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The Sun and Moon Today

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Satellite Events for Tonight

More Evidence for the Gravitational Wave Background of the Universe

Reported by Universe Today

The gravitational wave background was first detected in 2016. It was announced following the release of the first data set from the European Pulsar Timing Array. A second set of data has just been released and, joined by the Indian Pulsar Timing Array, bot...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 18 May 2024 23:29 +0000

When Uranus and Neptune Migrated, Three Icy Objects Were Crashing Into Them Every Hour!

Reported by Universe Today

The giant outer planets haven’t always been in their current position. Uranus and Neptune for example are thought to have wandered through the outer Solar System to their current orbital position. On the way, they accumulated icy, comet-like objects. A n...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 18 May 2024 22:24 +0000

Astronomers Discover the Second-Lightest “Cotton Candy” Exoplanet to Date.

Reported by Universe Today

The hunt for extrasolar planets has revealed some truly interesting candidates, not the least of which are planets known as “Hot Jupiters.” This refers to a particular class of gas giants comparable in size to Jupiter but which orbit very close...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 18 May 2024 22:04 +0000

NASA to Start Designing More Sustainable Jet Engine Core

Reported by NASA

NASA, alongside industry, will soon begin designing a new jet engine concept for the next generation of ultra-efficient airliners — officially graduating to the project’s next phase. As part of NASA’s goal to make the aviation industry more ...
  • By: NASA
  • On: Sat, 18 May 2024 10:00 +0000

Did Earth’s Multicellular Life Depend on Plate Tectonics?

Reported by Universe Today

How did complex life emerge and evolve on the Earth and what does this mean for finding life beyond Earth? This is what a recent study published in Nature hopes to address as a pair of researchers investigated how plate tectonics, oceans, and continents ar...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 18 May 2024 06:59 +0000

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

From Gallery: Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis, also known commonly as The Northern Lights, are a phenomenon that occur around the Earth's north and south poles. Though occasionally a geomagnetic storm is strong enough to bring the Aurora closer to the mid latitudes. On May 10-12, 2...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 17 May 2024 12:05:29 EDT