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Astronomy Events

A Look at the Milky Way Future

October 10, 2014 |

We’ve got about 4 billion years before the Milky Way galaxy is no more. We’re on a collision course with our nearest neighbor, Andromeda, and now—thanks to researchers with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research—we have an updated idea what that galatic crash might look like. Read More

Amazing Photo! Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

September 28, 2014 |

From clouds dancing across the Milky Way to a stunning solar eclipse over Kenya, the annual competition showcasing the mysterious depths of our universe has revealed some incredible images. West Midlands-based photographer James Woodend beat over a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the world to win the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014. Read More

Astronomy Calendar for September 2014

September 7, 2014 |

This month will be rather uneventful when it comes to astronomical events except for the September equinox on the 23rd at 02:29 UTC. Read More

Newfound Asteroid will Come 10x Closer to Our Planet Than the Moon On Sunday

September 6, 2014 |

Earth is about to have a close encounter with a house-sized asteroid on Sunday (Sept. 7), when a space rock discovered just days ago will zoom by our planet at a range closer than some satellites. Read More

Early Earth had Violent Encounters With Giant Asteroids

July 31, 2014 |

In case you need a reminder that the solar system was a harsh place to grow up, the early Earth looks like it was in the middle of a shooting gallery. Asteroids and comets that repeatedly smashed into the early Earth covered the planet’s surface with molten rock during its earliest days. Read More

Will Betelgeuse Become a Second Sun?

July 21, 2014 |

Betelgeuse will explode someday. It lies some 430 light-years from Earth. Yet it’s already one of the brightest stars in Earth’s sky. The reason is that Betelgeuse is a supergiant star. It is intrinsically very brilliant. Read More

Super Moon Photos from Around the World, July 2014

July 15, 2014 |

You may have noticed the moon looked bigger and brighter than usual this weekend. When the moon is full while its orbit is closest to Earth it’s known as a “supermoon,” creating an illusion of a dramatically large luminous sphere when viewed close to the horizon. This is what occurred over the weekend when the moon was at its fullest and still appeared brighter than normal. Read More

A strange space object will aproach Earth later this month. What we’ll see in the sky?

June 28, 2014 |

This summer we can see unusual comet which was of little interest until early this year. Now, The astronomers are watching it because, initially, this comet was an asteroid! Read More

Astronomy Events June 2014

June 6, 2014 |

So much of the year has passed already and we would be genuinely depressed at the lack of viewing opportunities we’ve had this year, if we weren’t so sickeningly optimistic. Read More

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