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Explorations in 2013 Find out about scheduled missions to our solar...
Explorations in 2011 Find out about scheduled missions to our solar...
Neptune's Triton Triton is a world like no other. Geysers of gas...
Saturn's Moons Saturn has 62 known moons.
Jupiter's Moons Jupiter has 62 known moons. The four Galilean...
Facts and Figures The biggest, farthest and fastest in the...
Remnants from the Beginning Whenever you build a new house, you always have...
Realm of the Giants The region beyond the asteroid belt is the realm...
Exploring Our Own Back Yard The four planets closest to the Sun -- Mercury,...
Mars' Moons Two small moons, Phobos and Deimos, orbit Mars....
Orion, the Hunter Orion is one of the most beautiful of all...
Gemini, the Twins Gemini is easy to find as it glides high...
Canis Major, the Great Dog Canis Major loyally follows its mythical master...
Auriga, the Charioteer Auriga, the celestial charioteer, has neither...
Taurus, the Bull Taurus, the bull, is marked by a V-shaped...
Perseus, the Hero Perseus, the hero, arcs high overhead in fall...
Pegasus, the Flying Horse Pegasus is a large pattern of stars marked by a...
Cassiopeia, the Queen The mythological queen Cassiopeia floats...
Capricornus, the Sea-Goat Capricornus, the sea goat, bounds low across the...
Scorpius, the Scorpion Three bright stars form the "head" of Scorpius,...
Sagittarius, the Archer Sagittarius, the archer, slides low across the...
Lyra, the Harp It's easy to find Lyra, the harp, by first...
Cygnus, the Swan The brightest stars of Cygnus form a cross, so...
Aquila, the Eagle Aquila glides on outstretched wings through the...
Ursa Major, the Great Bear Ursa Major — the great bear — is always above...
Leo, the Lion The zodiacal constellation Leo, the lion, is one...
Boötes, the Herdsman The brightest stars of Boötes form a cone shape...
Energy: Tools of the Trade From radio waves to visible light to X-rays,...
Dark Energy The universe seems to be pervaded with a...
Dark Matter In the universe, what you see is certainly not...
Age of the Universe Most astronomers agree that the observable...
The Whole Universe The universe began with a fiery Big Bang. Matter...
Galaxies Fade Eventually, the stars of the Milky Way will burn...
The Local Group The Milky Way galaxy is part of a larger cosmic...
The Milky Way The Milky Way consists of a bulge of stars in...
Galaxy Formation One of the greatest challenges facing...
Types of Galaxies Galaxies can be classified in several ways. The...
Galaxies: Cities of Stars Stars beyond counting populate the universe....
Finding Earth-Like Planets Astronomers have discovered far more planets...
Signs of Life Astronomy may be within a decade or so of...
Exoplanets As the list of known planets beyond the solar...
Black Holes A black hole is invisible, but astronomers can...
Exploding Stars Some types of stars expire with titanic...
Colorful Dwarfs Most of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy are...
Star Color and Energy Stars come in a variety of sizes and colors, but...
Cosmic Beacons The stars that 'twinkle, twinkle' in the night...
Meteorites To the people of L'Aigle, France, it must have...
Asteroids At the dawn of the 19th century, a group of...
Comets With the possible exception of Saturn's rings,...
Pluto After 76 years of glory, the small ball of rock...
Equipment Tips The only instrument that most beginners need is...
Pick a Good Viewing Spot Your own back yard will do just fine. Then, as...
Neptune Neptune might be called the mathematicians'...
Uranus To the eye alone, Uranus is a dull planet. It...
Saturn The planet Saturn is a delicate giant. Although...
Jupiter Weather systems on Earth blow themselves out in...
Mars Mars inspires speculation like no other world in...
Earth We know our world as an abode for life. Earth is...
Venus Cloud-covered Venus is the second planet from...
Mercury Tiny, cratered Mercury is the closest planet to...
Explorations of Minor Bodies When Comet Halley last passed through the inner...
Explorations of Outer Planets Pioneer 10 and 11 blazed the trail to the outer...
Explorations of the Inner Solar System The Soviet Union's Luna 3 solved an ancient...
Our Star, the Sun By human standards, the Sun is eternal. It rises...
Explorations in 2014 Find out about scheduled missions to our solar...
Explorations in 2012 Find out about scheduled missions to our solar...
Virgo Virgo is the second-largest constellation -- so...
Aquarius Thanks to its position in the zodiac, not to...
Cancer, the Crab Although it is one of the constellations of the...
Libra, the Scales Libra represents a balance scale. The name may...
Pisces, the Fish In the lore of the sky, spring is associated...
Aries, the Ram Aries, the ram, is a faint pattern marked by...
The Solar System: Home Sweet Home A middle-aged star, planets large and small,...
Explorations in 2010 Find out about scheduled missions to our solar...

Radio Programs

Halloween A dark and lonely night in the dome Friday, October 31, 2014
Morning Mercury Getting closer to a little planet Thursday, October 30, 2014
Local Bubble Clearing out interstellar space Wednesday, October 29, 2014
New Distance The Seven Sisters move farther away Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Moon and Mars The planet Mars runs in place Monday, October 27, 2014
More Capella Bright giants with a shared evolution Sunday, October 26, 2014
Capella Guiding the way to a horn of plenty Saturday, October 25, 2014
More Polaris A “hiccup” for the North Star Friday, October 24, 2014
Polaris Pacing off the distance to the North Star Thursday, October 23, 2014
Solar Eclipse Darkening the afternoon sky Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Star Time Setting your watch by the stars Tuesday, October 21, 2014
New Names Spicing up the names of distant worlds Monday, October 20, 2014
Orionid Meteors Discovering a meteor shower Sunday, October 19, 2014
Meteor Showers Meteor showers on two planets Saturday, October 18, 2014
Close to Mars II Hiding behind the Red Planet Friday, October 17, 2014
Close to Mars An icy relic takes aim at Mars Thursday, October 16, 2014
Moon and Jupiter Traveling to a deadly planet Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Sadr A case of stellar WYSIWYG Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Close to the End A Venus-watching spacecraft nears its end Monday, October 13, 2014
The Elephant’s Trunk An elephant’s trunk in the northern sky Sunday, October 12, 2014
Moon and Aldebaran Avoiding a celestial collision Saturday, October 11, 2014
Black Hole Reality The reality about black holes Friday, October 10, 2014
Event Horizon An astronomical point of no return Thursday, October 9, 2014
Three-Headed Monster A trio of giant black holes Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Lunar Eclipse A repeat performance for the Moon Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Uranus at Opposition Lining up a giant oddball Monday, October 6, 2014
Celestial Sea The Moon swims in the Celestial Sea Sunday, October 5, 2014
Maffei 1 A bright galaxy hides behind a veil of dust Saturday, October 4, 2014
Fomalhaut III Taking a look at a possible “dusty” planet Friday, October 3, 2014
Fomalhaut II Faint companions for a bright star Thursday, October 2, 2014
Fomalhaut Watching one of the “guardians of heaven” Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Distant Hub Looking into the past of our home galaxy Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Moon, Mars, and Antares Heating up the daytime sky Monday, September 29, 2014
Moon and Planets Profiling undiscovered moons Sunday, September 28, 2014
Moon and Saturn Building a new moon around Saturn Saturday, September 27, 2014
Daniel Kirkwood Explaining bands of nothing Friday, September 26, 2014
Mars and Antares Coloring in two bright pinpoints Thursday, September 25, 2014
Biggest of the Big The monsters of the Milky Way Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Autumnal Equinox One way to mark a change in seasons Monday, September 22, 2014
MAVEN Probing Mars’s escaping atmosphere Sunday, September 21, 2014
Moon and Regulus Keeping an old star looking young Saturday, September 20, 2014
Moon and Jupiter The heat of a twisted moon Friday, September 19, 2014
Moon and Companions The little dog leads the big dog Thursday, September 18, 2014
John Goodricke Solving the mystery of a demon star Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Next Wave A new wave of explorers at Mars Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Supervolcanoes Supervolcanoes on the Red Planet Monday, September 15, 2014
Silver Arch A silver archway across the evening sky Sunday, September 14, 2014
Moon and Taurus Families of stars flank the Moon Saturday, September 13, 2014
EQ Pegasi A pair of juvenile stellar neighbors Friday, September 12, 2014
M15 A fading family of ancient stars Thursday, September 11, 2014
Enif The leading lights of Pegasus Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Great Square The above-average stars of the Great Square Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Harvest Moon The full Moon lights the way Monday, September 8, 2014
Rasalhague The head of the serpent bearer Sunday, September 7, 2014
Ophiuchus The 13th constellation of the zodiac Saturday, September 6, 2014
Dabih Covering up a passel of stars Friday, September 5, 2014
World War II, Part III Science and service in World War II Thursday, September 4, 2014
World War II, Part II European astronomy during the war Wednesday, September 3, 2014
World War II Heading toward World War II Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Paper Black Holes Laying the groundwork for black holes Monday, September 1, 2014
Moon and Planets Ringing out the weekend Sunday, August 31, 2014
Cat’s Eye Nebula The true nature of a glowing cat’s eye Friday, August 29, 2014
Alpha Lacertae A star with a bright profile Thursday, August 28, 2014
Neptune at Opposition Lining up a blue-green giant Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Moons of Neptune Moons come, moons go Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Voyager 2 at Neptune A first glance at a giant world Monday, August 25, 2014
Doomed Planets Doomed planets around a dying star Sunday, August 24, 2014
Planet Bonanza A plenitude of exoplanets Saturday, August 23, 2014
Moon and Planets A bright show in the dawn sky Friday, August 22, 2014
Mars and Saturn A new season for the Red Planet Thursday, August 21, 2014
Great Red Spot III The case of the disappearing red spot Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Great Red Spot II Getting the red out of Jupiter’s “eye” Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Great Red Spot Staring into the eye of Jupiter Monday, August 18, 2014
More Venus and Jupiter Aligning two celestial headlights Sunday, August 17, 2014
Planet Pairings Pairs of planets bracket the Sun Saturday, August 16, 2014
Venus and Jupiter A cold layer cake for a big moon Friday, August 15, 2014
Little Pictures Little star pictures in the summer sky Thursday, August 14, 2014
Anders Angstrom Scanning the “barcode” of the Sun Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Powerful Jets Powerful jets from massive black holes Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Construction Zone A busy construction zone around a star Monday, August 11, 2014
Perseid Meteors Looking for sparks through the moonlight Sunday, August 10, 2014
Sigma Scorpii Impressive stars near the scorpion’s heart Saturday, August 9, 2014
New Searches Taking a closer look at exoplanets Friday, August 8, 2014
The Neighborhood Getting to know the neighbors Thursday, August 7, 2014
RECONS Taking a census of our stellar neighborhood Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Moon and Antares Inflating a stellar supergiant Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Moon and Saturn Saturn’s moons take a beating Monday, August 4, 2014
Moon and Companions The scorpion’s southern claw Sunday, August 3, 2014
Moon and Mars Coloring the Martian sky Saturday, August 2, 2014
Lunar Checkers The Moon plays a game of checkers Friday, August 1, 2014
Ranger 7 A successful crash in the Moon Race Thursday, July 31, 2014
WIMP-y Glow Bright evidence of dark matter Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Dark Center Darkness in the heart of the galaxy Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Brick Building a future stellar nursery Monday, July 28, 2014
Galactic Track A roller-coaster ride around the galaxy Sunday, July 27, 2014
Old Family Looking into an old stellar family Saturday, July 26, 2014
Messier Clusters Logging star clusters in Sagittarius Friday, July 25, 2014
Moon and Venus Visiting the cool mountains of Venus Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Outcast Star A stellar outcast in the Big Dipper Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Moon and Aldebaran Changing a delicate balancing act Monday, July 21, 2014
Impact! Cosmic missiles slam into Jupiter Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Magellanic Collision New stars from a galactic collision Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Magellanic Clouds A new view of two close neighbors Monday, July 14, 2014
Asteroid Hunting Pointing the way to two asteroids Sunday, July 13, 2014
Dumbbell Nebula A blaze of color for a dying star Saturday, July 12, 2014
Venus and Mercury Bright, hot planets in the dawn sky Friday, July 11, 2014
Mars and Spica Two lights passing in the night sky Thursday, July 10, 2014
Vega A glittering test subject in the summer sky Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Moon and Antares Siblings that age at different rates Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Moon and Saturn Names for all the solar system Monday, July 7, 2014
Chameleon Star A star that’s changing colors Sunday, July 6, 2014
Moon, Mars, and Spica A close but wide-spread trio Saturday, July 5, 2014
Feeling the Heat Looking at the Sun from near and far Friday, July 4, 2014
Fresh Ideas Looking for fresh ideas Thursday, July 3, 2014
Pitching Ideas Pitching ideas for new missions Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Moon and Regulus Locking the Moon in position Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Cygnus Rising A starry bird and a Mayan king Monday, June 30, 2014
Moon and Jupiter Watching the twilight fade away Sunday, June 29, 2014
Alphecca Stellar siblings with different futures Saturday, June 28, 2014
Space Telescopes Studying the universe from on high Friday, June 27, 2014
Lyman Spitzer II A bold idea for exploring the universe Thursday, June 26, 2014
Lyman Spitzer Probing matter between the stars Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Serpens South Young stars that are hidden from view Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Moon and Venus A brilliant early morning encounter Monday, June 23, 2014
Close Quartet A nearby stellar quartet Sunday, June 22, 2014
Eagle Nebula Inspirational beauty in the southern sky Saturday, June 21, 2014
Summer Solstice Plotting the motions of the Sun Friday, June 20, 2014
Oxygen Breathing a creation of the stars Thursday, June 19, 2014
Eta Carinae III The spectacular death of a giant star Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Eta Carinae II Aggravating a supergiant star Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Eta Carinae Building up to a big eruption Monday, June 16, 2014
Leaping Gazelle A gazelle leaps across the sky Sunday, June 15, 2014
Disappearing Family A bright family drops from view Saturday, June 14, 2014
Summer Triangle Bright stars shine through the moonlight Friday, June 13, 2014
Cosmic Hailstones Telling tales of space rocks Thursday, June 12, 2014
Moon and Antares The amazing fate of a giant star Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Moon and Saturn Arriving at a fascinating destination Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Menkent The nearby shoulder of a centaur Monday, June 9, 2014
Moon and Spica Two stars with big futures Sunday, June 8, 2014
More Moon and Mars A planetary deepfreeze Saturday, June 7, 2014
Moon and Mars Evidence of life in a rock from Mars Friday, June 6, 2014
Rebuilding Rebuilding astronomical history Thursday, June 5, 2014
Clark Telescopes Celebrating some astronomical masterpieces Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Moon and Regulus A stellar whirling dervish Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Disappearing Cluster An evaporating star cluster Monday, June 2, 2014
Moon and Jupiter A study in contrasts in the evening sky Sunday, June 1, 2014
Moon and Planets Squashing a giant planet Saturday, May 31, 2014
Moon and Mercury Ghostly apparitions in the evening sky Friday, May 30, 2014
Companionship Looking for stellar companions Thursday, May 29, 2014
Messier 3 Tracking down false comets Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Hercules Cluster A starry realm without night Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Globular Clusters Stellar neighborhoods where it never gets dark Monday, May 26, 2014
