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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Watch: X-rays from a star's corpse reveal supernova secrets

    Watch: X-rays from a star's corpse reveal supernova secrets
    Staring into the dramatic corpse of a dead star known as Cassiopeia A, astronomers using NASA's NuSTAR X-ray telescope have for the first time mapped out radioactive titanium in a supernova. Charting this astrophysical frontier, as described in the...
  • Video: Watch this space rock crash and flash on the moon's surface

    Video: Watch this space rock crash and flash on the moon's surface
    For a brief moment last September, a flash on the moon shone about as bright as the North Star, Polaris,  giving away the biggest crash from a space rock hitting the lunar surface ever caught on camera, astronomers say. The discovery -- "the brightest...
  • 'Blood moon' total lunar eclipse to have crowds looking up tonight

    'Blood moon' total lunar eclipse to have crowds looking up tonight
    Officials at the Griffith Observatory are expecting big crowds for the dark red "blood moon," the first total eclipse of 2014 beginning Monday night. The observatory will be open for visitors, who can look up at the eclipse either from the building...
  • Full lunar eclipse: 'Blood moon' photos light up social media

    Full lunar eclipse: 'Blood moon' photos light up social media
    The first lunar eclipse of 2014 — known as "blood moon" — is lighting up social media tonight as people post photos of the moon and the eclipse. Large crowd descended on the Griffith Observatory to look at the eclipse. They posted a...
  • Lunar eclipse: Viewer celebrates a birthday and a 'blood moon'

    Lunar eclipse: Viewer celebrates a birthday and a 'blood moon'
    Johanna Huerta will usher in her 30th birthday early Tuesday with the “blood moon.” Huerta, 29, of South Los Angeles, was one of hundreds of people who descended on the Griffith Observatory on Monday night awaiting the first total eclipse of...
  • Total lunar eclipse: Many ways to watch 'blood moon' live

    Total lunar eclipse: Many ways to watch 'blood moon' live
    You don't have to go to the Griffith Observatory or other prime watching spot to view the first total lunar eclipse of 2014. Numerous "blood moon" video streams are available on the Web. The Griffith Observatory will be streaming the event live from the...
  • Lunar eclipse: Crowds descend on observatory for 'blood moon'

    Lunar eclipse: Crowds descend on observatory for 'blood moon'
    Bob Alborzian was a child when his father first showed him the Milky Way galaxy through the lens of a telescope, leading to a lifelong love of astronomy. Now 69, Alborzian was on hand with his own homemade telescope Monday night at the Griffith...
  • Wonder what you missed with the blood moon? NASA shows you ...

    Wonder what you missed with the blood moon? NASA shows you ...
    NASA released a photo of this morning's blood moon -- a total lunar eclipse -- that we in Hampton Roads didn't get to see because of cloudy skies. The blood moon gets its name for the amber hue cast into the Earth's shadow and onto the lunar surface...
  • Full lunar eclipse: Few selfies, but many 'blood moon' photos hit Web

    Full lunar eclipse: Few selfies, but many 'blood moon' photos hit Web
    They came with iPhones, iPads, digital cameras and even some film cameras -- ready to capture the "blood moon," the first full lunar eclipse of 2014. Hundreds converged on Griffith Observatory, which has a prime view. Here are some photos of the...
  • Stunning photos recall the magic of Comet ISON's journey

    It's been five months since Comet ISON disintegrated after its close encounter with the sun, but skywatchers on Earth are still savoring its captivating journey. The comet's million-year journey from the Oort cloud to the center of the solar system...
  • Kepler's comeback? New K2 mission could chase wilder targets

    Kepler's comeback? New K2 mission could chase wilder targets
    Don't call it a comeback just yet. Astronomers mourned the Kepler Space Telescope after it was crippled last year. But NASA’s planet hunter may be getting a second chance at life — with an ingenious, just-so-crazy-it-might-work plan that would...