Two Years From Today: Get Ready For the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017

A total eclipse of the Sun, showing the Sun's atmosphere, or corona, stretching out, which is not normally visible during daylight. Photo Credit: Fred Espenak/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

A total eclipse of the Sun, showing the Sun’s atmosphere, or corona, stretching out into space, which is not normally visible during daylight. Photo Credit: Fred Espenak/NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Exactly two years from today, on Aug. 21, 2017, a rare total solar eclipse will be seen again in the skies of the […]

Massive Alien Ring System Is Much Larger Than Saturn's—And May Contain Exomoons

Artist’s conception of the ring system circling the young giant planet (or brown dwarf) J1407b. Image Credit: Ron Miller

Astronomers today announced yet another mind-boggling finding: a ring system which orbits a distant giant planet has been found to be much larger and more massive than Saturn’s ring system, the best known example in our own […]

The Latest from Curiosity: Rocks, Eclipses, and Plaques

Curiosity’s progress from Bradbury Landing to Glenelg as of Sol 46 (September 19) –  950 feet down, 656 left to go. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL

NASA’s Curiosity rover is making great strides – or great wheel tracks rather – on its primary mission. The rover, which landed at Bradbury Landing late on August 5, is rolling along […]

PHOTO FEATURE: Sun, Moon Enter Cosmic Dance Creating "Ring Of Fire"

What appears to be a 747 airliner passing through the crescent eclipsed sun. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

What appears to be a 747 airliner passing through the crescent eclipsed sun. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

A “Ring of Fire” annular solar eclipse dropped jaws of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people this past Sunday, wowing people from China and Japan across the Pacific to the […]

First Solar Eclipse In Nearly Two Decades To Cross Southwest U.S. May 20

An annular solar eclipse on January 4, 2011, as photographed by Japan's Hinode satellite. People located inside the 200-mile wide eclipse track across the western United States can expect to see the same "ring of fire" on May 20, 2012, weather permitting. Photo Credit: Hinode/XRT

It has been nearly two decades since a solar […]