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THIS WEEKEND: Best Time To See Saturn

Posted 04.13.2012 | Science

By: Geoff Gaherty Published: 04/11/2012 05:04 PM EDT on SPACE.com When amateur astronomers reflect on the most memorable sights of their lifetim...

Space Scientists Pinpoint Best Time To Observe Moon

Posted 03.30.2012 | Science

By: Geoff Gaherty Published: 03/30/2012 06:46 AM EDT on SPACE.com The moon is a reliable skywatching target for many amateur astronomers and now ...

PHOTO: Weird Nebula Looks Like Big Body Part In Space

Posted 03.30.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 03/29/2012 03:15 PM EDT on SPACE.com A spectacular photo from a NASA telescope has revealed a wispy blue nebula with an...

PHOTO: Billion Stars Blaze In Marvelous Milky Way Image

Posted 03.29.2012 | Science

More than a billion stars blaze brightly in a new photo of our Milky Way galaxy snapped by an international team of astronomers. The new picture, whi...

Strange Artifact Dug Up in 18th Century Toilet

Posted 03.28.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/26/2012 06:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Five telescopes made of bone and dating to the 18th ce...

What NASA Says About Risk Of Asteroid Impact

Posted 03.06.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 03/05/2012 08:25 PM EST on SPACE.com An asteroid discovered last year has been gaining notoriety because of a cha...

Tonight's Mars 'Show' To Be Year's Best, Astronomers Say

Posted 03.03.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/02/2012 09:52 AM EST on SPACE.com UPDATE: See our latest skywatching tips to see Mars at opposition here: Mars Visi...

WATCH: Alien 'Super-Earth' Called Best Bet For Supporting Life

Posted 02.03.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 02/02/2012 10:16 AM EST on SPACE.com A potentially habitable alien planet — one that scientists say is the best can...

Mystery of Sunspot Formation Said Solved

Posted 02.02.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 02/01/2012 02:52 PM EST on SPACE.com Scientists may be one step closer to unraveling the mystery of sunspots —...

Galaxies Had Frenzied Star-Making Pasts, Astronomers Say

Posted 03.27.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 01/25/2012 01:08 PM EST on Space Clusters of distant galaxies that were bursting with newborn stars i...

Bizarre "Oozing" Planet Eyed By Astronomers

Posted 01.21.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 01/20/2012 03:56 PM EST on Space A new look at an alien planet that orbits extremely close to its par...

Real-Life 'Tatooine': Planets With Two Suns Found

| Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.12.2012 | Science

Astronomers have found more real-life versions of Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine from "Star Wars" — alien worlds that see two suns rise and s...

Astoria Characters: The Man to the Mansion Born

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Michael Halberian wanders through the central hall of the fabled Steinway Mansion and flips the switch that turns on the 1,000-pound crystal chandelier, big and round as the sun. It's motorized.

Telescope Captures Close-Up Of Sun's 'Bubbling' Surface (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See video below* Last Wednesday, Germany's Max Plank Institute for Solar System Research released amazing, detailed video footage of the sun's surfa...

Painting From 17th Century Shows Telescope Not Yet Invented

Technology Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Now a study of the paintings of Jan Brueghel the Elder, a Flemish painter of the Baroque era who was working in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 17th...

Astoria Characters: The Resident Stargazer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's 9 p.m. At 31st and Ditmars, the stars are out. So is The Telescope Guy, Patrick Cannon. "You wanna see Jupiter?" he calls out as people crowd around him.

Naked Eye Astronomy -- 5 Tips For Seeing The Stars

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To mark the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei's first recorded discoveries in the sky through a telescope, 2009 has been declared the International...