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The Moon Will Hide a 'Bull's Eye' Star Tonight: How to See It

5 November, 2017 - 13:59
Tonight (Nov. 5), the moon will temporarily hide the orange star Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, in what astronomers call an occultation.

Moon Points the Way to Three Star Clusters This Month

5 November, 2017 - 13:47
While the moon is sometimes a frustrating object for deep-sky-object observers — the light from the surface can wash out faint objects — in November, our celestial neighbor will point the way to three gorgeous star clusters.

Juno Phones Home: Jupiter Probe Reconnects with Earth After 8th Flyby

4 November, 2017 - 12:56
Juno's finally back in contact with Earth, confirming a successful eighth science flyby of Jupiter and sending along new data about the planet's vibrant cloud tops and composition.

Brainiac Cast for SyFy's 'Krypton'

4 November, 2017 - 12:48
Da Vinci's Demons actor Blake Ritson has been cast as Brainiac in SyFy's Krypton, according to Deadline.

'A New Space Age' Summit to Explore Spaceflight's Bright Future

4 November, 2017 - 12:00
Some of the spaceflight community's biggest movers, shakers and disruptors will gather in Seattle next week to discuss humanity's next giant leaps.

'The Orville' Renewed for Season 2

3 November, 2017 - 17:52
Fox's "Star Trek"-influenced space adventure, "The Orville," will voyage on to a second season.

Best Binoculars for Earth and Sky

3 November, 2017 - 17:00
Binoculars are great for checking out all kinds of natural wonders, from distant celestial bodies to birds and other wildlife on Earth. Here are some of the best binoculars for beginners, kids and seasoned veterans alike.

Six Observations About Thor: Ragnarok

3 November, 2017 - 14:48
Full confession time: Newsarama didn’t get to see Ragnarok until a press screening mid last week, days after the initial wave of reviews started to surface and it became readily apparent the film was another MCU critical hit.

Giant Magellan Telescope Project Starts Making Mirror No. 5

3 November, 2017 - 14:01
Technicians have begun casting the fifth primary mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) at the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Laboratory, project representatives announced today (Nov. 3).

Photos: Casting Mirror No. 5 for the Giant Magellan Telescope

3 November, 2017 - 14:01
Staff members at the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab recently began making the fifth mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope. See photos here.

What Is the Sun Made Of?

3 November, 2017 - 13:29
The sun is a big ball of hot gas and plasma.

Rey & Finn's Story Won't End With 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

3 November, 2017 - 12:30
"Star Wars: Episode IX" will mark the end of the current trilogy - but it won't be the last we'll see of its young heroes, Rey and Finn, or their companions Poe Dameron and BB-8.

Oceans on Jupiter? Gas Giants Might Start Out As 'Steam Worlds'

3 November, 2017 - 12:12
A new study suggests that Jupiter and other gas-giant planets might once have been "steam worlds" — warm ocean planets a bit bigger than Earth, with water-vapor atmospheres.

Leonid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See It This Month

3 November, 2017 - 11:21
The Leonid meteor shower peaks on Friday, Nov. 17. This guide tells you the best times and places to see these shooting stars (no equipment necessary).

The Subatomic Discovery That Physicists Considered Keeping Secret

3 November, 2017 - 10:24
This subatomic reaction is eight times more powerful than the reaction at the core of hydrogen bombs.

Good News on Warming: Ozone Hole Is Smallest Since 1988

3 November, 2017 - 10:16
A warm Antarctic stratosphere kept the ozone hole small in 2017.

China Aims to Launch Reusable Space Plane by 2020

3 November, 2017 - 10:01
China plans to launch a homegrown, reusable space plane for the first time in 2020, according to Chinese media reports.

November's Full Beaver Moon to Shine Bright Tonight and Saturday

3 November, 2017 - 09:19
November's Full Beaver Moon will shine bright overnight tonight and early Saturday (Nov. 3 and 4), a day before the moon reaches perigee, its closest distance to Earth each month.

Observing the Fascinating Full Moon Using Mobile Apps: Part I

3 November, 2017 - 07:41
While a full moon doesn't have the dramatically shadowed terrain that partial phases do, some lunar features and phenomena are enhanced during full moons.

Star-Speckled Heart Nebula Glows Red in Lovely Deep-Space Photo

3 November, 2017 - 07:13
The beautiful Heart Nebula, also known as IC 1805, is a bright, red emission nebula with a shape that resembles a human heart.