Leo T A tiny galaxy with bright ambitions Sunday, May 25, 2014
Moon and Venus A case of deceptive beauty Saturday, May 24, 2014
Moon, Venus, and Meteors Promise and possibility in the early morning sky Friday, May 23, 2014
Surprise Shower? Looking for a new meteor shower Thursday, May 22, 2014
Distant Neighbors Looking for distant neighbors Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Distant Realms A realm of iceballs far from the Sun Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Distant Borders Crossing a distant border Monday, May 19, 2014
Too Close Getting too close to a dark monster Sunday, May 18, 2014
Rasalhague A preview of coming attractions Saturday, May 17, 2014
Planet Parade A parade of planets in the evening sky Friday, May 16, 2014
Evening Mercury Shrink-wrapping a small planet Thursday, May 15, 2014
Moon and Saturn Zipping past a distant giant Wednesday, May 14, 2014
More Saturn at Opposition Churning the seas of another world Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Saturn at Opposition Angling for a good view of Saturn Monday, May 12, 2014
Moon and Spica Violent scenarios for a binary star Sunday, May 11, 2014
Moon and Mars Digging holes on other worlds Saturday, May 10, 2014
McDonald at 75, V Studying the mysteries of the universe Friday, May 9, 2014
McDonald at 75, IV Probing the mysteries of the stars Thursday, May 8, 2014
McDonald at 75, III Collaboration in the name of science Wednesday, May 7, 2014
McDonald at 75, II Lawsuits, recruitment, and stars Tuesday, May 6, 2014
McDonald at 75 The start of a scientific adventure Monday, May 5, 2014
Eta Aquarid Meteors Naming a meteor shower Sunday, May 4, 2014
Moon and Jupiter Big geysers on big moons Saturday, May 3, 2014
Watery Asteroid Water vapor from a big ball of rock Friday, May 2, 2014
Distant Planets IV Young planets on the move Thursday, May 1, 2014
Distant Planets III A giant planet near the head of the water snake Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Distant Planets II A patient search for distant planets Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Distant Planets Looking for hard-to-find planets Monday, April 28, 2014
Loopy Planet A planet gets a little loopy Sunday, April 27, 2014
Beta Coma Berenices A star that’s a lot like our own Saturday, April 26, 2014
61 Virginis Some nearby planetary neighbors Friday, April 25, 2014
Moon and Venus Racking up the frequent-flyer miles Thursday, April 24, 2014
Space Fair A world’s fair for the Space Age Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Emptiness The emptiness between the stars Monday, April 21, 2014
Lyrid Meteor Shower Meteors for all occasions Sunday, April 20, 2014
Bear’s Lodge Looking down from the Big Dipper Saturday, April 19, 2014
Changing Skies Seeing through the moonlight Friday, April 18, 2014
Moon and Saturn A varied entourage of moons Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Bright and Fast A bright star that’s in a hurry Tuesday, April 15, 2014
More Lunar Eclipse Big entertainment in the night sky Monday, April 14, 2014
Lunar Eclipse Changing the course of history Sunday, April 13, 2014
North Galactic Pole Gazing away from the Milky Way Saturday, April 12, 2014
Runaway Stars Stars that are leaving home in a hurry Friday, April 11, 2014
Black Widow Pulsars Celestial creepy-crawlies Thursday, April 10, 2014
Mars at Opposition III The hazards of living on Mars Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Mars at Opposition II Catching the sunrise on Mars Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Mars at Opposition Snuggling fairly close to Mars Monday, April 7, 2014
Moon and Jupiter Winging through the skies of Jupiter Sunday, April 6, 2014
Moon in the Middle Bright stars packed around the Moon Saturday, April 5, 2014
Stepping Stone A long trip to nowhere Friday, April 4, 2014
To the Stars A tall ship and a star to sail her by Thursday, April 3, 2014
Fermi’s Paradox Where are all the little green men? Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Glowing Aliens Warming up to alien civilizations Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Lithopanspermia Catching a ride to the outer solar system Monday, March 31, 2014
‘Minor’ Constellations “Minor” constellations with major sights Sunday, March 30, 2014
Mariner 10 at Mercury A first look at a little planet Saturday, March 29, 2014
Spring Milky Way The Milky Way brackets the night sky Friday, March 28, 2014
More Moon and Venus Probing an unpredictable polar vortex Thursday, March 27, 2014
Moon and Venus A roller-coaster ride for a bright planet Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Galactic Archaeology Digging into the history of the galaxy Monday, March 24, 2014
Heart of Charles Stirring up the Heart of Charles Saturday, March 22, 2014
Moon and Antares A journey to a stellar supergiant Friday, March 21, 2014
Spring Equinox Projecting the spring equinox Thursday, March 20, 2014
Moon and More Companions Taking aim at the scorpion’s claw Wednesday, March 19, 2014
More Moon and Companions Getting close to bright Mars Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Moon and Companions Seeing orange on a nearby planet Monday, March 17, 2014
Old Mars Rock A relic of a bygone era on Mars Sunday, March 16, 2014
Condor Galaxy The condor stretches its galactic wings Saturday, March 15, 2014
Mercury in the Morning An irritating planet in the dawn twilight Friday, March 14, 2014
Moon and Regulus Bright flashes on the surface of the Moon Thursday, March 13, 2014
Blackout! The Sun turns out the lights Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Quaoar Measuring a distance ice-ball Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Moon and Jupiter Building a solar system giant Sunday, March 9, 2014
Yakov Zel’dovich From exploding bombs to exploding stars Saturday, March 8, 2014
Moon and Aldebaran Keeping an eye on the bull’s eye Friday, March 7, 2014
K2 Plan K2 from outer space Thursday, March 6, 2014
Double Duty A space telescope does double duty Wednesday, March 5, 2014
In-Between Planets Super-Earths and mini-Neptunes Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Kepler A space telescope piles up the planets Monday, March 3, 2014
Pollux A “wobbly” planetary discovery Sunday, March 2, 2014
Castor Rare sextuplets among the stars Saturday, March 1, 2014
Rosette Nebula A colorful stellar birthplace Friday, February 28, 2014
Cone Nebula A small, dark “horn” for the unicorn Thursday, February 27, 2014
NGC 2264 Lighting up a stellar nursery Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Monoceros A vision in blue in the unicorn Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Moon and Venus Love and beauty in the dawn sky Monday, February 24, 2014
Zeta Cas A star that's far above average Sunday, February 23, 2014
Earths Galore Earth-like planets by the millions Saturday, February 22, 2014
Moon and Companions Quartering the Moon Friday, February 21, 2014
Moon and Saturn Sculpting the rings of Saturn Thursday, February 20, 2014
Moon and Mars A garden spot on the Red Planet Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Moon and Spica A star of the first magnitude Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Making Nitrogen Breathing the “ash” of dead stars Monday, February 17, 2014
Alnilam A bright buckle for the hunter’s belt Sunday, February 16, 2014
Dubhe A bright orphan in the Big Dipper Saturday, February 15, 2014
Moon and Regulus Busy times for the Moon Friday, February 14, 2014
Brilliant Venus The “morning star” at its brightest Thursday, February 13, 2014
Fast Radio Bursts Mysterious outbursts of radio waves Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Outbursts Flickering lights in the night sky Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Moon and Jupiter Creating a powerful magnetic field Monday, February 10, 2014
Hint of Spring A hint of spring in the evening sky Sunday, February 9, 2014
Rivals Separating a pair of mortal enemies Saturday, February 8, 2014
Moon and Aldebaran Taking the measure of the bull’s eye Friday, February 7, 2014
Z Machine IV Astronomy in a test tube Thursday, February 6, 2014
Z Machine III Making a star in a bottle Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Z Machine II The power source of the stars Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Z Machine Firing the world’s biggest X-ray machine Monday, February 3, 2014
Southern Slivers Slivers of stars in the southern sky Sunday, February 2, 2014
Orion’s Footstool A resting spot for the hunter Saturday, February 1, 2014
Evening Mercury The wrinkled skin of a small planet Friday, January 31, 2014
Adhara A different view of a hot star Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wezen Dumping chemicals into space Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Mirzam Revving up a celestial dog Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Moon and Venus A beautiful dawn encounter Monday, January 27, 2014
Morning Planets Lining up some early morning planets Sunday, January 26, 2014
California Nebula California in the stars Saturday, January 25, 2014
Moon and Saturn Plunging into a turbulent world Friday, January 24, 2014
Orion Nebula A busy stellar nursery Thursday, January 23, 2014
Moon and Spica Lining up a lunar encounter Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Moon and Mars Taking a trip to Mars Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Canopus Navigating by a special star Monday, January 20, 2014
Evening Clusters Star clusters for the charioteer Sunday, January 19, 2014
Moon and Regulus One set of stars, two pictures Saturday, January 18, 2014
Morning Planets Bright planets in the dawn sky Friday, January 17, 2014
M101 ULX-1 Weirdness in a nearby galaxy Thursday, January 16, 2014
Black Hole Collisions Tiny threats rip through Earth Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Moon and Jupiter A giant, icy moon Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Hot Weather Hot weather on failed stars Monday, January 13, 2014
Moon in the Middle Boxing in the gibbous Moon Sunday, January 12, 2014
Moon and Aldebaran Peeking at the Moon’s backside Saturday, January 11, 2014
Earth Impacts V Protecting Earth from space rocks Friday, January 10, 2014
Earth Impacts IV Going to work for planetary defense Thursday, January 9, 2014
Earth Impacts III Violence and beauty in the Sahara Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Earth Impacts II Kick starting an Ice Age Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Earth Impacts The scars of a celestial pounding Monday, January 6, 2014
Jupiter at Opposition Pacing off the distance to a giant Sunday, January 5, 2014
Mars Exploration Rovers Two visitors for the planet Mars Saturday, January 4, 2014
Getting Close Snuggling close to two giants Friday, January 3, 2014
Quadrantid Meteors Looking for the parent of a meteor shower Thursday, January 2, 2014
Stardust Catching bits of comet dust Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Getting Started Cooking up a piece of glass Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Vanishing Venus The demise of the evening star Monday, December 30, 2013
Midnight Stars Celebrating with the stars Sunday, December 29, 2013
Life of Procyon The life of the Little Dog Star Saturday, December 28, 2013
Moon and Saturn Riding waves in Saturn’s rings Friday, December 27, 2013
Comet Flop A good view of a cometary dud Thursday, December 26, 2013
Moon and Companions Sniffing out life on Mars Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Moon and Mars Mars gets a holiday visitor Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Golden Mergers Mining gold from a black hole Monday, December 23, 2013
Moon and Regulus Beating up the surface of the Moon Sunday, December 22, 2013
Winter Solstice Drawing up the winter solstice Saturday, December 21, 2013
Star Songs Tuning in to the stars Friday, December 20, 2013
EX Hydrae Two small but busy stars Thursday, December 19, 2013
Moon and Jupiter Heating up a giant planet Wednesday, December 18, 2013
NGC 660 The glow of escaping table scraps Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Long-Night Moon Filling the night with moonlight Monday, December 16, 2013
Moon and Aldebaran Looking for a place to settle down Sunday, December 15, 2013
Super Origins A refugee from the planet Krypton Saturday, December 14, 2013
Geminid Meteors II A bright but temporary meteor shower Friday, December 13, 2013
Geminid Meteors Feeding a meteor shower Thursday, December 12, 2013
Annie Jump Cannon II Classifying the stars Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Annie Jump Cannon A rare astronomical opportunity Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Pickering’s Harem Pioneering at 25 cents an hour Monday, December 9, 2013
More Aquarius A pair of yellow supergiants Sunday, December 8, 2013
Aquarius Freezing a celestial water jug Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sirius Rising The right season for the Dog Star Friday, December 6, 2013
Fixing Hubble Improving Hubble’s eyesight Thursday, December 5, 2013
Moon and Venus Lighting up a Venusian day Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Pioneer 10 at Jupiter Going eye-to-eye with a giant Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Blue-Hot Planet A visit to another blue planet Monday, December 2, 2013
Mars Companions Distant companions for the Red Planet Sunday, December 1, 2013
Moon and Planets Two planets wander across the sky Saturday, November 30, 2013
Escaped Star A star that escaped from its nest Friday, November 29, 2013
Moon and Spica Following the rhythms of the night Thursday, November 28, 2013
Sunward Bound A comet blazes toward the Sun Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Moon and Mars A change of address for Mars Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Moon and Companions Growing fresh veggies on the Moon Monday, November 25, 2013
Dawn Planets Siblings with no family resemblance Sunday, November 24, 2013
Uncertain Giant Taking the measure of a giant star Saturday, November 23, 2013
Orion Rising Jumbo stars climb into view Friday, November 22, 2013
More Moon and Jupiter Patching up the night sky Thursday, November 21, 2013
Moon and Jupiter Centering up a bright duo Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Capella A pair of bright, “puffy” stars Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Moon and Aldebaran Building mountains on the Moon Monday, November 18, 2013
MAVEN The disappearing Martian air Sunday, November 17, 2013
William Herschel III Dangerous nights at the telescope Saturday, November 16, 2013
William Herschel II Making up for lost time Friday, November 15, 2013
William Herschel A musical intro for a noted astronomer Thursday, November 14, 2013
Antarctic Adventures III The dark skies of the Antarctic Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Antarctic Adventures II Cruising above the Antarctic ice Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Antarctic Adventures Ice, rocks, and other worlds Monday, November 11, 2013
Triangulum Galaxy A galaxy that’s losing its identity Sunday, November 10, 2013
Andromeda Galaxy III Building a galactic giant Saturday, November 9, 2013
Andromeda Galaxy II Black holes in a neighboring galaxy Friday, November 8, 2013
Andromeda Galaxy A journey into the distant past Thursday, November 7, 2013
Andromeda A colorful stellar quartet Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Moon and Venus Lighting up a night sky Tuesday, November 5, 2013
HETDEX Update An upgrade for dark energy Monday, November 4, 2013
Distant Cloud A remnant of the Big Bang Sunday, November 3, 2013
Solar Eclipse A rare solar eclipse Saturday, November 2, 2013
Getting Closer A comet streaks toward the Sun Friday, November 1, 2013
The Crane A crane strides across the southern sky Thursday, October 31, 2013
War of the Worlds An attack from Mars Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Under Attack Earth is attacked by a star Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Moon and Mars A comfortable planetary neighbor Monday, October 28, 2013
Moon and Company An effective type of sun block Sunday, October 27, 2013
The Disrespected Two “slithery” constellations Saturday, October 26, 2013
More Moon and Jupiter Wrapping a spacecraft in plastic Friday, October 25, 2013
Moon and Jupiter The king of the Olympics Thursday, October 24, 2013
Tail Stars The back ends of two constellations Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Watery Skies Casting off into the Celestial Sea Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Moon and Aldebaran Peeking through the moonlight Monday, October 21, 2013
Orionid Meteors Moonlight and meteors Sunday, October 20, 2013
Abu Simbel Lighting an ancient sanctuary Saturday, October 19, 2013
Hunter’s Moon Hunting up a faint eclipse Friday, October 18, 2013
