Hubble Hangout – WASP-43b

Hubble Hangout – WASP-43b

Located 260 light-years away, exoplanet WASP-43b is no place to call home. It is a world of extremes, where seething winds howl at the speed of sound from a 3,000-degree-Fahrenheit day side, hot enough to melt steel, to a pitch-black night side with plunging...

Partial Solar Eclipse – 23 October 2014

Here in Los Angeles, we’re pretty fortunate to have sunny skies the majority of the time, so when our Moon’s position is slightly placed between the line of sight between us and the Sun, it’s quite a big deal!   Today, this partial solar eclipse...

The Year in Astronomy 2013 Announcement

Boy oh boy has it been an exciting year in space science and astronomy! To celebrate these events and anticipate what will be happening in 2014, Tony Darnell and I will be hosting “The Year In Astronomy” YouTube Live Event on 27 December at 8 p.m. EST....

Introducing: Frontier Fields

Even though it’s been in service for 23 1/2 years, astronomers are still finding amazing new research to perform with the Hubble Space Telescope. The newest mission is called Frontier Fields and is already under way, doing things that seem only possible in...
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