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A computer-simulated view of the volcano Sif Mons on Venus, which showed volcanic activity between 1990 and 1992

NASA’s Magellan Data reveals recent volcanic activity on Venus again

Scientists have discovered recent volcanic activity on Venus for the second time using data from …

The International Space Station seen from Space Shuttle Atlantis following undocking

ESA selects two companies for commercial cargo delivery to ISS

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected two private companies named Thales Alenia Space and …

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft

Boeing’s first astronaut launch to the space station further delayed

Boeing’s first astronaut launch to the International Space Station has been further delayed, and currently …

oBserving news

Saturn next to the waning crescent moon on the morning of May 31, 2024

Saturn to shine near the moon on the morning of May 31

Saturn will be visible very close to the 43% illuminated waning crescent moon on the …

Earthshine is visible on the unlit part of the crescent moon

Earthshine to be visible on the unlit part of the moon from June 1-4

Have you ever noticed earthshine, the beautiful glow on the darkened part of the moon? …

ESA’s AllSky7 camera in Caceres, Spain, spotted the stunning fireball on Saturday night, May 18, 2024

Bright fireball lights up the skies over Spain and Portugal on May 18 night

An exceedingly bright fireball lights up the skies over Spain and Portugal on Saturday, May …

Astronomy news

An artist's illustration compares Earth with different possible Gliese 12 b interpretations, from one with no atmosphere to one with a thick Venus-like one

NASA found potentially habitable nearest Earth-sized exoplanet

Two international teams of astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized exoplanet, Gliese 12 b, located only …

The five new images of Euclid (clockwise from top left), the Dorado Group, Messier 78, NGC 6744, Abell 2764, and Abell 2390 are shown here

ESA’s Euclid space telescope reveals five new images of the cosmos

The Euclid space telescope of the European Space Agency (ESA), which was launched in space …

An artist's illustration of the gas giant exoplanet WASP-107 b

Webb solves the mystery of puffy atmosphere in exoplanet WASP-107 b 

Astronomers have solved the long-standing mystery of puffy atmosphere in exoplanet WASP-107 b. An exoplanet is …

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Position of the three planets, Mercury, Mars, and Saturn, in the eastern sky preceding sunrise in May 2024

Visible planets May 2024: What planets are visible tonight?

What planets are visible tonight? Mercury is visible near the horizon in the eastern sky …

Phases of Mercury and Venus

Mercury phases 2024: What is the phase of Mercury today?

What is the phase of Mercury today? Today, on May 29, 2024, Mercury is in …

Moon phases for today and the rest of May 2024

Moon phases May 2024: What is the moon phase today?

What is the moon phase today? Today, on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, the moon is …