North Texans Bust Out Telescopes For Closer Look At Jupiter And Saturn's Astronomical ConjunctionThe two largest planets in our solar system aligned in a way that hasn’t been seen for centuries.
Jupiter's Moon Count Increases To 79 After New DiscoveryA team of astronomers discovered a dozen new moons circling Jupiter, bringing the planet's number of moons up to 79, the most of any planet. Saturn is next with 61 moons.
Nearby Planet Might Be Just Right For LifeAstronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have the right Goldilocks combination for life. Not so hot and not so cold. It's the fifth such life-possible planet outside of our solar system revealed in less than a year.
Blue Moon? Friday's Celestial Event Comes With A CatchThis is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe.
North Texans Stay Up Late In Awe Of Blood Moon VisionDozens of people gathered at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas early Tuesday morning to see the first of a series of eclipses so rare it usually happens only once every several hundred years.
Perseid Meteor Shower Streaks Across North Texas SkiesNature's fireworks are filling the skies tonight as the Perseid meteor shower hits its peak.
North Texas Astronomers May Be Watching Birth Of A PlanetAstronomers say they may have spotted a new planet being born. University of North Texas Astronomer Ron Dilulio said the action is happening in an area 335 light years away.
North Texas Students Show Curiosity In MarsAfter the Curiosity rover landed on Mars, there's been renewed interest in space. High school teachers across the country are seizing on that to bring astronomy into the classroom.
Local Astronomer Captures Jupiter FireballA Dallas astronomer is apparently the only person in the world who caught on video what looks like an explosion on the planet Jupiter this week.
Giant Asteroid Could Pose Threat To Earth In 2040Scientists are keeping a close eye on a big asteroid that may pose an impact threat to Earth in a few decades.
Astronomers Seeing More Planets Than StarsThe more astronomers look for other worlds, the more they find that it's a crowded and crazy cosmos.
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