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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Adler's 'Destination Solar System' a stunning tour of the planets

    Adler's 'Destination Solar System' a stunning tour of the planets
    In previous shows since remaking its central domed theater, the Adler Planetarium has taken visitors into deep space, back to the celestial basics, and deep into the kind of awe the cosmos can inspire. This time around, for the new theatrical...
  • New dwarf planet in the Oort cloud changes picture of solar system

    New dwarf planet in the Oort cloud changes picture of solar system
    Astronomers searching for the faintest glimmers of light beyond distant Pluto say they’ve discovered a new dwarf planet – and that this planetoid’s movements hint that an invisible giant planet perhapsĀ 10 times the size of Earth could be...
  • #ESOrumors from the edge of the solar system

    It began with a cryptic announcement of a press conference in Brazil where “an international team of astronomers” would announce “a surprise discovery in the outer solar system.” If that sounds intriguing to you, you’re not...
  • On Saturn's moon Titan, scientists catch waves in methane lakes

    On Saturn's moon Titan, scientists catch waves in methane lakes
    Now that spring is here, maybe it's time to grab your surfboard and head to some far-off coastline -- perhaps as far as the outer solar system. Scientists using NASA's Cassini spacecraft have found hints of waves sloshing on Titan, Saturn’s...
  • Total lunar eclipse on April 14-15: What is a 'blood moon'?

    Total lunar eclipse on April 14-15: What is a 'blood moon'?
    Mark your calendars, sky watchers: In one week a total lunar eclipse will turn the moon an eerie shade of red. On April 14, at 10:58 p.m. PDT, the moon will move into Earth's shadow. The full lunar eclipse -- when the entirety of the moon is shaded by...
  • NASA video shows 'graceful' solar flare in action

    NASA video shows 'graceful' solar flare in action
    A solar flare flashed on the turbulent surface of the sun last week – and NASA captured the moment in a video. The agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory watched as balletic lines of light swirled and grew to produce the M-class flare. Solar...
  • Full lunar eclipse could bring 'Blood Moon' next week

    Full lunar eclipse could bring 'Blood Moon' next week
    A full lunar eclipse will occur early Tuesday morning, darkening the full moon and possibly tinting it a reddish hue that causes some to call it a "Blood Moon". For nearly an hour and a half, the moon will be dimmed and possibly appearing a copper color...
  • Winter's encore may obscure lunar eclipse

    Winter's encore may obscure lunar eclipse
    Winter is returning for an encore this week, with up to an inch of snow this evening and lows in the 20s over the next two nights. The slushy storm may pull out of the Chicago area in time for people to catch at least some of the lunar eclipse overnight....
  • Total lunar eclipse tonight: How to see the 'blood moon'

    Total lunar eclipse tonight: How to see the 'blood moon'
    Sky watchers, get ready! There is a total eclipse of the moon coming Monday night and you don't want to miss it. A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon, and Earth align so thatĀ  Earth's shadow falls across the moon's surface. Monday night's lunar...
  • Lunar eclipse: When can I watch it in Los Angeles on Monday night?

    A total lunar eclipse will be seen over Los Angeles and most of North America beginning Monday night Pacific time. In Los Angeles, the most impressive part of the eclipse begins at 10:58 p.m. Monday, when the first “bite” is taken out of the...
  • Total lunar eclipse to bring rare 'blood moon' to night sky

    The first total eclipse of 2014 is poised to show itself Monday night in the form of a dark red "blood moon." In Los Angeles, the most impressive part will begin at 10:58 p.m. when the first "bite" is taken out of the moon. It will be blotted out...