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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Earth-sized planet found orbiting in a habitable zone

    Sifting through observations from more than 100,000 distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for life...
  • 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 that  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...
  • New meteor shower may peak this week: Why we haven't seen it before

    New meteor shower may peak this week: Why we haven't seen it before
    There's a new meteor shower coming this week. Maybe! From midnight to dawn PDT on Saturday morning, Earth might pass through a stream of debris left in the wake of a comet hundreds of years ago. The result could be a spectacular light show with as...
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  • Meteor shower a bust; 'models were clearly wrong'

    Meteor shower a bust; 'models were clearly wrong'
    A predicted "storm" of meteors overnight turned out to be mostly a bust, though some in the Midwest U.S. got a better glimpse of the shower than in the mid-Atlantic. The Earth was expected to pass through a debris trail left behind a comet that was...
  • 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...
  • Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient

    Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient
    Earlier this month, President Barack Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. The plan sets aside $1.28 billion for planetary exploration — an amount one elected official is calling a far cry from what will be...
  • 'Cosmos' recap: Starts with a big bang

    'Cosmos' recap: Starts with a big bang
    Science geeks whipped themselves into a veritable frenzy of anticipation over the weekend for the premiere of "Cosmos," the much-touted reboot of the classic series created by astronomer Carl Sagan in the 1970s. You have to understand: Sagan and his...
  • Fox's Starry 'Cosmos' Premiere Shows Off 'P.T. Barnum Element' in Science Docu

    The Greek Theater's Cosmos Pavilion was decked out with shining stars from floor to ceiling for the live global premiere of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on Wednesday evening. The docu-series, presented by Fox and the National Geographic Channel, is a...