Carbon Monoxide Tracing the birth of stars Thursday, October 17, 2013
Venus and Antares Losing a “summer” star Wednesday, October 16, 2013
More Fomalhaut A giant planet of mystery Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Fomalhaut Surprises from a well-studied star Monday, October 14, 2013
Mars and Regulus Wandering across the night sky Sunday, October 13, 2013
Pleiades White Dwarf A star that went gently into the night Saturday, October 12, 2013
Icy Mars Digging into Mars’s frozen past Friday, October 11, 2013
Heading for Mars Streaking down Martian slopes Thursday, October 10, 2013
Mars on Earth Looking for Mars on Earth Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Juno at Earth Getting a boost from home Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Moon and Venus Paving the surfaces of two worlds Monday, October 7, 2013
Draconid Meteors Sparks from the celestial dragon Sunday, October 6, 2013
Merging Stars Two stars that become one Saturday, October 5, 2013
Gaia Counting up the stars Thursday, October 3, 2013
Uranus at Opposition II A giant entourage for a giant planet Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Uranus at Opposition Pondering some “giant” mysteries Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Moon and Companions Warming up a Martian hemisphere Monday, September 30, 2013
Moon and Mars Gentle giants on the planet Mars Sunday, September 29, 2013
Moon and Jupiter Looking for a giant planet Saturday, September 28, 2013
ER Vulpeculae Two stars locked in a tight embrace Friday, September 27, 2013
The Coathanger Gazing deep into a coat hanger Thursday, September 26, 2013
NGC 7052 Livening up a dull galaxy Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Dumbbell Nebula A colorful final act Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Vulpecula The fox and goose in the night sky Monday, September 23, 2013
Autumn Nodding away from the Sun Sunday, September 22, 2013
Journey’s End A long journey comes to an end Saturday, September 21, 2013
Slowing Down A dead star slows down Friday, September 20, 2013
Whistlers Listening for stormy skies Thursday, September 19, 2013
Harvest Moon Harvesting some extra moonlight Wednesday, September 18, 2013
To the Stars Building a road to the stars Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Venus and Saturn Windy planets in the evening sky Monday, September 16, 2013
Winter Preview Taking a sneak peek at winter Sunday, September 15, 2013
Star Names The language of the stars Saturday, September 14, 2013
Friday the Thirteenth A day with an undeserved reputation Friday, September 13, 2013
Alpheratz One star, two constellations Thursday, September 12, 2013
Moon and Antares A bubbly stellar supergiant Wednesday, September 11, 2013
A Tale of Two Skies Taking a spin on a merry-go-round Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Moon and Saturn A planet with a nameless surface Monday, September 9, 2013
Moon and Venus Phasing in on the “evening star” Sunday, September 8, 2013
Vega Stands High Crowning the early evening sky Saturday, September 7, 2013
Getting Closer Climbing high to see a comet Friday, September 6, 2013
Venus and Spica The always-hot “evening star” Thursday, September 5, 2013
Local Arm Wrapping our arms around our home galaxy Wednesday, September 4, 2013
A New Start An observatory gets a new start Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Changing Directions A change of direction for McDonald Observatory Monday, September 2, 2013
Moon and Mars Drilling holes in the surface of Mars Sunday, September 1, 2013
Moon in the Middle The Moon and a bright triangle Saturday, August 31, 2013
Moon and Jupiter An adventure traveler’s idea of heaven Friday, August 30, 2013
Bernard Lovell Pioneering a new way to see the universe Thursday, August 29, 2013
Asteroid Moons Asteroids with small companions Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Moon and Aldebaran Looking 67 years back in time Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Neptune at Opposition Probing deep into a planet’s atmosphere Monday, August 26, 2013
M18 A faint cluster with a bright pedigree Sunday, August 25, 2013
Equuleus Two stars whose fates are intertwined Saturday, August 24, 2013
Spitzer Space Telescope Taking a good look at an exoplanet Friday, August 23, 2013
Infrared Astronomy Casting eyes on the cold sky Thursday, August 22, 2013
Unseen Saturn Unseen visions of a bright planet Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Pulsar Tales Dead stars that won’t shut up Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Desert Astronomy Astronomy in a desert wasteland Monday, August 19, 2013
Gamma Cassiopeia Pointing out a celestial letter Sunday, August 18, 2013
Dog Days The “dog days” of summer Saturday, August 17, 2013
HAT P-7 Cooling off a distant star Friday, August 16, 2013
Toasted Planets Toasting planets from the inside out Thursday, August 15, 2013
Moon and Antares Dusting off some moonrocks Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Rare Elements Creating elements between the stars Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Moon and Saturn Diving into a possible water world Monday, August 12, 2013
Moon, Spica, and Meteors A double feature in the night sky Sunday, August 11, 2013
More Moon and Venus Stirring up some lunar dust Saturday, August 10, 2013
Moon and Venus An unforgiving environment Friday, August 9, 2013
Water Carriers Starry vessels in the midnight sky Thursday, August 8, 2013
Dark Detections Looking for particles that don’t wimp out Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Dark Experiments Looking for the unseeable Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Dark Universe Adding up the universe Monday, August 5, 2013
M4 An ancient city of stars Sunday, August 4, 2013
More Moon and Planets The Moon and a horde of planets Saturday, August 3, 2013
Moon and Planets The Moon and a lineup of planets Friday, August 2, 2013
Sheliak A stellar tug-of-war Thursday, August 1, 2013
Tardigrades Water bears in space Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Orbital Menagerie An entire zoo of space travelers Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Spinning in Orbit Spinning around the Earth Monday, July 29, 2013
Alkaid Anchoring the Big Dipper Sunday, July 28, 2013
Megrez Holding together the Big Dipper Saturday, July 27, 2013
Counting Stars Counting the stars in the Milky Way Friday, July 26, 2013
Black Hole Beacon A black hole announces its presence Thursday, July 25, 2013
Galactic Bubbles Keeping food from a black hole Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Good Neighborhood A good neighborhood for young stars? Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Sagittarius A teapot in the southern sky Monday, July 22, 2013
Jupiter and Mars Jogging into the morning sky Sunday, July 21, 2013
Venus and Regulus A fairy tale in the evening sky Saturday, July 20, 2013
Bookends Bookending morning and evening skies Friday, July 19, 2013
Moon and Antares Clouding up nearby space Thursday, July 18, 2013
Water World Diving into lunar research Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Moon and Saturn A radio story from a giant planet Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Moon and Spica Lining up a celestial encounter Monday, July 15, 2013
Zubenelgenubi A complex claw for the scorpion Sunday, July 14, 2013
Zubeneschamali Balancing the scorpion’s claws Saturday, July 13, 2013
Solar Highway Following the path of the Sun Friday, July 12, 2013
Moon and Regulus The lion’s quadruple heart Thursday, July 11, 2013
Moon and Venus Heating up the “evening star” Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Megastars “Megastars” in a nearby galaxy Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Delphinus Sneaking into astronomical history Monday, July 8, 2013
Barnard 68 Lighting up a dark cloud Sunday, July 7, 2013
Albireo A colorful stellar duo Saturday, July 6, 2013
Distant Sun Moving away from the Sun Friday, July 5, 2013
Moon and Aldebaran The beginning of the end Thursday, July 4, 2013
Giant Blast Blasting apart a giant star Wednesday, July 3, 2013
‘Medium’ Nova A mid-size stellar explosion Tuesday, July 2, 2013
July Honoring a famous calendar maker Monday, July 1, 2013
Sky Test A test for dark night skies Sunday, June 30, 2013
Odd Ophiuchus An odd shape with a grand distinction Saturday, June 29, 2013
Unifying the Universe A theory of everything Friday, June 28, 2013
The Standard Model A theory of almost everything Thursday, June 27, 2013
Anti-Discovery The possible signature of dark matter Wednesday, June 26, 2013
On Station II Brilliant targets for the space station Tuesday, June 25, 2013
On Station New “eyes” for the space station Monday, June 24, 2013
Colorful Arcturus Adding some color to a bright star Sunday, June 23, 2013
Maximilian Wolf Snapping pictures of the night sky Saturday, June 22, 2013
Moon and Antares An inspiring stellar giant Friday, June 21, 2013
Summer Lining up the summer solstice Thursday, June 20, 2013
Moon and Saturn Changing seasons on two worlds Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Evening Treats Highlights of the evening sky Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Venus and Mercury Artists land on another world Monday, June 17, 2013
Breaking Ground A “seagull” takes flight Sunday, June 16, 2013
Galactic Thief A case of galactic thievery Saturday, June 15, 2013
Dusty Vega Stirring up dust around a bright star Friday, June 14, 2013
Older Vega A well-known star gets older Thursday, June 13, 2013
Summer Triangle Creating pictures in the stars Wednesday, June 12, 2013
More Moon and Planets Putting a new spin on the evening star Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Moon and Planets Lining up the “evening star” Monday, June 10, 2013
Sunquakes Rumbling through the Sun Sunday, June 9, 2013
At the Edge At the edge of the solar system Saturday, June 8, 2013
Young-Sun Paradox II A weight-loss plan for the Sun Friday, June 7, 2013
Young-Sun Paradox Turning up the thermostat Thursday, June 6, 2013
Changing Sun Our steadily changing Sun Wednesday, June 5, 2013
New Solar Telescopes New eyes on our neighborhood star Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Solar Telescopes Taking a close look at the Sun Monday, June 3, 2013
Solar Twins II Hunting for worlds like Earth Sunday, June 2, 2013
Solar Twins A star that looks familiar Saturday, June 1, 2013
M101 A beautiful galactic neighbor Friday, May 31, 2013
Twinkling Jewels Up-and-down stars in the northern crown Thursday, May 30, 2013
Northern Crown Crowning the night sky Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Mercury Rising Cold pockets on a hot planet Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Bright Contrasts Different worlds with a similar look Monday, May 27, 2013
Soothing Moon Stirring up some epsom salts Sunday, May 26, 2013
Evening Planets Celestial theater in the evening sky Saturday, May 25, 2013
A New Cycle Beginning a new lunar cycle Friday, May 24, 2013
The Hunting Dogs Chasing the great bear Thursday, May 23, 2013
Moon and Saturn A leisurely trek through the stars Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Moon and Spica A small but vast astronomical gap Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Close Companions A black hole devours a companion Monday, May 20, 2013
M13 Some bright stellar mysteries Sunday, May 19, 2013
Hercules The strongman strides across the night sky Saturday, May 18, 2013
Moon and Regulus Lining up some bright moonlight Friday, May 17, 2013
Faith 7 The end of a space-age singles act Thursday, May 16, 2013
Nicolas Louis de Lacaille Mapping southern skies Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Skylab High-flying eyes on the Sun Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Setting a Date Zeroing in on the Big Bang Monday, May 13, 2013
More Moon and Jupiter The dusty space around Jupiter Sunday, May 12, 2013
Moon and Jupiter A bright trio in the evening sky Saturday, May 11, 2013
Getting Away Escaping from a black hole in a hurry Friday, May 10, 2013
Annular Eclipse A ring of fire above the Pacific Ocean Thursday, May 9, 2013
Keeping Tabs Keeping an eye on a fuzzy foot Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Recalibrating Recalibrating a space telescope Tuesday, May 7, 2013
File Cabinet Leafing through a starry filing cabinet Monday, May 6, 2013
Big and Little “Extreme” constellations Sunday, May 5, 2013
Eta Aquarid Meteors Sparks from a “wet” constellation Saturday, May 4, 2013
Model Cosmos Taking the measure of the solar system Friday, May 3, 2013
Star Factory A massive factory for making stars Thursday, May 2, 2013
Star Wheel Whirling around the North Star Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Muons II Probing the past with particles from space Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Muons Zapped by a supernova Monday, April 29, 2013
GALEX Keeping an eye on the galactic action Sunday, April 28, 2013
Moon and Antares Naming a “rival” of Mars Saturday, April 27, 2013
Saturn at Opposition Stirring up some giant storms Friday, April 26, 2013
Moon and Saturn A futuristic buggy race Thursday, April 25, 2013
Moon and Spica Neighbors that stir things up Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Sutter’s Mill A new strike at Sutter’s Mill Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Bright Visitors Bright visitors from beyond Earth Monday, April 22, 2013
Alpha Centauri Planet A nearby planetary neighbor Sunday, April 21, 2013
Moon and Regulus A special day for astronomy Saturday, April 20, 2013
Coma Galaxy Cluster A brilliant cluster of galaxies Friday, April 19, 2013
Coma Star Cluster Golden tresses and glistening stars Thursday, April 18, 2013
Messy Impact Debating a devastating impact Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Antennae Seeing the future of the Milky Way Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Moon and Jupiter Measuring the skin of the Moon Sunday, April 14, 2013
Moon in Taurus Drawing some stellar pictures Saturday, April 13, 2013
Messy Giant Kicking up dust around a giant star Friday, April 12, 2013
Time and Navigation A helpful device for seeing the world Thursday, April 11, 2013
Celestial Navigation Navigating by the stars Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Magnetic Directions Navigating with an internal compass Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Magnetic Earth Earth’s changing magnetic field Monday, April 8, 2013
Tau Boötis Keeping an eye on a star with a planet Sunday, April 7, 2013
Boötes A constellation with a confused history Saturday, April 6, 2013
Gamma-2 Velorum A star exposes its inner workings Friday, April 5, 2013
Zeta Puppis A rare stellar hothead Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Puppis A naming slight for a leading light Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Argo Navis Sailing across the southern sky Monday, April 1, 2013
Groombridge 1830 An interloper from a distant realm Sunday, March 31, 2013
Moon and Antares Evidence of ancient chemical factories Saturday, March 30, 2013
Moon and Saturn Sharing tracks around a giant planet Friday, March 29, 2013
Moon and Companions A bright highlight on the dark Moon Thursday, March 28, 2013
Zapped! Part II An outburst from a pair of dead stars Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Zapped! Earth gets zapped by cosmic radiation Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Pyramid Stars Guiding lights of the ancient world Monday, March 25, 2013
More Moon and Regulus Protecting some lunar monuments Sunday, March 24, 2013
Moon and Regulus Putting the squeeze on a star Saturday, March 23, 2013
Cracking Up A neutron star cracks up Friday, March 22, 2013
Neutron Stars Gravity wins the stellar battle Thursday, March 21, 2013
Spring Springing into a new season Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Bull’s Horns The Moon takes the bull by the horns Monday, March 18, 2013
Moon and Companions The Moon slides across the sky Sunday, March 17, 2013
Guitar Nebula Strumming a few astronomical notes Saturday, March 16, 2013
Capistrano Meteorite A California town gets a visitor Friday, March 15, 2013
Dark Energy Camera Some impressive astronomical snapshots Thursday, March 14, 2013
ALMA Cranking up a giant new telescope Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Pulsar Planets Reborn from a violent demise Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Planetary Debris Rocky evidence of planetary systems Monday, March 11, 2013
In the Zone Comfortable worlds around feeble stars Sunday, March 10, 2013
Lots of Planets Strength of discovery in numbers Saturday, March 9, 2013
Four Suns A world with four suns in the sky Friday, March 8, 2013
Planet Hunters Hunting for leftover planets Thursday, March 7, 2013
Ringing Beat The beat of vibrating stars Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Side Jobs A space telescope gets some extra jobs Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Comet PanStarrs A comet gets ready to shine Monday, March 4, 2013
