astronomy

What is it? When is it? Meaning, origin of Feb. 29 date

U.S.
Amanda Smith

What is a leap year? Here’s the science behind the extra day. Why do we have leap years? The reason behind that ...

Nova Explosion, ‘New’ Star in Northern Crown

Science
Dr. Sarah Adams

A star system 3,000 light-years away, known as T Coronae Borealis, is expected to become visible to the naked eye between February ...

Sun Emits Monumental X6.3 Flare, the Strongest in 6 Years

Science
Dr. Sarah Adams

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare – as seen in the bright flash in the upper left ...

Dream Chaser spaceplane reusable and runway-ready

Science
Dr. Sarah Adams

When NASA’s space shuttle program ended after 30 years in July 2011, so too did a familiar sight often captured on television ...

Odysseus moon lander tipped over, will lose power in hours

Science
Dr. Sarah Adams

The private U.S. spacecraft made it to the moon Thursday and ushered in a new era of lunar missions since NASA’s Apollo ...

Last total solar eclipse in Detroit was in 1806: History to know

Science
Dr. Sarah Adams

What to know when you’re searching for eclipse glasses There are a few key pieces of information you’ll want to be aware ...

What’s the best place to see April 2024 solar eclipse? Why Texas wins.

U.S.
Amanda Smith

Eyes to the sky! Why April’s total solar eclipse is must-see moment. April 8, 2024 will be the last total solar eclipse ...

Best places to watch in Michigan, Ohio

U.S.
Amanda Smith

What to know when you’re searching for eclipse glasses There are a few key pieces of information you’ll want to be aware ...

Everything you need to know to watch

U.S.
Amanda Smith

A stunning solar eclipse is almost here. Without a doubt, the full eclipse in the U.S. in 2017 was one of the ...

Michigan to see micromoon: What to know

Science
Dr. Sarah Adams

Tonight’s full moon may look smaller but don’t be fooled. The moon only appears smaller as it lies farther from Earth. Here’s ...