Article Index: Astronomy/Space Exploration

Articles about astronomy and space exploration.

Stargazing: 2012 Wrap-Up

Welcome to the year-end issue of Stargazing, an ongoing series of guides to what’s happening in the night sky, as well as space exploration news and discoveries. It’s the end...

Earth-sized planet found in Alpha Centauri system

European astronomers announced yesterday the discovery of a planet similar in mass to Earth orbiting Alpha Centauri B. Details of the discovery will appear today in an online paper published...

Artist's depiction of Alpha Centauri system

Stargazing for October 2012

Welcome to the October issue of Stargazing, an ongoing series of monthly guides to what’s happening in the night sky, as well as what major space events are scheduled during the coming month.

Jupiter as seen from Cassini in December 2000

Stargazing for September 2012

Welcome to the September issue of Stargazing, an ongoing series of monthly guides to what’s happening in the night sky, as well as what major space events are scheduled during the coming month.

Stargazing for August 2012

Welcome to Stargazing, the first in an ongoing series of monthly guides to what’s coming up in the night sky, as well as what major space events are scheduled during the coming month.

Curiosity rover in JPL clean room