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The stars align for a near-perfect Perseid meteor shower: Here’s how to catch it

The outlook for this year’s Perseid meteor shower is checking all the boxes. Up to a meteor a minute? Check. Moonless sky? Check. Peaking during the weekend? Check. Clear weather? That even looks like ... read more

Lyrid Meteor Showers: When and Where to Watch

If the weather and a full moon don't stop you from catching the spring celestial show that the Lyrid meteor showers bring, astronomers say they can still be as interesting to watch as the annual Perse... read more

No, SETI has not detected an alien signal from a Kepler planet

The stars are called Kepler Object of Interest 812 and 817 (or just KOI 812 and 817 for short). Here’s an example of a signal they ... and they’re trying to catch our attention… well, we’re listening. read more

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The moon and meteors light up the night

For more general meteor-watching tips, check out our guide to August’s Perseid meteor shower. Tonight also brings the annual outreach opportunity for watching the moon: International Observe the Moon ... read more


Seth Shostak on Colbert tonight!

Set your clocks, watches, Tivos, VCRs, or whatever: astronomer and alien hunter Seth Shostak will be on the Colbert Report tonight! Seth is a funny guy, a smart guy, and a good writer (his latest book ... read more

Moonrise, moonset and Mars: Photos hit the high points at Mount Rainier

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. — Warm weather, clear skies and a full moon brought me out in search of two of my favorite shots Thursday night: moonrise and moonset above Mount Rainier. Along with ... read more



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