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How To Watch Mercury Transit Across The Sun (No, You Can’t Just Stare At The Sun)

If Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus were a real person, she’d be very excited about today. Space Camp graduates and current astronomy majors are probably losing their shit too. Here’s

Liz Magee | May 9, 2016 - 12:36 pm

What Does Mercury Retrograde Mean? 4 Myths And Facts About This Astrological Shitshow

It’s cool, guys, there’s no need to panic, I swear.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 29, 2016 - 2:33 pm

Hey Look, It’s Pluto!

NASA dropped this portrait of Pluto on the interwebs late last night, after their New Horizons spacecraft did a drive-by of the furthest (dwarf) planet in our solar system. Isn’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 14, 2015 - 9:45 am

Science ‘N’ Stuff: The Big Bang Might Not Exist, And The Universe Might Literally Be Forever – Where Are My Physicists At?!

There’s a new model that hypothesizes that the universe did not start with the Big Bang, and that, in fact, the universe has no beginning or end in time. Like,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Dazzling Insta Pics Of The Geminid Meteor Shower From Around The World

The beautiful Geminid meteor shower, which happens annually when the earth encounters debris from the extinct comet 3200 Phaethon, lit up the sky this past weekend. It was visible to…

Claire Hannum | December 15, 2014 - 11:40 am

Did You Glimpse The Blood Moon?

Did you get a chance to step outside last night/early this morning to look at the blood moon? This was the first full lunar eclipse in three years, and the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 15, 2014 - 11:30 am

16 Mind-Blowing Quotes From “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (So Far)

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reboot of Carl Sagan’s 1980s’ television documentary series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” is, so far, one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring shows…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Hopes And Dreams For Earth’s Twin Planet, KOI

Last week, NASA scientists predicted that they would discover Earth’s universal twin within a year. Well, they made good on that promise and way early. Wednesday, the Kepler telescope found…

Ami Angelowicz | January 11, 2013 - 3:40 pm

The Diamond Planet Is A Girl’s Best Friend

Oh hey, what’s happening in space? Nothing maj, except astronomers discovered a planet made of SOLID DIAMONDS! Go and get that planet, girl! No, for real, before Mariah Carey finds…

Julie Gerstein | August 26, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Gorgeous Time Lapse Video Of This Morning’s Total Lunar Eclipse

Super early this morning — I’m talking between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. — there was a Total Lunar Elipse that could be seen anywhere (provided…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 21, 2010 - 1:40 pm