Nick Gilbert
at 17:30 PM Jul 3 2012

With black holes still being something of a mysterious entity in cosmos, scientists are looking forward to a rare event in astrophysical observation - the consumption of an entire dust cloud by the black hole at the heart of our galaxy.

Staff Writers
at 07:00 AM Jun 23 2012

Researchers have discovered evidence that there's a lot more water on Mars - at least on parts of Mars - than anyone previously thought. Using new technology, scientists examined the water content in meteorites from the planet, and it points to a lot of it in the Martian mantle.

Colin Lecher
at 05:00 AM Jun 23 2012

Imagine crawling out of bed and seeing a gigantic red Mars instead of the Sun. That's basically the situation for two newly discovered planets. Astronomers working with NASA's Kepler Mission recently found them 1,200 light years away, and they're 30 times closer than any pair of planets in our solar system. Actually, the scientists aren't totally sure how that happened - just another sign that our solar system is not the only way planets can be arranged.

Nick Gilbert
at 11:36 AM Jun 6 2012

There's nothing worse than a Telstra outage. Now, granted, it's not strictly Telstra's fault this time, but when a once-in-a-lifetime view of a major astronomical event is stuffed by damage done to one of your cables, that's a big deal.

Rebecca Boyle
at 06:32 AM Jun 5 2012

Observatories the world over will be watching on Wednesday as Venus crosses the face of the sun for the last time in any of our lifetimes. It will be a banner day for astronomers, providing ample opportunities for measuring Venus' characteristics, and for determining some rules that will help in the hunt for exoplanets. But it's also just an amazing thing to behold, and you can watch it, too - as long as you follow some safety precautions.

Colin Lecher
at 06:42 AM Jun 1 2012

First, the bad news: In four billion years it's going to get a lot more crowded around here. The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are on a collision course. The good news is that a new video from NASA shows how it'll go down.

Colin Lecher
at 07:01 AM May 30 2012

New Yorkers will be given an astronomical treat as their sunset perfectly lines up across the borough of Manhattan, giving a luminescent flare to the south and north sides of every street in town.

 
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