The ancient pole star known as Thuban turns out to be an eclipsing binary. If you’re up for a challenge, you can see the eclipses… Read More »See Ancient “North Stars” Eclipse Each Other
The bright star Betelgeuse has faded to a historic low as astronomers try to figure out why. Orion, with Betelgeuse in tow, climbs the southeastern… Read More »Betelgeuse is Dimming . . . You Know Why?
Fresh, new sights animate the night as Betelgeuse continues to fade. Betelgeuse (lower left) has cornered our attention this winter season. Bob King The sky… Read More »The Latest on Betelgeuse, Plus a Bright Supernova and New Comet Iwamoto
Astronomers all over are waiting with bated breath to see what Betelgeuse will do next. Is it going to start brightening again on February 21st?… Read More »Does Betelgeuse Approaching a Crossroads?
Pluto haze all in my brain Lately things don’t seem the same Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why ‘Scuse me while I collapse the… Read More »Breathe easy: Pluto’s atmosphere isn’t about to collapse
On 2 June, 2016, at 10:56:26 UTC (03:56 local time), a very bright fireball fell over Arizona. It was seen by hundreds of witnesses and… Read More »Chelyabinsk’s (much) smaller sibling asteroid fell over Arizona in 2016
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By this time tomorrow, the downtown districts of Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World Resorts will be open. It’s not the parks or the hotels… Read More »At long last, a little bit of Disney World and Universal Orlando are open
When Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero One, first appears she’s nothing like the smoking hot Betty we’ve come to know and love.… Read More »Seven of Nine just keeps getting hotter
For almost 40 years, Hollywood’s idea of heroism has been defined by Indiana Jones, the globe-trotting archaeologist with a penchant for cracking a bullwhip, saving… Read More »Brendan Fraser in The Mummy: The hottest action hero of the ’90s