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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • 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...
  • 'Blood moon': L.A.'s next total eclipse to come in October

    'Blood moon': L.A.'s next total eclipse to come in October
      Monday's "blood moon" total lunar eclipse was the first in more than three years to be visible from Los Angeles and uninterrupted by sunrise. Hundreds flocked to Griffith Observatory, cameras, cellphones and iPads at the ready to see the rare event....
  • 'Blood moon' draws an appreciative crowd to Griffith Park

    'Blood moon' draws an appreciative crowd to Griffith Park
    They came with iPhones, iPads, digital cameras and even some film cameras — ready to capture the total lunar eclipse known as a "blood moon." Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles offered a prime view, and hundreds of people were there when the...
  • Lunar eclipse: Which in 'blood moon' tetrad will put on the best show?

    Lunar eclipse: Which in 'blood moon' tetrad will put on the best show?
    The first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses -- that riveting "blood moon" -- has occurred. The tetrad has begun!  Depending on whether you ask a mystic or a scientist, it may or may not be a sign of the apocalypse. But it could be comforting to...
  • Meet Kepler-186f, the most 'Earth-like' planet ever found

    Meet Kepler-186f, the most 'Earth-like' planet ever found
    Sifting through observations from tens of thousands of 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...