Sun in more than two decades unleashed a major flare on Friday (Oct 24),
the fourth intense solar storm from the active star in less than a week.
The solar flare occurred Friday afternoon...
Well today as of December 7th,2013 Ive been here all day doing major calculations....Ive been taking the time light travels from the earth to the sun and correlating that to voyager one which is approximately 121 AUs(Astronomical Units)away from us or 11 billion 253 million miles...
I love astronomy, my family is part of an astronomy club, the LAS, and runs the kids version, Astro Kyds, along with our best family friends.
Astronomy is one of the main reasons I love Sci-fi!
I also love the Andromeda Galaxy!
and meteorology. Like, the thought that out of the trillions of planets in our universe, at least one of them could be similar to earth and contain an intelligent species like humans has always interested me. And I'm always eager to learn more about solar systems and galaxies...
Let's go to the beginning, to the very beginning. Before the big bang, there was a state of timelessness.
Quran 6:101 - "Creator of the heavens and the earth from nothingness..."
Throughout the Qur'an, Allah created everything from something, except the universe, which was...
the wonderful space, so intriguing upon my curiosity. So wonderful, beautiful. How can someone not love astronomy? To discover so much more, to satisfy curiosity. The universe is truly an amazing place.
I gaze upon those beautiful stars, or the beautiful moon that reflects the...
most beautiful of all sciences. Sure, other fields of science have lots of eye candy, but all I have to do is pull out a shot of Saturn and I win. Because Saturn." - Phil Plait
Saturn does certainly look magnificent with its majestic ice rings but in my opinion, Jupiter is the...
I've wanted to do that since I was really little.
When I was a toddler my mom always said I would carry blankets outside and look at the "glowing rocks" apparently what I called them.
The universe is so fascinating.
I love learning about it, I love looking at it, I love...
for astronomy, if everything works out in life.
The night sky is my stress relief, my outlet.
Sometimes when you lay down outside, and look at the stars, it's just so beautiful, and mysterious.
There's so many things out there, and we can only see that little of them...