Moon and Antares Two stars with different fates Sunday, March 3, 2013
Adhara Another impressive “dog” star Saturday, March 2, 2013
Moon and Saturn Wrapped in a magnetic embrace Friday, March 1, 2013
Moon and Spica Illumination from a disappearing act Thursday, February 28, 2013
Alcyone Spinning up a bright young star Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Small Black Holes II Black holes that fizzle in a hurry Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Small Black Holes Looking for tiny black holes Monday, February 25, 2013
Moon and Regulus A different kind of star system Sunday, February 24, 2013
Yardsticks Measuring astronomical distances Saturday, February 23, 2013
Procyon A pair of stellar light bulbs Friday, February 22, 2013
Polaris III Poking into the life of a famous star Thursday, February 21, 2013
Polaris II The un-steady beat of the North Star Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Moon, Jupiter, and Aldebaran Jupiter’s large adopted family Monday, February 18, 2013
Moon and Jupiter A large, close-knit planetary family Sunday, February 17, 2013
Mercury in the Evening A visit from a reticent planet Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Beehive Brightening up a meager constellation Friday, February 15, 2013
Space Watch IV A very close encounter Thursday, February 14, 2013
Space Watch III Painting our way out of a jam Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Space Watch II Searching for cosmic bullets Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Space Watch A target in a cosmic shooting gallery Monday, February 11, 2013
Double Cluster Sparkling stellar jewels Sunday, February 10, 2013
Milky Way Matters The Milky Way bulks up Saturday, February 9, 2013
Quasars IV An astronomical navigation system Friday, February 8, 2013
Quasars III The glory days for a black hole Thursday, February 7, 2013
Quasars II Lighting up a distant galaxy Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Quasars The long-range secret of odd “stars” Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Moon and Antares A hot-but-cool stellar supergiant Monday, February 4, 2013
Crimson Star An aging but colorful star Sunday, February 3, 2013
Grand Sky A “grand” view of the night sky Saturday, February 2, 2013
Moon and Companions From leading light to a pale second Friday, February 1, 2013
Nowhere to Hide Hiding in plain sight Thursday, January 31, 2013
Bright Black Hole Brightness from the ultimate darkness Wednesday, January 30, 2013
M31’s Central Cluster Bright stars around a galaxy’s dark heart Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Missed Opportunity Missing a “stellar” opportunity Monday, January 28, 2013
Winter Circle Bracketing the Winter Circle Saturday, January 26, 2013
IRAS Opening fresh eyes on the universe Friday, January 25, 2013
Hot Planet The glow of a small but hot planet Thursday, January 24, 2013
Superflares Super explosions on other stars Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Flashy Neighbor Evidence of a flashy neighbor Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Moon and Jupiter Tiny planets around a tiny star Sunday, March 25, 2012
Moon and Jupiter Worlds that have taken a beating Monday, January 21, 2013
Canopus The silver medalist of bright stars Sunday, January 20, 2013
Great Square of Pegasus Connecting the dots of a starry square Saturday, January 19, 2013
M35 A crowded stellar neighborhood Friday, January 18, 2013
Epsilon Geminorum A star by the numbers Thursday, January 17, 2013
Pollux Younger but “older” than the Sun Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Castor Three sets of stellar twins Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Gemini An uncommon story in the night sky Monday, January 14, 2013
More Moon and Mars Taking a ride on a Martian moon Sunday, January 13, 2013
Bigger Diamonds Real astronomical “sparklers” Friday, January 11, 2013
Diamonds Making “ice” from fire Thursday, January 10, 2013
Apophis Keeping an eye on a troublemaker Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Moon and Antares Building a stellar onion Saturday, July 28, 2012
M2 A distant home for old stars Sunday, January 6, 2013
Moon and Saturn A giant storm that kept on going Saturday, January 5, 2013
Moon and Spica Giant tides on giant stars Friday, January 4, 2013
Bright Interlopers Disorderly visitors head inward Thursday, January 3, 2013
Comets Icy remnants from the birth of the planets Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Fire and Ice Fire and ice in the sky Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Holiday Skies Lighting up the holiday sky Monday, December 31, 2012
More Sirius A stellar weight-loss program Sunday, December 30, 2012
Sirius A beautiful dog gets closer Saturday, December 29, 2012
The Footstool A footstool for the hunter Friday, December 28, 2012
Long-Night Moon Lighting up the long night Thursday, December 27, 2012
Moon and Jupiter III Mixing up some lunar water Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Moon and Jupiter II Lighting up the Christmas-night sky Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Moon and Jupiter Bright lights for Christmas Eve Monday, December 24, 2012
Northern Cross A star pattern with a double identity Sunday, December 23, 2012
Venus and Antares Snow clouds on a hot world? Saturday, December 22, 2012
Winter Solstice A changing calendar cycle Friday, December 21, 2012
Storm Probes Plunging into the danger zone Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Sun III Looking for the surface of the Sun Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Sun II The long trip before the journey begins Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Sun Powering up the Sun Monday, December 17, 2012
Earliest Sunset Stretching out the December sunset Sunday, December 16, 2012
Moon and Mars Visitors from other worlds Saturday, December 15, 2012
More Mariner 2 Destroying a “second Earth” Friday, December 14, 2012
Mariner 2 Pioneering a path to another world Thursday, December 13, 2012
Geminid Meteors Bright accents for a night of skywatching Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Lunar Returns The continued exploration of the Moon Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Apollo 17 A busy three days on the Moon Monday, December 10, 2012
More Moon and Companions A grand era of exploration Sunday, December 9, 2012
Moon and Companions Nothing to fear in the morning sky Saturday, December 8, 2012
More Capella Seeing a star in a different light Friday, December 7, 2012
Capella Bright stars with a bright future Thursday, December 6, 2012
First Steps Angling in on the stars Wednesday, December 5, 2012
RR Lyrae The rhythmic beat of a star Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Star Populations Segregating the stars of the Milky Way Monday, December 3, 2012
Jupiter at Opposition II Jupiter proves its superiority Sunday, December 2, 2012
Nukes in Space II Futuristic rockets from the past Friday, November 30, 2012
Nukes in Space Powering a mission to Mars Thursday, November 29, 2012
Moon and Jupiter A chilly Moon for a chilly time of year Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Feeble Eclipse Earth casts a feeble shadow on the Moon Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Orion Rising A treat returns to the evening sky Monday, November 26, 2012
Venus and Saturn Wandering through the night sky Sunday, November 25, 2012
Deuterium Drinking up the Big Bang Saturday, November 24, 2012
Ice Volcanoes Icy eruptions on an icy moon Friday, November 23, 2012
Cold Oasis Filling up a desert oasis Thursday, November 22, 2012
‘Young’ Moon A moon that doesn’t look its age Wednesday, November 21, 2012
‘Titanic’ Discoveries II Getting to know a distant moon Tuesday, November 20, 2012
‘Titanic’ Discoveries A big moon keeps its secrets Monday, November 19, 2012
Menkar A constellation with a case of the big head Sunday, November 18, 2012
Venus and Spica A star that’s more than meets the eye Saturday, November 17, 2012
Triple Treat A skywatching triple feature Friday, November 16, 2012
Moon and Mars Mars hangs out in the evening sky Thursday, November 15, 2012
Sweet Discovery A “sweet” discovery at a distant star Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Molecule Factory Whipping up some complex molecules Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Solar Eclipse Diving into a natural wonder Monday, November 12, 2012
Moon and Saturn Stirring up a giant hurricane Sunday, November 11, 2012
Moon and Companions Taking a peek at the Moon’s backside Saturday, November 10, 2012
VERITAS Sparks from extreme cosmic environments Friday, November 9, 2012
Namibian Astronomy II Strange eyes on the gamma-ray sky Thursday, November 8, 2012
Namibian Astronomy Watching the skies from western Africa Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Dark Parks Unfettered views of the night sky Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Blue Night The night sky gets a little bluer Monday, November 5, 2012
R Trianguli Turmoil at the end of a star’s life Sunday, November 4, 2012
Triangulum Aging stars in the triangle Saturday, November 3, 2012
Multiple Blasts Multiple explosions from a single star Friday, November 2, 2012
Moon and Jupiter Cloudy skies on a giant planet Thursday, November 1, 2012
Halloween Star II A stellar cannibal for Halloween Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Halloween Star A two-headed stellar demon Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Mirfak The hero’s brightest star Monday, October 29, 2012
Aries II Taking the measure of a nearby star Sunday, October 28, 2012
Aries Moving the point of the vernal equinox Saturday, October 27, 2012
Tiny Black Hole A record-setting black hole Friday, October 26, 2012
Star Destroyer A star loses a life-and-death struggle Thursday, October 25, 2012
Gravitational Kick A black hole gets a big kick Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Summer Markers Two summer stalwarts disappear Sunday, October 21, 2012
Orionid Meteors A trail of lights from a messy comet Saturday, October 20, 2012
Shrinking Iceball A distant iceball gets smaller Friday, October 19, 2012
Moon and Companions Colorful companions for the Moon Thursday, October 18, 2012
White-Dwarf Planets II Dead stars consume dead planets Wednesday, October 17, 2012
White-Dwarf Planets Close planets around dead stars Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Celestial Equator Splitting the sky in half Monday, October 15, 2012
Deneb Algedi Deciphering the tale of an aging star Sunday, October 14, 2012
Bringing Up the Rear The tale of some starry tails Saturday, October 13, 2012
Capricornus The edge of the celestial sea Friday, October 12, 2012
Moon and Venus Long pauses in long-distance calls Thursday, October 11, 2012
Moon and Regulus Brightening up the Moon Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Dark Portrait Snapping a picture of the unseeable Tuesday, October 9, 2012
IC 10 A faint but busy galactic neighbor Monday, October 8, 2012
Faint Triplets A faint set of stellar triplets Sunday, October 7, 2012
Aquarius Life-giving waters from a faint constellation Saturday, October 6, 2012
European Southern Observatory Organizing a new observatory Friday, October 5, 2012
Moon and Jupiter A planet that’s a gravitational powerhouse Thursday, October 4, 2012
Zagami Meteorite A startling messenger from Mars Wednesday, October 3, 2012
More Venus and Regulus A well-timed early morning encounter Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Venus and Regulus Venus chugs past the heart of the lion Monday, October 1, 2012
Double Impact Bowling over a giant planet Sunday, September 30, 2012
Harvest Moon Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Saturday, September 29, 2012
Uranus at Opposition Overlooking a giant planet Friday, September 28, 2012
Jovial Water Worlds Giant oceans around a giant planet Thursday, September 27, 2012
Water Worlds: Triton Squeezing out a global ocean Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Water Worlds: Titan A world with a really deep ocean Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Water Worlds Filling oceans on distant worlds Monday, September 24, 2012
The Horse’s Nose The flying horse’s bright nose Sunday, September 23, 2012
Moonwatching Moonlight on an autumn night Saturday, September 22, 2012
More Moon and Antares A stellar recycling project Friday, September 21, 2012
Moon and Antares Flirting with the stars Thursday, September 20, 2012
Moon and Mars Prime real estate on other worlds Wednesday, September 19, 2012
More Fomalhaut Cometary chaos around a young star Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Fomalhaut The lonely “Autumn Star” Monday, September 17, 2012
Moonless Nights The wonders of a moonless night Sunday, September 16, 2012
Hot Jupiters Clearing out a star system Saturday, September 15, 2012
BL Lacertae A star that’s more than a star Friday, September 14, 2012
Andromeda Starburst Brightening up a giant galaxy Thursday, September 13, 2012
Collision Course Taking aim at another galaxy Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Andromeda Galaxy A galactic twin in the evening sky Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Moon and Venus Drying out a wet planet Sunday, September 9, 2012
Moon and Ceres Peeking beneath the skin of an asteroid Saturday, September 8, 2012
Moon and Companions II Dipping our toes in a giant ocean Friday, September 7, 2012
Moon and Companions The stars foretell the weather Thursday, September 6, 2012
Gamma Cephei IV Getting messy for science Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Gamma Cephei III Keeping a planet on the table Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Gamma Cephei II A gnat’s eyelash and a distant planet Monday, September 3, 2012
Gamma Cephei The top of the king’s starry house Sunday, September 2, 2012
Seventh Month Miscounting the months Saturday, September 1, 2012
Dune Worlds Giant sand dunes on alien worlds Friday, August 31, 2012
Blue Moon A “colorful” astronomical rarity Thursday, August 30, 2012
Red Rivals Colorful rivals in the evening sky Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Arcturus Tracing a star’s origins Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Bear Watcher Keeping an eye on the big bear Monday, August 27, 2012
OSIRIS-Rex Studying a threatening space rock Sunday, August 26, 2012
Homeworld Security Tracking down threats from space Saturday, August 25, 2012
Dawn III Speeding toward a new target Friday, August 24, 2012
Dawn II Piecing together the story of an asteroid Thursday, August 23, 2012
Dawn A witness to the dawn of the solar system Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Moon and Companions A traffic jam in the evening sky Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Voyagers Beginning a voyage to the stars Monday, August 20, 2012
Eclipse Watcher Risking life and limb for a solar eclipse Sunday, August 19, 2012
Cloudy Skies A cruel twist of nature Saturday, August 18, 2012
Contact Binaries III A star system with a lot of variety Friday, August 17, 2012
Contact Binaries II Stirring up the family dynamics Thursday, August 16, 2012
Contact Binaries Stars that can’t let go Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Moon and Mercury Some interesting sunrises and sunsets Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Moon, Venus, Mercury Getting close to the Sun Monday, August 13, 2012
Moon and Venus A close encounter in the dawn sky Sunday, August 12, 2012
Perseid Meteors The perfect spot for the Moon Saturday, August 11, 2012
Moon, Jupiter, and Aldebaran The Moon takes a pounding Friday, August 10, 2012
M11 A flock of young stars Thursday, August 9, 2012
Mars, Saturn, and Spica A bright but rapidly closing triangle Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Moon Rising Inspiration from the rising Moon Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Dog Days Sweating through the Dog Days of summer Monday, August 6, 2012
Sky Crane A complicated landing for a complicated rover Sunday, August 5, 2012
Martian Nuke Powering up a Mars rover Saturday, August 4, 2012
Mars Tales A new visitor and an old myth Friday, August 3, 2012
Spinning Hearts The spinning hearts of giant stars Thursday, August 2, 2012
Cygnus X-1 A giant star vanishes from view Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Colorful Beak The swan’s colorful beak Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Cygnus A “snowbird” that heads west instead of south Monday, July 30, 2012
Equuleus Drawing up a little horse Sunday, July 29, 2012
Moon and Scorpius Scoping out a solar twin Friday, July 27, 2012
Steamy Sights Steamy sights in the southern sky Thursday, July 26, 2012
Moon and Spica Two bright stars for the price of one Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Moon and Planets Admiring the twilight on another world Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Future Beacons Lining up the North Stars Monday, July 23, 2012
