The first visible-light snapshot of a planet circling another star. Estimated to be no more than three times Jupiter's mass, the planet, called Fomalhaut b, orbits the bright southern star Fomalhaut, located 25 light-years away in the constellation ... Reuters UK, 3 days ago
Australian skywatchers will this month get an excellent view of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, the Southern Cross shines, and Mars is at its brightest. If you get up early in the morning from May 6-8 you will see one of the most reliable meteor ...ABC Online, 4 days ago eta Aquariid Meteor Shower 7-9 May, 2016 Before It's News, 4 days ago What to see in May: The Eta Aquarid meteor shower, constellations and planets ABC Online, 4 days ago
The star Spica is also called Alpha Virginis, because it is the brightest star in Virgo. Its color is distinctly blue-white, even to the eye. Photo by Fred Espenak. Read more about Spica at Fred Espenak's website. Spica looks like one star, but ...EarthSky, 1 week ago Star of the week: Alphard is the Snake's Heart EarthSky, 1 month ago
An imaginary line drawn between the pointer stars in the Big Dipper the two outer stars in the Dipper's bowl points in one direction toward Polaris, the North Star, and in the opposite direction toward Leo. Donate: Your support means the world ...EarthSky, 2 weeks ago
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