January would not be so exciting if it weren’t for the two times we can see a close encounter between the Moon, Venus, and Mars. Also visible this month are Jupiter, Saturn, and maybe Mercury.
This week’s guest is Universe Today’s own astrojournalist Nancy Atkinson, who is celebrating the release of her first book “Incredible Stories From Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos.”
Cheap Astronomy explores some highly-charged and polarising issues.
January sky highlight!
What’s the universe made of? How is this connected to its age? What’s the connection between dark matter and dark energy?
Mars is a world of extremes. This unassuming red world is home to the largest and tallest volcanoes in the entire solar system. In fact, it’s not even a close contest, with Olympus Mons rising 22 kilometers above the surrounding plains. More than twice as tall as Mount Everest. How did Mars get such big […]
Meteorites on Earth as well as the cratering on Moon, Mercury, Mars, and other bodies suggest that our solar system was born wild and stayed that way for a while.
Lets explore a glimpse of astronomy discoveries and events in 2016.