Galactic Nests Keeping the chicks close to the nest Sunday, July 22, 2012
The Scorpion’s Tail The scorpion’s dynamic stinger Saturday, July 21, 2012
Alexandria A city — and a star — fit for a king Friday, July 20, 2012
Desert Storm A rain of stones from beyond Earth Thursday, July 19, 2012
Comet Swift-Tuttle A famous comet changes its image Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuttle Comets War, embezzlement, and comets Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Swift Comets From hardware-store owner to cosmic celebrity Monday, July 16, 2012
Summer Delights Bright delights in the summer sky Sunday, July 15, 2012
More Moon and Companions A sky show that’s worth getting up for Saturday, July 14, 2012
Moon and Companions A gathering of astronomical superstars Friday, July 13, 2012
Altairian Planets A star that gets a lot of attention Thursday, July 12, 2012
Altair A close and fast-moving neighbor Wednesday, July 11, 2012
More Vega The bright stars of the “ox boy” Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Vega A star that spins in a hurry Monday, July 9, 2012
Summer Triangle The brilliant Summer Triangle Sunday, July 8, 2012
H-R Diagram Drawing the lives of the stars Saturday, July 7, 2012
Venus and Aldebaran Bright and brighter in the dawn sky Friday, July 6, 2012
Faint But Steady Stars that are faint but long-lived Thursday, July 5, 2012
Distant Sun Slipping away from the Sun Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The Sombrero II Two galaxies for the price of one Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Sombrero Looking beneath the brim of a galaxy Monday, July 2, 2012
The Ecliptic Following the path of the Sun Sunday, July 1, 2012
Moon and Antares Taking the measure of a jumbo star Saturday, June 30, 2012
In the Balance The Moon slips past the scorpion’s claws Friday, June 29, 2012
Zippy Planets Getting a big kick from a black hole Thursday, June 28, 2012
More Moon and Companions Turning on some far-away lamps Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Companions Companionship in the evening sky Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Moon and Mars Listening in to the Red Planet Monday, June 25, 2012
Delphinus The beautiful, graceful dolphin Sunday, June 24, 2012
Leo Minor Stars without much flash Saturday, June 23, 2012
Venus and Jupiter An encore performance in the dawn sky Friday, June 22, 2012
Moon and Mercury Peering into a small planet’s big heart Thursday, June 21, 2012
Summer Solstice Lining up the summer solstice Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Sun Tower A moment of sunlight without shadows Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Unproductive Sun Outshining the Sun — sort of Monday, June 18, 2012
Pipe Nebula Lighting up a dark nebula Sunday, June 17, 2012
Moon and Jupiter Swinging into the morning sky Saturday, June 16, 2012
Comet Exchange Stars exchange frozen leftovers Friday, June 15, 2012
Future Neighbor A future close neighbor to the Sun Thursday, June 14, 2012
Sun Power Weathering bouts of space weather Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Lunar Secrets New secrets from old moonrocks Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Back to the Moon(rocks) New discoveries from old rocks Monday, June 11, 2012
‘Milky’ Way The “milky” band of the Milky Way Sunday, June 10, 2012
Johann Galle Taking note of a new planet Saturday, June 9, 2012
Family Breakup A stellar family breaks up Friday, June 8, 2012
EUVE Opening a new “window” on the universe Thursday, June 7, 2012
Solar Spotters Getting a better bead on the Sun Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Venus Transit II A last-in-a-lifetime event Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Venus Transit Measuring out a solar-system ruler Monday, June 4, 2012
Partial Lunar Eclipse Taking a “bite” out of the Moon Sunday, June 3, 2012
Celestial Geometry A hubbub over celestial geometry Saturday, June 2, 2012
Transit and Eclipse Lining up with Earth and the Sun Friday, June 1, 2012
Moon, Spica, and Saturn Parsing the changes of the Moon Thursday, May 31, 2012
Double Heart Twin black holes in a nearby galaxy Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Hungry Black Hole A black hole that’s snacking on a star Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Moon, Mars, and Regulus Dark ice at the Moon’s poles Monday, May 28, 2012
Bear’s Nose The great bear’s shiny nose Sunday, May 27, 2012
The Keystone Four stars, four stories Friday, May 25, 2012
Hercules Cloud Piling up stars in the outer galaxy Thursday, May 24, 2012
Hercules Cluster A crowded “city” of stars Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Hercules Following the strongman across the sky Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Moon and Venus Sliding past the Moon and headed for the Sun Monday, May 21, 2012
Annular Eclipse II Cycling through centuries of eclipses Sunday, May 20, 2012
Happy Coincidence A beautiful scientific coincidence Friday, May 18, 2012
Clockwork Eclipses Ticking off the hours until a solar eclipse Thursday, May 17, 2012
Making Mirrors Making the hearts of giant telescopes Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Giant Magellan Telescope A new “giant” eye on the universe Monday, May 14, 2012
Primordial Clouds Relics of the birth of the universe Sunday, May 13, 2012
Serpens Piecing together a celestial snake Saturday, May 12, 2012
Wobbly Clocks Listening for cosmic “ripples” Friday, May 11, 2012
Gravity Probe B Putting a spin on space itself Thursday, May 10, 2012
Luna See Firing a laser at the Moon Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Relativity and GPS Keeping track of the entire world Tuesday, May 8, 2012
General Relativity Albert Einstein “warps” the universe Monday, May 7, 2012
Moving Clouds Clouds that move with the seasons Sunday, May 6, 2012
Humid Skies Measuring the humidity on a cold world Saturday, May 5, 2012
More Moon and Companions A warm blanket on a frigid moon Friday, May 4, 2012
Moon and Companions Floating through an alien sky Thursday, May 3, 2012
Titan Cold rains and dark lakes on a chilly world Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Moon and Mars Crowded skies above the Moon Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Moon, Mars, and Regulus Uncovering the secrets of a star Monday, April 30, 2012
Centaurus A A galaxy with a loud voice Sunday, April 29, 2012
Brilliant Venus Lighting up the “evening star” Saturday, April 28, 2012
Capella A quick exit for a “heavy” star Friday, April 27, 2012
Ranger 4 Slamming into the far side of the Moon Thursday, April 26, 2012
Vanishing Lights Ready for a stellar vanishing act Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Moon and Venus Resetting the clocks on Venus Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Moon and Taurus Snapping the universe -- from the Moon Monday, April 23, 2012
Moon and Jupiter A giant planet’s disappearing heart Sunday, April 22, 2012
Apollo 16 Fun and science on the lunar surface Saturday, April 21, 2012
Black Hole Power Getting power from a black hole Friday, April 20, 2012
Looking for ET Looking for signs of alien visitors Thursday, April 19, 2012
Warp Drive Engaging the warp drive Wednesday, April 18, 2012
New Ideas New ideas for exploring the universe Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Mercury in the Morning Teasing out a view of Mercury Monday, April 16, 2012
More Saturn at Opposition Dabs of color in the night sky Sunday, April 15, 2012
Saturn at Opposition Looking back toward home Saturday, April 14, 2012
Star in a Bottle Making a bottleful of starstuff Friday, April 13, 2012
Cosmic Clocks The ticking of cosmic clocks Thursday, April 12, 2012
White Dwarf Quakes Stars that “quake” in the night Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Little Dwarfs The smallest white-dwarf stars Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Venus and Aldebaran The demise of a star and planet Sunday, April 8, 2012
Balloon Ride Taking a balloon ride for science Saturday, April 7, 2012
Moon, Saturn, and Spica Bracketing the horn of the dragon Friday, April 6, 2012
Double Sunsets Double sunsets on alien worlds Thursday, April 5, 2012
Snow Line A solar system’s best spot for skiing Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Making Venuses A “stretchy” way to heat a planet Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Moon, Mars, and Regulus Different pinpoints of light Monday, April 2, 2012
Venus and Pleiades The evening star and the littler dipper Sunday, April 1, 2012
Storm Season Stirring up cold fronts on Mars Saturday, March 31, 2012
Summertime The good old summertime Friday, March 30, 2012
Snack Time Snack time for a giant black hole Thursday, March 29, 2012
Black Hole Bullets Bullets of hot gas from a black hole Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Multi-Messenger Astronomy Notes from different messengers Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Saturnian Encounters A busy week of moon-hopping Monday, March 26, 2012
Moon, Jupiter, and Venus A brilliant lineup in the evening sky Saturday, March 24, 2012
Alien Clusters Alien visitors from other galaxies Friday, March 23, 2012
Galactic Streams Blending into the Milky Way Thursday, March 22, 2012
Sagittarius Dwarf A galactic tug-of-war Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Satellite Galaxies Satellite galaxies for the Milky Way Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Spring Equinox A new season and a new beginning Monday, March 19, 2012
The Right Angle Taking a bead on the lion’s tail Sunday, March 18, 2012
Leo’s Outlines Outlining the celestial lion Saturday, March 17, 2012
Racing Ahead Racing the Red Planet around the Sun Friday, March 16, 2012
Rover Rovings The promise and perils of sunlight Thursday, March 15, 2012
NuSTAR Dead stars tell some important tales Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Cat’s Eye Nebula A star that’s changing form Tuesday, March 13, 2012
More Venus and Jupiter Worlds with and without companions Monday, March 12, 2012
Venus and Jupiter Following a pair of cosmic headlights Sunday, March 11, 2012
More Moon, Saturn, and Spica A celestial yin and yang Saturday, March 10, 2012
Moon, Saturn, and Spica A stellar weight-loss plan Friday, March 9, 2012
Rings of Uranus A dark discovery for a giant planet Thursday, March 8, 2012
Double Treat A double treat in the evening sky Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Moon, Mars, and Leo A bold alignment in the night sky Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Evening Mercury Rethinking the birth of a planet Monday, March 5, 2012
Comfy Planets Looking for comfy homes for life Sunday, March 4, 2012
Mars at Opposition Drawing a map of the solar system Saturday, March 3, 2012
Secret Mars Unlocking the secrets of the Red Planet Friday, March 2, 2012
Mars Mayhem Mars marches across March skies Thursday, March 1, 2012
Leap Day Leaping into the modern calendar Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Moon and Taurus The Moon and two stellar families Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Leo Rising Adding some color to the stars Monday, February 27, 2012
Moon and Planets III Artistry on a planetary scale Sunday, February 26, 2012
Moon and Venus Encapsulating a bit of the Moon Saturday, February 25, 2012
Moon and Planets An impressive display in the evening sky Friday, February 24, 2012
Friendship 7 Getting back in the Space Race Monday, February 20, 2012
Winter Milky Way II Enlivening the galactic suburbs Thursday, February 16, 2012
Winter Milky Way Following a galactic pathway Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Moon and Antares Outshined by a flashy sibling Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Looking Deep Looking for storms before they’re born Monday, February 13, 2012
Geminga Giving birth to a “dead” star Sunday, February 12, 2012
Moon and Companions Zipping past a giant planet Saturday, February 11, 2012
Dueling Dippers Stirring up the starry night sky Friday, February 10, 2012
Moon and Mars Historic monuments on another world Thursday, February 9, 2012
Venus and Uranus A chance to see a distant giant Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Planetary Flashes Lighting up the clouds of Venus Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Record Breaker An unprecedented sphere of darkness Monday, February 6, 2012
Leaving the Ring Passing through a ring of stars Sunday, February 5, 2012
A Fresh Shower A fresh winter meteor shower Saturday, February 4, 2012
White Dwarfs III Dead planets around dead stars? Friday, February 3, 2012
White Dwarfs II Stretching the light of a dead star Thursday, February 2, 2012
White Dwarfs Squeezing the heart of a dead star Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Sirius B A close companion for a bright star Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sirius A close, bright stellar neighbor Monday, January 30, 2012
The Big Dog Biting into a bright constellation Sunday, January 29, 2012
The Little Dog One dog leads another into the sky Saturday, January 28, 2012
Gravitational Waves V The “wavy” birth of a black hole Friday, January 27, 2012
Gravitational Waves IV Silencing the rumbling Earth Thursday, January 26, 2012
Gravitational Waves III Lighting up ripples in spacetime Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Gravitational Waves II Tiny ripples from heavy objects Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Gravitational Waves Rippling across the universe Monday, January 23, 2012
IC 342 A close but veiled cosmic pinwheel Sunday, January 22, 2012
Brightest Lights Cutting off a slice of the sky Saturday, January 21, 2012
Space Rocks III In search of space rocks Friday, January 20, 2012
Space Rocks II Studying pieces of other worlds Thursday, January 19, 2012
Space Rocks Rocks from beyond Earth Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Harvey Nininger II Buying space rocks for a dollar a pound Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Harvey Nininger A burning passion for space rocks Monday, January 16, 2012
Moon and Companions Reflections on a quarter Moon Sunday, January 15, 2012
AP Columbae A nearby stellar youngster Saturday, January 14, 2012
More Moon and Mars Scaling the heights of Mars Friday, January 13, 2012
Moon and Mars Watery oases on a desert world Thursday, January 12, 2012
Stormy Skies A giant storm on a failed star Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Wet Universe Sprinkling water throughout the cosmos Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Watery Earth Raining on the young planet Earth Monday, January 9, 2012
Pulsar Planets Planets around a dead star Sunday, January 8, 2012
Pulsars The steady beat of dead stars Saturday, January 7, 2012
Crab Nebula The “crabby” remains of an exploded star Friday, January 6, 2012
Moon and Hyades Staring into the face of the bull Thursday, January 5, 2012
Earth at Perihelion Snuggling close to the Sun Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Quadrantid Meteors The children of a celestial break-up Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Moon and Jupiter The master of a busy domain Monday, January 2, 2012
The New Year Bringing the calendar to heel Sunday, January 1, 2012
New Year’s Eve Sky A celestial greeting for the new year Saturday, December 31, 2011
Lunar Arrival An unusual way to greet the new year Friday, December 30, 2011
Planetary Bombardment Possible planets take a pounding Thursday, December 29, 2011
Sparkly Rings Bright rings for a distant planet Wednesday, December 28, 2011
More Moon and Venus Changing the face of the Moon Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Moon and Venus Paving the surface of a bright planet Monday, December 26, 2011
Northern Cross Holding together a stellar cross Sunday, December 25, 2011
The Reindeer An extra reindeer for Santa’s sleigh Saturday, December 24, 2011
Jean-Louis Pons The champion of all comet hunters Friday, December 23, 2011
Grote Reber A new way to study the universe Thursday, December 22, 2011
December Solstice A pale light in the daytime sky Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Horsehead Nebula Drifting along with an interstellar cloud Tuesday, December 20, 2011
More Moon and Companions An exciting future for a pair of stars Monday, December 19, 2011
Moon and Companions Lining up some bright companions Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturnalia A modern celebration with old customs Saturday, December 17, 2011
Moon and Mars Molding the image of the Red Planet Friday, December 16, 2011
Race to the Pole Racing for the south pole Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Rock Hunting Scouring the ice for space rocks Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Geminid Meteors Bad timing for a good meteor shower Monday, December 12, 2011
