Latest News on Astronomical and Space-Related Events

Facts About Mercury
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Facts About Mercury: All You Need to Know

The Mercury guide — explore the closest planet to the Sun! Find answers to the most common questions about Mercury here.

Trajectory of Comet Leonard in the sky
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Comet Leonard: Meet the “Christmas Comet”!

Comet Leonard will get closest to our planet in December. Read this article to learn when, where, and how to see the brightest comet of 2021.

Amazing Planet Venus
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Discover the Amazing Planet Venus

Venus is the second planet from the Sun and the brightest planet in our sky. Learn more facts about Venus and the best time to see it in the sky.

Total Solar Eclipse of December 4, 2021
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Total Solar Eclipse of December 4, 2021

On December 4, 2021, the total solar eclipse takes place. It will cover Antarctica and will be partially visible from some other sites.

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off with Starlink satellites
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How to See Starlink Satellites Train Tonight?

Learn more about SpaceX’s Starlinks, find out how to view the satellites from your location, and keep abreast of the recent launches.

Moon close to Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter in the sky
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Moon in Conjunction With Mars, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter

In December 2021, the Moon will have conjunctions with four planets: Mars, Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter. Here is how to see them in the sky.

December Meteor Showers
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December 2021 Meteor Showers Guide

Nine meteor showers are reaching their peaks in December 2021. We provide their peak dates, the Moon’s phase, and observation forecast.

Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter Align in November 2021
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Thanksgiving Alignment of Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter

The alignment of Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter, Comet Leonard update, and Thanksgiving sale on our new stargazing app!

Woman with a telescope observing the night sky
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5 Outstanding Female Astronomers

In this article, we’ll talk about five influential women in astronomy and the discoveries they made — from observing new comets to finding dark matter.

Partial lunar eclipse November 2021
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Full Moon In November 2021: Partial Lunar Eclipse

The Full Beaver Moon takes place on November 19, 2021. It will occur together with the nearly total lunar eclipse best visible from North America.

Man observing a meteor shower
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November 2021 Meteor Showers Guide

Five meteor showers are reaching their peaks in November 2021. We’ll provide info on peak dates and the Moon phase and give you helpful observation tips.

Space Tourism
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Space Tourism: Can A Civilian Go To Space?

Let’s talk about space tourism. What is it? How much does it cost? What are its environmental impacts? We’ll answer these and other questions.

Flat Earth model
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7 Ways to Prove the Earth Is Round

What is the real shape of the Earth? It turns out, the answer is not obvious for some people! Take a look at 7 ways you can prove that the Earth is round.

Full Moon in October 2021
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Full Moon in October 2021: Hunter’s Moon

The Full Hunter’s Moon will take place on October 20, 2021. Learn the meaning behind its name and what it has to do with the autumn equinox.

Lucy spacecraft flying past the Trojan asteroids
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NASA Launches Lucy!

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft launches soon. It will study the asteroids in the orbit of Jupiter and help us learn more about the evolution of the Solar System.

Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos
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Mars: The Ultimate Guide

Why is Mars red? What’s the gravity on Mars? Read this article to get answers to these and many other questions and learn more about the Red Planet.

Meteor showers October 2021
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October 2021 Meteor Showers Guide

Here is a schedule of meteor showers peaking in October 2021. We provide dates, observation forecasts and give some viewing tips.

Deep-sky objects to see in October 2021
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Deep-Sky Objects in October 2021

Can you see the Andromeda Galaxy from Earth? Yes, you can! Check out our list of galaxies and star clusters you can observe this October.

Facts About Uranus
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Planet Uranus: The Coldest Planet

Uranus has a peculiar chemical composition, extreme temperatures, and the most unusual axial tilt. Here we’ll take a closer look at this planet.

March equinox and September equinox
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What Is an Equinox?

When does fall start? What astronomical event marks the beginning of spring? In this article, we’ll answer the most popular questions about equinoxes.