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If you're wondering where the moon's disappeared to, it's in the wings waiting to eclipse the sun. On Saturday, skywatchers in South American and Africa will see it live. So can you. Read post here .
It took decades to find the first Earth-sized planet. Now, astronomers have just found seven more in one fell swoop! Read all about Earth's new "cousins." Read post here .
The aurora's been practically out of sight the past couple months unless you live in central Canada and points north. The scene might get livelier soon with a minor G1 storm forecast for this evening. Read post here .
Have you ever seen a super-bright meteor and at the same time heard sizzling sounds like bacon in the frying pan? Yeah, you were probably just hungry. But seriously -- a new experiment reveals that meteor light may heat your hair and other nearby object to produce sound. Read post here .
We don't hear much about the Soviet program to explore and return samples of the moon to Earth, but the Russians were busy with lunar missions right from the get-go. Read post here.
Carbon is the coolest, most special atom of them all. Not only can it link in multiple ways to other atoms, but it happily links with itself to form incredibly complex molecules, the kind that make proteins and bodies possible. And while organic compounds alone don't necessarily mean a living thing, finding them on the dwarf planet Ceres gives us hope that all the necessary ingredients for life were readily available to Earth at the dawn of the solar system. Read post here .
A few of us joked how Rosetta's Comet looked just like one of those rubber ducks we played with as kids in the bathtub. Now, new radar radar images have bagged yet another duck -- this time comet 45P, currently sailing across the evening sky. Read post here .
En route to the asteroid Bennu, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission captured this image of Jupiter and three of its moons. The probe's also been trolling the neighborhood looking for mysterious Trojan asteroids bumming free rides off the Earth. Read post here .
Last week, several people asked about seeing "the green comet." No, I said, the moon's too bright. But now the moon's out of the picture. What will we see? Read post here .
Feel like getting the heck outta town? Enjoy a soothing and thought-provoking rendezvous with the planet Jupiter in this amazing video made from more than 1,000 images taken by 91 amateur astronomers around the world. Read post here .