Cosmic Nobel Discovering a mysterious cosmic energy Sunday, December 11, 2011
Dark Discovery Big rewards for a “dark” discovery Saturday, December 10, 2011
Lunar Eclipse Lining up a lunar eclipse Friday, December 9, 2011
Moon and Pleiades A big, bright stellar family Thursday, December 8, 2011
Far-Out Earths Warming up some far-out Earths Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Moon and Jupiter Painting a two-toned moon Monday, December 5, 2011
Menkalinan The charioteer’s double-jointed shoulder Sunday, December 4, 2011
Fire and Water Fire and water in the night sky Saturday, December 3, 2011
Betelgeuse II Looking for the “edge” of a giant star Friday, December 2, 2011
Betelgeuse A superstar among supergiants Thursday, December 1, 2011
Beta Pegasi Taking a look into the future Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Rarae Aves II Dancing with the firebird Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Rarae Aves Rare birds in southern skies Monday, November 28, 2011
More Moon and Venus Ancient oceans on a dry world Sunday, November 27, 2011
Moon and Venus A skin-deep planetary beauty Saturday, November 26, 2011
Solar Eclipse Darkening sun-lit southern skies Friday, November 25, 2011
Mars Science Laboratory III Protecting Mars from alien invaders Thursday, November 24, 2011
Mars Science Laboratory I Plumbing for water on Mars Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Moon, Saturn, and Spica A planet sings out of tune Monday, November 21, 2011
Orion Rising The return of an astronomical beauty Sunday, November 20, 2011
Mikhail Lomonosov The man who discovered an atmosphere Saturday, November 19, 2011
Moon and Companions Spacing out a morning lineup Thursday, November 17, 2011
Leonid Meteors A faint but steady meteor shower Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Interstellar Skies Looking for clear interstellar skies Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Near the Edge Nearing the edge of the solar system Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturn Nebula A pair of “Saturns” in the night sky Sunday, November 13, 2011
Moon and Aldebaran New tools for digging into lunar history Saturday, November 12, 2011
Mercury and Venus Close neighbors in the evening sky Friday, November 11, 2011
Mars and Regulus Two old friends in the morning sky Thursday, November 10, 2011
More Moon and Jupiter Warming up a giant planet Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Moon and Jupiter Powering up a distant aurora Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Another Encounter Keeping tabs on a rocky visitor Monday, November 7, 2011
Daylight Saving Time Stepping back in time Sunday, November 6, 2011
Cassini at Enceladus Streaking past a solar-system treasure Saturday, November 5, 2011
Phobos-Grunt DNA testing for a Martian moon Friday, November 4, 2011
Back in the Game? Staging a return to deep space Thursday, November 3, 2011
Great Comet of 1811, II War, peace, and fine wines Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Great Comet of 1811 A great show by a “dirty snowball” Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Halloween Ghouls Ghoulish delights in the sky Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturn and Spica Eyeballing some changes in the sky Sunday, October 30, 2011
Galileo at Gaspra A first encounter with a space rock Saturday, October 29, 2011
Venus Returns The return of the “evening star” Friday, October 28, 2011
Hottest Planet A world that’s hotter than Texas Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Andromeda Galaxy Looking deep into the universe Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Andromeda A famous but faint princess Monday, October 24, 2011
Fishy Constellations Fishing for constellations Sunday, October 23, 2011
M15 Debating a medium-sized black hole Saturday, October 22, 2011
Moon and Companions A big astronomical dwarf Friday, October 21, 2011
Moon and Mars Strolling on alien worlds Thursday, October 20, 2011
Orionid Meteor Shower Calling cards of a distant comet Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Changing Time Just passing the time Tuesday, October 18, 2011
NEEMO Diving toward an asteroid Monday, October 17, 2011
Another Close Call A close visit by an asteroid Sunday, October 16, 2011
Cartwheel Galaxy Creating a brilliant ring of stars Saturday, October 15, 2011
Comet Elenin A close encounter with comet dust Friday, October 14, 2011
More Moon and Jupiter Painting a bullseye on a moon Thursday, October 13, 2011
Moon and Jupiter Heating up a big moon Wednesday, October 12, 2011
X Factor The Sun’s “X” factor Monday, October 10, 2011
Alpha Persei Cluster Tracing a galactic cataclysm Sunday, October 9, 2011
Alpha Persei A young but aging star Saturday, October 8, 2011
Draconid Meteors The sparks of a fire-breathing dragon Friday, October 7, 2011
More Cassiopeia A Flowing through a neutron star Thursday, October 6, 2011
Cassiopeia A Muffling the death throes of a star Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Rho Cassiopeia Practicing for a big blast Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Cassiopeia Vanity and retribution in the night sky Monday, October 3, 2011
Robert Trumpler Filling the space between the stars Sunday, October 2, 2011
Planning Ahead Planning for a trip to the stars Saturday, October 1, 2011
Milky Way’s Heart V Youngsters at the heart of the Milky Way Friday, September 30, 2011
Milky Way’s Heart IV The flashy heart of the Milky Way Thursday, September 29, 2011
Milky Way’s Heart III Confirming the dark heart of the Milky Way Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Milky Way’s Heart II A sky-spanning marquee of stars Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Milky Way’s Heart Taking a peek at a busy downtown Monday, September 26, 2011
Uranus at Opposition Diving into an icy planet Sunday, September 25, 2011
Doomed Moons Recycling on a giant scale Saturday, September 24, 2011
Calendars Following the cycles of the sky Friday, September 23, 2011
Moon and Mars Twin moons under alien skies Thursday, September 22, 2011
Thomas Wright Giving birth to a galaxy Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Too Close Getting too close to a black hole Tuesday, September 20, 2011
ARTEMIS Teaching old spacecraft new tricks Monday, September 19, 2011
Moon and Aldebaran Looking at the Sun’s bright future Sunday, September 18, 2011
M2 An ancient family of stars Saturday, September 17, 2011
More Moon and Jupiter Reflections on an icy moon Friday, September 16, 2011
Moon and Jupiter An ancient god and the modern calendar Thursday, September 15, 2011
Serpens Splitting up a faint constellation Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Stellar Chemistry Forging the chemistry of life Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Early Start Getting an astronomical head start Monday, September 12, 2011
Harvest Moon Balancing the Harvest Moon Sunday, September 11, 2011
Lake Tides Small waves on big ponds Saturday, September 10, 2011
Border Star A star with a double identity Friday, September 9, 2011
Mercury and Regulus An early morning duo Thursday, September 8, 2011
GRAIL Playing follow-the-leader Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Lumpy Moon Measuring the Moon’s “lumpiness” Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Watching Earthshine Watching the dark side of the Moon Monday, September 5, 2011
Sagitta Arrowing into the autumn season Sunday, September 4, 2011
Moon and Antares Kicking the Moon in the name of science Saturday, September 3, 2011
Morning Mercury A confusing planet in the morning sky Friday, September 2, 2011
Evening Lineup II A pair of “pointy” stars Thursday, September 1, 2011
Evening Lineup A powerful early-season storm Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Scorpius Nova A bright stellar merger Monday, August 29, 2011
M7 A bright but distant star cluster Sunday, August 28, 2011
Kepler III Two ways to find planets Saturday, August 27, 2011
Kepler II Winnowing a list of possible planets Friday, August 26, 2011
Kepler I Watching for some stars to blink Thursday, August 25, 2011
Moon and Mars Roving across the Red Planet Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Triton A frigid moon like no other Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Neptune at Opposition Pulverizing a Neptunian moon Monday, August 22, 2011
Changing Addresses Peering into a hidden planet Sunday, August 21, 2011
More Moon and Jupiter Jumpin' Jupiter! Saturday, August 20, 2011
Moon and Jupiter Young, vigorous star systems Friday, August 19, 2011
Yerkes Telescope A new career for a pioneering telescope Thursday, August 18, 2011
Astronomical Artworks Preserving scientific works of art Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Glass Astronomy Astronomy-under-glass Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Star Organizer Getting the stars organized Monday, August 15, 2011
V404 Cygni A dark star system that puts on a show Sunday, August 14, 2011
61 Cygni Possible homes for neighbors Saturday, August 13, 2011
Perseid Meteors Drowning out a fading shower Friday, August 12, 2011
Cygnus-X A bright, busy stellar neighborhood Thursday, August 11, 2011
More Deneb Too many targets, not enough time Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Deneb Nagging questions about a giant star Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Cygnus The impressive heart of the swan Monday, August 8, 2011
Moon and Antares A star that's redder than red Sunday, August 7, 2011
Weather Forecasts Expanding the daily weather forecast Saturday, August 6, 2011
Space Weather Nasty weather from beyond Earth Friday, August 5, 2011
Moon and Companions Living under brilliant suns Thursday, August 4, 2011
Moon and Saturn "Listening" for distant worlds Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Juno Looking into the heart of a giant Monday, August 1, 2011
Apollo 15, Part II Putting Galileo to the test Sunday, July 31, 2011
Apollo 15 Checking out a beautiful landscape Saturday, July 30, 2011
Hardy Bacteria Grinding up rocks to hunt for life Friday, July 29, 2011
Rock Hounds Cleaning up some desert rocks Thursday, July 28, 2011
Rock Varnish Polishing some Martian rocks Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Moon and Mars Looking for Mars-on-Earth Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Moon and Aldebaran Following the eye of the bull Monday, July 25, 2011
Star Travels A fanciful design for a starship Sunday, July 24, 2011
More Moon and Jupiter Heating up a volcanic moon Saturday, July 23, 2011
Moon and Jupiter Water in some orange dirt Friday, July 22, 2011
IceCube Lighting up the Antarctic ice Thursday, July 21, 2011
Neutrinos Hunting for hard-to-find particles Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Listening Posts From neutrinos to sperm whales Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Evening Mercury A hot planet in the evening sky Monday, July 18, 2011
Smith's Cloud A future stellar nursery Sunday, July 17, 2011
Van Biesbroeck's Star Hunting up a faint cosmic bulb Saturday, July 16, 2011
Dawn at Vesta III An asteroid with a difference Friday, July 15, 2011
Dawn at Vesta II A gentle ride to an asteroid Thursday, July 14, 2011
Dawn at Vesta Studying the dawn of the solar system Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Mars and Aldebaran Coloring the night sky Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Moon and Antares Giving birth to a big family of stars Monday, July 11, 2011
Delta Lyrae Lining up a colorful duo Sunday, July 10, 2011
John A. Wheeler A new name for invisible stars Saturday, July 9, 2011
Moon and Spica A tiny measurement of a big distance Friday, July 8, 2011
Moon and Saturn A two-toned walnut of a moon Thursday, July 7, 2011
More Saturn's Rings Filling a gap in Saturn's rings Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Dynamic Rings Saturn's constantly changing rings Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Moon and Regulus Filtering out the starlight Monday, July 4, 2011
More Moon and Mercury Looking into the heart of a planet Sunday, July 3, 2011
Moon and Mercury Getting to know a hard-to-see planet Saturday, July 2, 2011
Great Comet of 1861 A "fearful" cometary spectacle Thursday, June 30, 2011
Gassy Mars The "gassy" Martian atmosphere Wednesday, June 29, 2011
More Moon and Mars Mars falls on an Egyptian village Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Moon and Mars Greening up the Red Planet Monday, June 27, 2011
Scutum Shielding a new constellation Sunday, June 26, 2011
More Moon and Jupiter The solar system's 800-pound gorilla Saturday, June 25, 2011
Moon and Jupiter Changing concepts of a giant world Friday, June 24, 2011
Making Moondust II Keeping out the moondust Thursday, June 23, 2011
Making Moondust A bit of the Moon right here on Earth Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Summer Solstice Hot times in northern climes Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Brightest X-Ray Burst The brilliant death of a distant star Monday, June 20, 2011
Celestial Equator An astronomical "Mason-Dixon Line" Sunday, June 19, 2011
Cosmic Inflation Giving the universe a big push Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Moon and Antares The sweetness of a full Moon Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Luis Alvarez Subatomic particles and dead dinosaurs Monday, June 13, 2011
Earliest Sunrise Getting ready for some early sunshine Sunday, June 12, 2011
New Dwarfs New neighbors in the outer solar system Saturday, June 11, 2011
Moon and Companions Stars and planets move apart Friday, June 10, 2011
Transit of 1761, Part IV A ring of fire around a planet Thursday, June 9, 2011
Transit of 1761, Part III Ducking cannonfire in the name of science Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Transit of 1761, Part II Dodging cannonfire in the name of science Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Transit of 1761 Spreading out to watch a little black dot Monday, June 6, 2011
Transit of Venus One year away from a rare event Sunday, June 5, 2011
Moon and Stars Following the leader in the evening sky Saturday, June 4, 2011
Telescope Facelift II Keeping a giant telescope on track Friday, June 3, 2011
Telescope Facelift A facelift in the name of science Thursday, June 2, 2011
Close Encounter A neighbor pays Earth a close visit Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Partial Solar Eclipse A feeble northern Sun Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The Art of Science Impressions of a space program Monday, May 30, 2011
More Moon and Jupiter Cutting through the static Sunday, May 29, 2011
Moon and Jupiter Shielding an entire planet Saturday, May 28, 2011
Proxima Centauri Planets? Filling in the details on our closest neighbor Friday, May 27, 2011
Gliese 179 An unexpectedly big planet Thursday, May 26, 2011
Planet Search Searching for faint wobbling planets Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Red Dwarf Planets Looking for close planets around close stars Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Red Dwarfs Shining some light on feeble stars Monday, May 23, 2011
Moon or Bust! Setting a lofty national goal Sunday, May 22, 2011
Algieba The lion's double forehead Saturday, May 21, 2011
Star Markers Heading north to the stars Friday, May 20, 2011
Irene Discovering a "peaceful" planetoid Thursday, May 19, 2011
Soggy Moon Changing weather on an icy moon Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Moon and Antares Different stars, different lives Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Castor The twins and triplets of Gemini Monday, May 16, 2011
Pollux Forging the element of life Sunday, May 15, 2011
Moon and Spica Paying a call on an old friend Saturday, May 14, 2011
Moon and Saturn Heating up a Saturnian moon Friday, May 13, 2011
Gamma Virginis A beautiful celestial double Thursday, May 12, 2011
Clean Mirrors Keeping a clear view of the heavens Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Moon and Regulus A volcanic lunar layer cake Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Venus and Jupiter Twin headlights in the dawn sky Monday, May 9, 2011
Morning Mayhem A worry-free planetary conjunction Sunday, May 8, 2011
Lunar Corral Fencing in the crescent Moon Saturday, May 7, 2011
Cor Caroli The strong heart of a king Friday, May 6, 2011
Freedom 7 A brief hop into the history books Thursday, May 5, 2011
Mercury in the Morning A planet with a message Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Lutetia Ready to map an asteroid Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Ready for Vesta Ready to map a giant asteroid Monday, May 2, 2011
Vanishing Orion A seasonal marker disappears Sunday, May 1, 2011
More Moon and Venus A traffic jam in the dawn sky Saturday, April 30, 2011
Moon and Venus A close but far-away planet Friday, April 29, 2011
Alphecca Overpowering a bright star Thursday, April 28, 2011
