The passage of Venus across the Sun, as viewed from the Earth, was spectacular! Continue reading
The month of May brings with it increasingly longer hours of daylight which does make stargazing more tricky and for the real night owls amongst us who are prepared to stay up into the wee small hours; but there’s always something in the sky to more than justify the effort to look up regularly.
On 3rd March 2012, Mars will be in ‘opposition’ giving planet-watchers a superb opportunity to see the fourth planet from the Sun.
This March gives sky watchers lot’s to look for including the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Venus.
It sits within the ‘goldilocks’ zone of its star and is the first confirmed exoplanet that as such, could have liquid water on its’ surface – meet Kepler 22b!
6 million miles from Earth and Juno has snapped an awesome picture of our planet and its natural satellite.
The European Space Agency have many outstanding and beautiful sets of images of Earth taken from space.
When it comes to gravity, you can think of Earth as being shaped like a potato!
Earlier this month, astronomers revealed they’d discovered another Earth-like planet that is almost 100% capable of sustaining life as we know it… Gliese 581g
We’re due to feel the force of a solar flare sometime soon. The kind that only come along ‘once in a generation’. What does that mean and what will be the impact?