The moon puts on a great show before dawn next week as it passes by a bright star and planet, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. The moon stands closest to Aldebaran, the bright star known as the eye of Taurus, the bull, an hour before dawn on Tuesday, July 26 in the eastern… » Continue Reading
Four of the five planets visible to the unaided eye huddle quite close together in the pre-dawn sky next week, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.
Scientists have reconstructed the formation of two curious features in the northern ice cap of Mars — a chasm larger than the Grand Canyon and a series of spiral troughs — solving a pair of mysteries dating back four decades while finding new evidence of climate change on Mars.
Moon Passes Mars, Regulus and Saturn May 19-22; High-Resolution Images, HD Animation Available from StarDate Media
The bright star Regulus joins the Moon and the planet Mars to form a beautiful lineup high in the southern sky at nightfall May 19-22, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. High-resolution images and high-definition video of these changing sky scenes are available online at StarDate’s Media Center.
One of the skywatching highlights of the year takes place on the night of January 29, as the full Moon and the planet Mars march high across the sky, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.
StarDate Magazine Introduces Media Service with Planetary Line-Up in Pre-Dawn Sky June 19-21; Animation and Images Available
Mars, Venus, Mercury and the Moon huddle up later this week. AUSTIN, Texas — StarDate magazine, published by The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory, is introducing a new service called “StarDate Media” to help print Web and broadcast media bring the excitement of skywatching events to their readers and viewers. It’s starting with… » Continue Reading
Vast Martian glaciers of water ice under protective blankets of rocky debris persist today at much lower latitudes than any ice previously identified on Mars, says new research using ground-penetrating radar on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.