Astro-Challenge: Watch the Moon Occult Venus in the Daytime

The year 2015 saved one of the best astronomical events for last, as the waning crescent Moon occults (passes in front of) the planet Venus as seen from North America on Monday, December 7th. This is the final of seven naked eye occultations of planets by the Moon in 2015, three of which involve Venus. […]

Astro-Challenge: Watch the Moon Occult Venus in the Daytime

The year 2015 saved one of the best astronomical events for last, as the waning crescent Moon occults (passes in front of) the planet Venus as seen from North America on Monday, December 7th. This is the final of seven naked eye occultations of planets by the Moon in 2015, three of which involve Venus. […]

This Comparison of Comet 67/P With Other Solar System Bodies Will Blow Your Mind

There’s darkness out there in the cold corners of the solar system. And we’re not talking about a Lovecraftian darkness, the kind that would summon Cthulhu himself.  We’re talking of celestial bodies that are, well. So black, they make a Spinal Tap album cover blinding by comparison.(…)Read the rest of This Comparison of Comet 67/P […]