Explorer 11 A first glimpse of the universe Wednesday, April 27, 2011
M83 Livening up the galactic boondocks Tuesday, April 26, 2011
TW Hydra Watching some stellar infants Monday, April 25, 2011
Alphard Getting dumped on by a neighbor Sunday, April 24, 2011
Hydra A big but meager monster Saturday, April 23, 2011
Kepler 11 A star with a big family of planets Friday, April 22, 2011
Basket O' Planets A basketful of planets Thursday, April 21, 2011
Moon and Antares An unlikely abode for life Wednesday, April 20, 2011
AMS-2 Looking for antimatter Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Last Ride Shuttling a big magnet into space Monday, April 18, 2011
Moon and Spica Stirring up two stellar companions Sunday, April 17, 2011
Moon and Companions Follow the ice-crystal road Saturday, April 16, 2011
Birth of a Moon New ideas about the birth of a moon Friday, April 15, 2011
Watery Mars Divining for water on Mars Thursday, April 14, 2011
Moon and Regulus Catching a stellar carnival ride Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Space Day A double reason to celebrate Tuesday, April 12, 2011
First-Quarter Moon Half a Moon equals a quarter Monday, April 11, 2011
Revolutionary Star Looking for a "revolutionary" star Sunday, April 10, 2011
Crater Sipping from a faint celestial cup Saturday, April 9, 2011
Flickering Crab A dead but fascinating star Friday, April 8, 2011
Moon and Aldebaran Predicting the future of a star Thursday, April 7, 2011
Moon and Pleiades "Flashy" sisters in the evening sky Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Compton Observatory One of the great ones Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Saturn at Opposition Spinning up a Saturnian day Monday, April 4, 2011
NGC 4361 Sculpting a beautiful stellar corpse Sunday, April 3, 2011
Gienah A young-but-old star Saturday, April 2, 2011
April Springing into a beautiful month Friday, April 1, 2011
Sunflower Galaxy A good night for galaxy-watching Thursday, March 31, 2011
Moon and Venus Searching for an elusive moon Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Epsilon Aurigae A long-lasting stellar eclipse Monday, March 28, 2011
Taking Inventory II Watching for invaders from beyond Sunday, March 27, 2011
Taking Inventory Taking inventory of the solar system Saturday, March 26, 2011
The Big Dog A constellation with a bite Friday, March 25, 2011
Moon and Antares The Moon crosses the serpent bearer Thursday, March 24, 2011
Lightning Shows III Firing beams of antimatter Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Lightning Shows II Dangerous outbursts from big storms Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Lightning Shows Lighting up the sky above a storm Monday, March 21, 2011
Spring Equinoxes The start of spring on two worlds Sunday, March 20, 2011
Denebola Shining through the moonlight Friday, March 18, 2011
Moon and Regulus Lining up a pair of stellar light bulbs Thursday, March 17, 2011
Messenger at Mercury Clearing up the view of an elusive planet Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Mercury and Jupiter Big and small in the evening sky Monday, March 14, 2011
Shortest Year Birthdays by the basketful Sunday, March 13, 2011
Cancer A famous but faint constellation Saturday, March 12, 2011
Urbain Leverrier A "calculated" planetary discovery Friday, March 11, 2011
M87 Black Hole Looking for a hidden giant Thursday, March 10, 2011
Young Black Hole Watching an infant black hole Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Galaxies and Black Holes Insight into a chicken-and-egg problem Tuesday, March 8, 2011
More Moon and Jupiter Disappearing in the sunlight Monday, March 7, 2011
Moon and Jupiter Grand names for a grand planet Sunday, March 6, 2011
Halley's Armada An armada takes aim at Halley's Comet Saturday, March 5, 2011
Underground Astronomy IV Searching for dark matter in a dark location Friday, March 4, 2011
Underground Astronomy II Blocking out interference Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Underground Astronomy Astronomy in the lowest of places Tuesday, March 1, 2011
More Moon and Venus Nighttime objects in the daytime sky Monday, February 28, 2011
Moon and Venus A blazing-hot weather forecast Sunday, February 27, 2011
M46 and M47 Two prominent "families" of stars Saturday, February 26, 2011
Moving Dipper A stellar family spreads out Friday, February 25, 2011
Changing Skies Looking forward to the Big Handivac Thursday, February 24, 2011
Dubhe Skies as different from ours as night and day Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Alkaid The "leading" star of the Big Dipper Tuesday, February 22, 2011
More Moon and Companions Fine-tuning the view of the heavens Monday, February 21, 2011
Mir Putting up a first building block Saturday, February 19, 2011
Moon and Regulus Pinning down a moving star Thursday, February 17, 2011
Clockwork Skies Plotting the motions of the sky Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Stellar Factory Forging elements in a stellar factory Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Comet Encounter Returning to the scene of a wreck Monday, February 14, 2011
Lunar Guidance Following a guiding star Sunday, February 13, 2011
NEAR Encounter A close encounter with an asteroid Saturday, February 12, 2011
Interesting Planets Interesting worlds in other star systems Friday, February 11, 2011
Beta Pictoris A speck of light with a difference Thursday, February 10, 2011
Upsilon Andromedae An out-of-whack solar system Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Defining Planets An uncertain count of planets Tuesday, February 8, 2011
More Moon and Jupiter Painting stripes on a giant planet Monday, February 7, 2011
Moon and Jupiter A delayed trip to the Moon Sunday, February 6, 2011
More Apollo 14 Taking care of some lunar business Saturday, February 5, 2011
Mars in Conjunction Hiding in the bright sunshine Thursday, February 3, 2011
Messengers The messengers of the stars Wednesday, February 2, 2011
February Counting up the days of February Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Celestial Clock Ticking off the hours of the night Monday, January 31, 2011
Winter Milky Way The bright and dark Milky Way Sunday, January 30, 2011
Johannes Hevelius Filling in some gaps in the sky Saturday, January 29, 2011
Moon, Venus, and Antares Puffing up a stellar supergiant Friday, January 28, 2011
Titan IV Sailing an alien sea Thursday, January 27, 2011
Titan III A "great" lake on a frigid moon Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Titan II Stirring up a lively brew Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Titan A remarkably familiar world Monday, January 24, 2011
Moon and Companions Stormy skies from top to bottom Sunday, January 23, 2011
Venus and Antares A deceptive morning duo Saturday, January 22, 2011
Moon and Regulus The stars turn across the night sky Friday, January 21, 2011
Counting Planets II Keeping score in the search for planets Thursday, January 20, 2011
Counting Planets Adding to the planetary census Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Habitable Zones Looking for worlds with rainy days Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Plurality of Worlds Changing ideas about the universe Monday, January 17, 2011
Sirius The long path to a nearby star Sunday, January 16, 2011
Galactic Pileup A big galactic pileup Saturday, January 15, 2011
Alnilam Sailing on a stellar wind Friday, January 14, 2011
Orion's Belt Paying attention to a celestial trio Thursday, January 13, 2011
Moon and Jupiter Preventing alien contamination Sunday, January 9, 2011
Spinning Horsehead A spinning horse's head Saturday, January 8, 2011
Brilliant Venus Tracking a brilliant planet Friday, January 7, 2011
NGC 1502 A necklace for the celestial giraffe Thursday, January 6, 2011
Stellar Shock Wave A star rams its way through the galaxy Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The Camel Leopard Spotting a spotted constellation Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Earth at Perihelion Soaking up some extra sunlight Monday, January 3, 2011
Quadrantid Meteors Tracers of a bygone constellation Sunday, January 2, 2011
Jupiter and Uranus Two giants passing in the night Saturday, January 1, 2011
New Year's Sky The dawn of a new year Friday, December 31, 2010
More Moon and Venus Dipping into a distant atmosphere Thursday, December 30, 2010
Moon and Spica Looking at a star in a whole new light Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Moon and Saturn Diving into a Perrier ocean Monday, December 27, 2010
Holiday Skies Holiday lights in the night sky Saturday, December 25, 2010
Moon and Leo The Moon and a crowded star system Friday, December 24, 2010
Orion's Giants Big stars with spectacular fates Thursday, December 23, 2010
The Sun Shines Stoking the fires of the Sun Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Winter Solstice Marking the start -- or middle -- of winter Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Total Lunar Eclipse The full Moon goes dark Monday, December 20, 2010
Moon and Aldebaran Lining up a lot of moonlight Sunday, December 19, 2010
Sun Moves Following the path of the Sun Saturday, December 18, 2010
Shields Up! Protection against a dangerous universe Friday, December 17, 2010
Dangerous Space One of the hazards of space travel Thursday, December 16, 2010
Vulcanoid Zone Searching the "vulcanoid zone" Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Early Summer Flip-flopping the seasons Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Geminid Meteors The meteoric fate of a meteor parent Monday, December 13, 2010
Moon and Jupiter Diving into longer days Sunday, December 12, 2010
Uhuru Opening a new view of the universe Saturday, December 11, 2010
Chippy Family Disrupting an icy world Friday, December 10, 2010
Orcus Giving birth to a distant moon Thursday, December 9, 2010
Eris Sowing discord in the outer solar system Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Distant Iceballs Clearing up some distant definitions Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Venus Arrival Peering into an alien atmosphere Monday, December 6, 2010
Sculptor Chiseling a faint constellation Sunday, December 5, 2010
Palomar 1 The Milky Way destroys a star cluster Saturday, December 4, 2010
Orion Nebula Discovering a stellar nursery Friday, December 3, 2010
Moon and Companions III The blazing "morning star" Thursday, December 2, 2010
Moon and Companions II Planning for a trip to hell Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Moon and Companions Dipping into some chilly lakes Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Mercury in the Evening Chasing an elusive planet Monday, November 29, 2010
Royal Society Getting together for science Sunday, November 28, 2010
Moon and Regulus A mismatched stellar family Saturday, November 27, 2010
Witch Head Nebula An astronomical youth movement Friday, November 26, 2010
Brown Dwarfs III Objects that don’t show the extra pounds Thursday, November 25, 2010
Brown Dwarfs II A place for a tough umbrella Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Not-Brown Dwarfs Painting the colors of failed stars Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A Star to Steer Her By A trip to Asia via the stars Monday, November 22, 2010
Moon and Aldebaran Keeping an eye on a giant star Sunday, November 21, 2010
Asteroid Touchdown Picking up bits of an asteroid Saturday, November 20, 2010
Close Targets Grabbing a lingering visitor Friday, November 19, 2010
Target Hunting Hunting targets for future explorers Thursday, November 18, 2010
Leonid Meteors Enjoying an astronomical light show Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Moon, Jupiter, and Meteors One night, two sky shows Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Moon and Jupiter A moonwalker goes back to work Monday, November 15, 2010
Mira A wonderful but doomed star Sunday, November 14, 2010
Voyager 1 at Saturn Getting acquainted with a giant planet Friday, November 12, 2010
Martian Mayhem A violent birth for a Martian moon Thursday, November 11, 2010
Capella Two giants that never rest Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Watery Star A star that’s immersed in a steam bath Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Asteroseismology Jiggling the surface of a star Monday, November 8, 2010
Neptune’s First Orbit A planet returns to its beginnings Sunday, November 7, 2010
California Nebula Expanding California’s borders Saturday, November 6, 2010
Galactic Leaders The leaders of a galactic pack Friday, November 5, 2010
Comet Encore A gentle encounter with a comet Thursday, November 4, 2010
Moon and Companions Searching for cosmic fireflies Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Moon and Saturn Giant worlds everywhere you look Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Harlow Shapley Getting the scale of the universe half right Monday, November 1, 2010
Ghosts Hunting astronomical ghosts Sunday, October 31, 2010
Algol The head of the demon Saturday, October 30, 2010
WISE II Keeping a WISE observatory cool Friday, October 29, 2010
WISE "Wising up" to new discoveries Thursday, October 28, 2010
Ages of Stars Counting stellar birthday candles Wednesday, October 27, 2010
More Moon and Aldebaran Putting a star on the bathroom scale Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Moon and Aldebaran Taking the measure of a bright star Monday, October 25, 2010
Nedelin Catastrophe Rocketry's deadliest accident Sunday, October 24, 2010
Alderamin Rounding up a regal star Saturday, October 23, 2010
Hunter's Moon Hunting up some extra moonlight Friday, October 22, 2010
Celestial Sea The Moon takes a dip in the sea Thursday, October 21, 2010
More Moon and Jupiter Charting the limited speed of light Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Moon and Jupiter Saving four big moons Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Cruising toward the stars Monday, October 18, 2010
Stellar Heavyweight Bulked-up stars in a nearby galaxy Sunday, October 17, 2010
Evening Color Painting the evening sky Saturday, October 16, 2010
HETDEX "Fingerprinting" dark energy Friday, October 15, 2010
Dark Energy III A critical cosmic ingredient Thursday, October 14, 2010
Dark Energy II Searching for the missing universe Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Dark Energy The universe expands faster Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Moon and Antares A star that's on guard Monday, October 11, 2010
Moon and Companions Standing between a pair of rivals Sunday, October 10, 2010
Moon and Venus The "evening star" gets ready to exit Saturday, October 9, 2010
Galactic Sweep From downtown to the hinterlands Friday, October 8, 2010
Niels Bohr Follow the jumping electrons Thursday, October 7, 2010
Protoplanetary Disks III Looking into a young star system Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Protoplanetary Disks II Giving birth to planets Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Protoplanetary Disks Stirring up some new stars Monday, October 4, 2010
Moon and Regulus Taking the measure of a neighbor Sunday, October 3, 2010
Nebulium Breathing in an exotic element Saturday, October 2, 2010
Herculean Galaxies Stirring up spiral galaxies Friday, October 1, 2010
Planet Names The unromantic names of distant planets Thursday, September 30, 2010
Transit Treasures Compiling profiles of distant planets Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Planet Hunt Hunting hundreds of planets Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Moon and the Bull Kicking off a new Moon race Monday, September 27, 2010
3C48 A quasi-stellar mystery Sunday, September 26, 2010
Chasing Dogs Chasing a pair of dogs Saturday, September 25, 2010
Luna 16 Sampling the "dark" side of the Moon Friday, September 24, 2010
Moon and Jupiter Filling up the lunar "seas" Thursday, September 23, 2010
Harvest Moon A beautiful astronomical coincidence Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Jupiter at Opposition II A showy planet loses a stripe Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Jupiter at Opposition A busy year for a giant world Monday, September 20, 2010
Royal Bonus A bright jewel for the queen Sunday, September 19, 2010
Morning Mercury Tracking an elusive planet Saturday, September 18, 2010
Life-Maker Forging the elements of life Friday, September 17, 2010
Living in Space III Keeping tidy on other worlds Thursday, September 16, 2010
Living in Space II A "second skin" for spacewalkers Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Living in Space The painful side of space travel Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Moon and Antares A matter of scale Monday, September 13, 2010
Galactic Map Mapping the Milky Way galaxy Sunday, September 12, 2010
More Moon and Companions Soaking in a Martian pond Saturday, September 11, 2010
Moon and Companions A beautiful but lopsided kite Friday, September 10, 2010
Life in the Solar System III A smelly abode for life Thursday, September 9, 2010
