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Eyes on the skies: What hit Jupiter?

Astronomers in the Bay Area and around the world are all agog over an immense scar larger than the Pacific Ocean that has suddenly appeared on the surface of Jupiter. Some unknown comet or asteroid must have just crashed into the giant planet’s upper atmosphere to cause the scar, the astronomers believe. For only the [...]

Venus and Jupiter To Form Triangle ‘Capstone’ With Moon

Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets, have been marching toward each other for more than a month in the southwestern sky at dusk. As they’ve drawn closer together, the sight has been catching more people’s eyes, and now the show is reaching its climax. This evening, weather permitting, you will see Venus and Jupiter [...]

Astronomers Baffled by Mysterious Light in Sky

It’s not a supernova. Nor is it a galaxy, or a black hole. In fact, astronomers have no idea what the mysterious object that in February 2006 suddenly flared up in an otherwise barren patch of sky might be, or even what it’s made of. Researchers working on something called the Supernova Cosmology Project had [...]