Venus and M̶a̶r̶s̶ Jupiter are alright tonight

And the results are in. Conjunction of Jupiter (above) and Venus (below). Cool. Wings…

credit: Jeroen van Dorp

Pulsar misbehaving

Not all the universe’s clocks tick reliably. After decades of stability, a fast-rotating baby pulsar […]

credit: ESA/INTEGRAL/IBIS-ISGRI/S. Grebenev et al.

Close celestial buddies

Tonight at around 22:30 local time it must be dark enough in the Northern Hemisphere […]

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Common ancestors?

Could Mars, of all places, be the place to look for early life on Earth? […]

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

It’s ultra dark out there

A group of researchers from the Stony Brook University (the State University of New York) […]

Credit: NAOJ

Rosetta will be well, well, well

The adventure continues: ESA today confirmed that its Rosetta mission will be extended until the […]

Copyright Spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Comet image: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

SOFIA goes looking for a Pluto shadow

SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy), let’s say “the telly in the belly of a […]

credit: NASA/SOFIA

“Ice _on_ comet”? Weren’t they supposed to _be_ dirty snowballs?

Examples of six different bright patches identified on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in OSIRIS […]

Copyright ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

A little sucker

Using the Subaru Telescope, researchers at the Special Astrophysical Observatory in Russia and Kyoto University […]

Credit: Special Astrophysical Observatory/Hubble Space Telescop