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Kelly Kizer Whitt

Dead satellite enters atmosphere over Pacific Ocean

A dead satellite - ESA’s ERS-2 satellite - re-entered Earth's atmosphere today. ESA said: The entry was uncontrolled or "natural".

Visible planets and night sky for February

Visible planets in February. We're 47 days from eclipse day! See the moon, Castor, Pollux and the faint Beehive before sunset until a little before sunrise.

Record quasar is most luminous object in the universe

Record quasar J0529-4351 is the current record holder for most luminous object in the universe, fastest-growing black hole and largest accretion disk.

Euclid space telescope begins dark universe survey

On February 14, 2024, Euclid began its mission of surveying the dark universe. The space telescope will observe about 1/3 of the sky.

We heart the Earth and sky! PHOTOS

This Valentine’s Day, we find so much to love in the many heart shapes right here on Earth or all the way to the deepest reaches of the sky.

New supernova explodes in a galaxy in Virgo

Steven Bellavia caught before and after images of galaxy NGC 4216, which is currently hosting a new supernova. Learn how he did it here.

Asteroid that exploded in German skies is rare aubrite

Scientists analyzing the meteorites left behind by the asteroid that hit Germany said that they are a rare type known as an aubrite.

Meet Canis Minor the Lesser Dog in February

Canis Minor is a small constellation with one notably bright star, Procyon. The constellation of the Lesser Dog follows Orion the Hunter across the sky.

Atmospheric river puts California at risk for floods

An atmospheric river is poised to hit California, bringing rain, wind and heavy snowfall. The National Weather Service warns people to make preparations.

See a zoo of animals in the Rosette Nebula

A closer look at the Rosette Nebula reveals a whole zoo of animals, including an elephant, llama, woodpecker, donkey and more. Can you see them?