Life in the Solar System II Living in an ice cube Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Life in the Solar System Looking for life in all the right places Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Labors of Hercules Working hard in the evening sky Monday, September 6, 2010
Big Galaxy Our big, life-giving galaxy Sunday, September 5, 2010
Vega Crowning the evening sky Saturday, September 4, 2010
Nuke 'Em! The ultimate planetary protection Friday, September 3, 2010
Asteroid Thruster Getting a push from day and night Thursday, September 2, 2010
Hanging On Worlds that aren't clingy Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Galactic Bubbles Blowing bubbles in the Milky Way Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Ring Nebula Blowing bubbles around a dying star Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Uranus III Heating up a planet's atmosphere Thursday, June 3, 2010
Uranus II Shining light on a planet's cool interior Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Uranus Changing seasons on a giant planet Tuesday, June 1, 2010
A Giant Leap Stepping out on a new world Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Featured Images

Messenger view of the surface of Mercury
Getting Closer Thursday, October 30, 2014
Postcard of the historic Elgin Watch Company Observatory in Illinois
Star Time Saturday, October 25, 2014
Artist's concept of Comet Siding Spring approaching Mars
Martian Encounter Thursday, October 16, 2014
Jupiter's radiation belts
Jovian Shields Wednesday, October 15, 2014
October 7 view of Rosetta spacecraft and its target comet
Neighbors Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Elephant Trunk Nebulan
Elephant's Trunk Sunday, October 12, 2014
Hubble Space Telescope view of Uranus
Tilted Giant Monday, October 6, 2014
Possible image of a moon being born in Saturn's rings
New Moon Rising? Saturday, September 27, 2014
India's Mars Orbiter Mission
On Target Again Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Artist's concept of MAVEN orbiting MARS
On Target Saturday, September 20, 2014
Through the Glow Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Hubble image of star cluster M15
Old Family Thursday, September 11, 2014
September 9, 2014, view of Curiosity rover's surroundings on Mars
Going Strong Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Moon occults Dabih, a star in Capricornus
Celestial Cover-Up Friday, September 5, 2014
View of Saturn's rings from Cassini
Clearing the Gaps Sunday, August 31, 2014
Cat's Eye Nebula from Hubble Space Telescope
Colorful Demise Friday, August 29, 2014
NGC 1398, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Fornax
Strangely Familiar Saturday, August 23, 2014
Voyager 1 view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Long-Lasting Storm Monday, August 18, 2014
Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, Ganymede
Layer-Cake Moon Friday, August 15, 2014
Jetting Across the Universe Tuesday, August 12, 2014
August 6, 2014, view of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko by Rosetta
Getting Closer Thursday, August 7, 2014
August 3, 2014, image of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta
Arrival Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Giant impact craters on Saturn's moons Mimas and Tethys
Survivors Monday, August 4, 2014
Ranger 7 images of the Moon, July 31, 1964
Success at Last Thursday, July 31, 2014
Artist's concept of hot gas funneling toward black hole at center of Milky Way
Dark Center Tuesday, July 29, 2014
A view of the busy Milky Way
Busy Galaxy Thursday, July 24, 2014
Diagram comparing sizes of Sun, Aldebaran
Giant Eye Monday, July 21, 2014
Artist's concept of comet impact on Jupiter
Strike One! Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Magellanic clouds above the ALMA radio telescope array
Cloudy Neighbors Monday, July 14, 2014
False-color image of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula
Last Gasp Saturday, July 12, 2014
Artist's concept of Solar Orbiter
Feeling the Heat Friday, July 4, 2014
Europa orbiter mission concept
Fresh Idea Thursday, July 3, 2014
Fading Away Sunday, June 29, 2014
Infrared view of Serpens South star cluster and nebula
Unmasking Hidden Stars Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Hubble Space Telescope view of Eta Carinae
Future Fireworks Monday, June 16, 2014
Three solar flares in early June 2014
Solar Fireworks Thursday, June 12, 2014
Cassini spacecraft passes Titan
A Decade at Saturn Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Combined visible, X-ray image of M51, the whirlpool galaxy
Colorful Whirlpool Wednesday, June 4, 2014
M44, the Beehive Cluster
Vanishing Beehive Monday, June 2, 2014
Venus, Mercury, and the earthshine-illuminated crescent Moon
Lighting the Shadows Friday, May 30, 2014
NGC 3590
Young and Future Stars Thursday, May 22, 2014
Hubble views of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Shrinking Storm Thursday, May 15, 2014
Simulation of the early universe
Tangled Web Saturday, May 10, 2014
Otto Struve, first director of McDonald Observatory
First Director Thursday, May 8, 2014
Construction of McDonald Observatory's 82-inch telescope, ca. 1934
Celebrating Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Participants in the McDonald Observatory dedication, May 5, 1939
Getting Started Monday, May 5, 2014
Artist's concept of water vapor around Ceres; HST image of Ceres
Watery Dwarf Friday, May 2, 2014
Diagram showing the layouts of several exoplanet systems
Going Farther Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Artist's concept of a range of recently discovered exoplanets
Planet Hunting Monday, April 28, 2014
Views from the 1964 World's Fair
Space Fair Tuesday, April 22, 2014
HST image of thousands of galaxies
Galaxies Galore Thursday, April 17, 2014
Cassini image of a possible satellite growing in the outer regions of Saturn's r
Giving Birth? Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Black-widow pulsar
Doomed Mate Thursday, April 10, 2014
Artist's concept of early morning fog, clouds, and frost on Mars
Morning Fog Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Artist's concept of a solar sail
Sailing Along Thursday, April 3, 2014
WISE view of the Vela Nebula in Cygnus
Glowing Civilizations? Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Mariner 10 at Mercury
First Encounter Saturday, March 29, 2014
Venus Express movie showing south polar vortex
Double Vortex Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Milky Way glows above the Nevada desert
Dig Site Monday, March 24, 2014
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter view on lunar north polar regions
Top o' the Moon Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Condor galaxy
Night of the Condor Saturday, March 15, 2014
A rare yellow hypergiant star in Centaurus
Jolly Yellow Giant Thursday, March 13, 2014
Artist's concept of a double sunset on exoplanet Kepler 16
Double Sunset Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Artist's concept of exoplanet system KOI-961, discovered by Kepler spacecraft
Worlds Galore Monday, March 3, 2014
Space-based infrared view of the Rosette Nebula
Ruffled Rose Friday, February 28, 2014
NGC 2264, a stellar nursery in Monoceros
Star Factory Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Downhill Racer Saturday, February 22, 2014
Diagram of Orion, the hunter
Orion's Belt Sunday, February 16, 2014
Fresh Martian impact crater seen by an orbiting spacecraft in late 2013
Fresh Impact Friday, February 7, 2014
A discharge of energy from the Z Machine at Sandia National Laboratories
Zapped! Monday, February 3, 2014
Peek-a-Boo Friday, January 31, 2014
Close-up view of the California Nebula in infrared light.
California Nebula Saturday, January 25, 2014
Close-up Hubble Space Telescope view of the Orion Nebula
Beautiful Birthplace Thursday, January 23, 2014
Artist's concept of Rosetta contacting Earth
Back to Work Monday, January 20, 2014
Artist's concept of black hole binary star system in the galaxy M101
Brilliant Darkness Thursday, January 16, 2014
Hubble Space Telescope view of M83 galaxy
Glowing Pinwheel Friday, January 10, 2014
Artist's concept of weather on a brown dwarf
Hot Rain Wednesday, January 8, 2014
A giant asteroid slams into Earth, leading to global extinctions
Impact! Monday, January 6, 2014
Artist's concept of a Mars Exploration Rover landing on Mars in 2004
Follow the Bouncing Rover Saturday, January 4, 2014
An early view of the primary mirror of McDonald Observatory's first telescope
Seeing the Light Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Three views of Comet Kohoutek
Comet Flop Thursday, December 26, 2013
Gold may have been created in the mergers of neutron stars
Golden Mergers Monday, December 23, 2013
RS Puppis, a supergiant star seen by Hubble Space Telescope
Dusty Skies Wednesday, December 18, 2013
China's Yutu rover on the Moon in an artist's concept
Lunar Returns Saturday, December 14, 2013
Superman's back story may have been inspired by an exploding star
Exploding Stars Saturday, December 14, 2013
Annie Jump Cannon
Astronomical Pioneer Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Female "computers" at Harvard College Observatory
Data Processing Center Monday, December 9, 2013
Space station view of Comet ISON and other celestial objects
Doomed Comet Wednesday, December 4, 2013
A Cassini view of the hexagonal cloud pattern surround Saturn's south pole
Planetary Cyclops Sunday, December 1, 2013
View of Comets ISON and Encke from a Sun-watching spacecraft
Sizzling Comets Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Launch of MAVEN spacecraft to Mars
On Its Way Monday, November 18, 2013
Almost Ready Monday, November 18, 2013
Artist's concept of MAVEN Mars orbiter
Mars Maven Sunday, November 17, 2013
The life and times of William Herschel
Stellar Musician Thursday, November 14, 2013
Telescopes at the south pole
Antarctic Adventures Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Telescopic view of M33, the Triangulum Galaxy
Pirouetting Octopus Sunday, November 10, 2013
Technicians replace equipment for HETDEX at McDonald Observatory
On (and Off) Track Monday, November 4, 2013
Artist's concept of extrasolar planet Kepler 78b, an Earth-sized world
Hot Rock Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Planck space telescope and its view of the cosmic microwave background
Going Dark Thursday, October 24, 2013
Hubble Space Telescope view of Comet ISON in October 2013
Getting Closer Friday, October 18, 2013
Hubble Space Telescope images of the Fomalhaut star system
Giant Planet of Mystery Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Rio Tinto, a river in Spain, is a Mars analog
Red River Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Magellan view of the giant Sapas Mons volcano on Venus
Venusian Vulcanism Monday, October 7, 2013
Hubble Space Telescope view of planet Uranus
Blue-Green Giant Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Cat's Paw Nebula in submillimeter and near-infrared light
Star Maker Friday, September 27, 2013
Dumbbell Nebula, M27
Grand Finale Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Galileo enters Jupiter's atmosphere
Fiery Farewell Saturday, September 21, 2013
Lightning behind space shuttle Discovery
Just Whistle Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Great Square of Pegasus
Double Duty Thursday, September 12, 2013
LADEE launch, September 6, 2013
Moon Bound Saturday, September 7, 2013
Composite Galileo image of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io
Jovian Adventure Friday, August 30, 2013
Artist's concept of Spitzer Space Telescope
Heat Seeker Friday, August 23, 2013
Saturnian Heat Rays Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The star Gamma Cas blows away gas from a nearby nebula
Star Blaster Sunday, August 18, 2013
Artist's concept of planet HAT-P7b
Hot Spot Friday, August 16, 2013
Cassini view of the cracked crust of Saturn's moon Dione
Cracked Up Monday, August 12, 2013
Hubble image of a galaxy cluster and the deduced location of its dark matter
Dark Universe Monday, August 5, 2013
Eastern dawn sky, early August 2013
Morning Jam Friday, August 2, 2013
One of the first images from IRIS, a new Sun-watching satellite
First Sunlight Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Space-faring spider Arabella spins her first web in orbit, 1973
Spiders in Space Monday, July 29, 2013
Diagram shows Neptune and some of its moons, including one discovered in 2013
Second-Look Moon Monday, July 22, 2013
Cassini monitors Saturn's magnetic field
Radio Story Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Artist's concept of a blue exoplanet
Blue-Hot Planet Saturday, July 13, 2013
View of the 30 Doradus star cluster and the massive binary system R144
Megastars Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Visible light (left) and infrared view of the dark molecular cloud Barnard 68
Looking into the Darkness Sunday, July 7, 2013
Hubble Space Telescope view of Comet ISON, May 2013
Closing In Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Ultraviolet view of spiral galaxy NGC 6744 from the GALEX spacecraft
End of the Line Saturday, June 29, 2013
The Standard Model
Building Blocks Thursday, June 27, 2013
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer aboard the International Space Station
Magnetic Personality Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Sunset from the International Space Station
Eyes on High Monday, June 24, 2013
Clouds above the south pole of Titan
Titanic Vortex Wednesday, June 19, 2013
MESSENGER view of crater Degas on Mercury
Painting a Planet Monday, June 17, 2013
Dusty Vega system
Dust Trap Friday, June 14, 2013
Kasei Valles, an ancient flood channel on Mars
Ancient Flood Monday, June 10, 2013
Starbirth region on the edge of the Milky Way galaxy
Starbirth Thursday, June 6, 2013
Images of solar telescopes around the world
Fanciful Eyes Monday, June 3, 2013
Hubble Space Telescope image of M101
Stellar Pinwheel Friday, May 31, 2013
Planetary conjunction, May 2013
Evening Traffic Jam Saturday, May 25, 2013
Ligeia Mare, one of the largest lakes on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn
Storms Ahead? Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Combined visual and millimeter-wave view of Orion Nebula, M42
Cold Fire Thursday, May 16, 2013
Skylab in orbit
First Space Station Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The powerful quasar SDSS J1106
Phenomenal Cosmic Power Friday, May 10, 2013
Hubble Space Telescope, May 2009
Recalibrating Monday, May 6, 2013
Cassini view of Saturn's north pole
Eye of the Storm Thursday, May 2, 2013
Pyramid of the Old Kingdom pharaoh Khafre and the Sphinx
Inside Job Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hubble Space Telescope image of Comet ISON, April 2013
Closing In Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Artist's depiction of planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B
Close Neighbor Sunday, April 21, 2013
Hubble view of Coma Cluster of galaxies
Crowning Glory Friday, April 19, 2013
The Antennae galaxies
Getting Together Tuesday, April 16, 2013
GRAIL map of lunar surface gravity
Lunar Lumpiness Sunday, April 14, 2013
Infrared view of Betelgeuse
Messy Star Friday, April 12, 2013
Supercomputer simulations of Earth's magnetic field
Twist and Flip Monday, April 8, 2013
Lunar Orbiter view of Aristarchus crater
Bright Crater Thursday, March 28, 2013
X-ray view of a gamma-ray burst
Zapping Earth Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Curiosity rover view of Mount Sharp, March 2013
Sharp Destination Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Artist's concept of a neutron star's crust cracking
Cracking Up Friday, March 22, 2013
Comet C/2011 L4 Panstarrs in the western evening sky in March
Sneaky Comet Sunday, March 10, 2013
Cassini views Saturn's magnetic field
Solar Sculptor Friday, March 1, 2013
A black hole is created in the Large Hadron Collider, then quickly evaporates
Making a Black Hole Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Self-portrait of Curiosity rover on Mars, February 2013
Self-Portrait Monday, February 18, 2013
Keeping Track Saturday, February 16, 2013
Chart showing the path of asteroid 2012 DA14 relative to Earth.
Getting Close Thursday, February 14, 2013
Artist's concept of the Milky Way galaxy and its dark matter halo
Illuminating the Darkness Saturday, February 9, 2013
Artist's concept of a distant quasar
Fiery Galaxy Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The starry ceiling of Grand Central Terminal
Grand Sky Saturday, February 2, 2013
Close-up of the core of M31
M31 Blues Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Visible- and infrared-light views of Orion
Double Vision Friday, January 25, 2013
Star forming region in Orion
Hiding Places Wednesday, January 23, 2013
High-resolution view of Phobos, moon of Mars
Doomed Moon Sunday, January 13, 2013
Gemini Observatory view of outskirts of Orion Nebula
Knotheads Thursday, January 10, 2013