New Instrument is Searching for Planets Around Alpha Centauri

New Instrument is Searching for Planets Around Alpha Centauri Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to us, at 4.37 light-years (about 25 trillion miles) away. In 2016, astronomers discovered an exoplanet orbiting one of the three stars in the Alpha Centauri system. Spurred on by that discovery, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has developed […]

Ep. 533: Indigenous South African Astronomy

Ep. 533: Indigenous South African Astronomy Let’s move to another continent this week, and look at the astronomy that was going on in southern Africa in ancient times. We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST / 20:00 PM UTC. You can watch us live on AstronomyCast.com, or […]

Carnival of Space #615

Carnival of Space #615 This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #615. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. […]

The Japanese asteroid-hunter had another photo opportunity when it dropped a target marker on asteroid Ryugu

The Japanese asteroid-hunter had another photo opportunity when it dropped a target marker on asteroid Ryugu Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft just launched its second target marker to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu. The post The Japanese asteroid-hunter had another photo opportunity when it dropped a target marker on asteroid Ryugu appeared first on Universe Today. […]

Weekly Space Hangout: June 5, 2019 – Jean Wright, NASA’s Seamstress to the Stars

Weekly Space Hangout: June 5, 2019 – Jean Wright, NASA’s Seamstress to the Stars Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) This week, we welcome Jean Wright to the show. Jean is one of […]