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Some of the Most Remarkable Impact Craters on Earth Are in Greece

As seen in impact craters all over our planet, there have been many Earth-shattering hits made by meteorites and comets over the eons -- including two remarkable lakes in Greece which many researchers believe are the result of two...

Starlink Satellites Interfering with Astronomers’ Photographs

One of the world's major ground-based observatories which is tasked with scanning the heavens for exploding stars and threatening asteroids is having its work compromised by light streaks left by SpaceX's Starlink satellites. The California observatory, called the Zwicky Transient...

Giant Asteroid to Whizz by Earth at Close Range

A giant asteroid is going to whizz past Earth at a speed of nearly 50,000 miles per hour on January 18. The asteroid's path is the closest to Earth that any space rock will make in the next 200 years....

Scientists Watch Red Giant Star Explode in Real Time–an Astronomy First

Scientists on Thursday published research related to a red giant star explosion they witnessed in real-time-- a first for the history of astronomy. When a star reaches the end of its lifecycle, it explodes and "goes supernova," releasing a burst...

Winter Solstice Brings Hope for Longer, Brighter Days Ahead

After another long, difficult year, the peoples of the world -- those in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway -- look forward to the Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year but brings hope for longer, brighter days...

Can Astronomy Explain the Biblical Star of Bethlehem?

The wise men were likely accomplished Greek astrologers, watching the stars for signs of a king’s birth. Technical terms used in the Bible’s description point to a real astronomical event that could explore the origin of the star of...

Once in a Century Partial Lunar Eclipse to Occur on Friday

The longest partial lunar eclipse of the 21st century will occur this Friday. The eclipse will be visible to the entirety of North America and will last a staggering 6 hours. Not only will this eclipse be the longest of...

NASA Discovers First Possible Planet Outside Our Galaxy

NASA astronomers have found evidence of what they believe could be the first planet ever to be discovered outside our galaxy. The exoplanet, which is roughly the size of Saturn, has been detected more than 28 million light years...

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Later Today, Cause Power Grid Issues

Just as predicted, a major solar flare will hit the Earth on Monday as the result of a geomagnetic storm caused by activity on the surface of the Sun. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued an alert today...

Memorial Tomb of Ancient Greek Astronomer Aratus Unearthed in Turkey

Archaeologists in the ancient Greek city of Soli Pompeipolis in Turkey unveiled the tomb of the Ancient Greek astronomer Aratus there.