This webcam and telescope image of banded gas giant Jupiter shows the transit of three shadows cast by Jupiter’s moons in progress, captured in Belgian skies on Oct. 12 at… Continue reading
The bright core and outer reaches of giant elliptical galaxy M60 (NGC 4649) loom large at the upper left of this sharp close-up from the Hubble Space Telescope. Some 54 million light-years away and… Continue reading
A new image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows an enormous collection of galaxies and star clusters in stunning detail.
Hubble spied 10,000 or so of the estimated 160,000 globular star groupings thought to reside in… Continue reading
The Andromeda Galaxy 2.5 million light years away is the most distant object easily seen by the unaided eye.
Other apparent denizens of the night sky, stars, clusters, and nebulae, typically range from… Continue reading
A careful look at this colorful cosmic snapshot reveals a surprising number of galaxies both near and far toward the constellation Ursa Major.
The most striking is NGC 3718,… Continue reading
As the gift-giving season comes to an end, maybe now you’ve got a shiny new telescope to call your own. Congratulations — you’re on your way to discovering many amazing things in the night sky. Be it a long, sleek… Continue reading