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Rare total solar eclipse plunges Antarctica into darkness
The last total solar eclipse in Antarctica occurred on November 23, 2003, and the next one will not be until 2039.
Watch: Longest near-total lunar eclipse for nearly 600 years
Today's eclipse, although only partial, will last three hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds, the longest since February 18, 1440, which lasted 23 seconds longer.
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Astrotourists head to Portugal for international event
A huge increase in so-called Astrotourism has been marked, in Portugal, by the first international congress to discuss the preservation of night sky and access to starlight
Ancient astronomy manuscript resurrected by Uzbek heritage initiative
The first true-to-the-original facsimile copy of the manuscript of Images of the Fixed Stars, an ancient astronomy manuscript by one of the most famous Muslim astronomers of all time has been resurrected by Uzbekistan's heritage initiative.
NASA has just raised the odds of this meteor striking Earth
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The best shots from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition
Outside of the confines of life on Earth, these photographers have turned their gaze to the skies.
The space telescope that might unlock the secrets of the universe
NASA’s new telescope will probe the history of our cosmos and whether there is life out there in the universe when it's launched in October.
Europe's dark sky reserves shine bright as light pollution reduces
Nocturnal wildlife like owls, foxes and bats need darkness to thrive, which is why it’s so important to limit light pollution.
How heavy is a distant neutron star? Scientists think they know
A team of astronomers believe they have calculated how dense the heaviest known neutron star is.
Molecule discovery proves there could be life beyond our solar system
An international team of astronomers has moved one step closer to finding new planets similar to Earth with a groundbreaking study.
Space hurricane over the North Pole caught on camera
A swirling mass of plasma that rains electrons instead of water was caught on satellite in 2014, but the images have only just been uncovered.
Here are some of the best places for stargazing in Europe
Astrotourism is on the rise in Europe. Here are some of the best stargazing spots you need to visit.
The Great Conjunction: The stars are about to literally align
To conclude what has been a truly extraordinary year, we’re about to witness the ‘great conjunction’ - a phenomenon which hasn't been seen in 800 years.
The Great Conjunction: Jupiter and Saturn align closest in centuries
The planets pass each other in their respective orbits around the Sun every 20 Earth years, they haven't been this close in the sky since 1623.
Frozen water discovered in more places on Moon, scientists confirm
The discovery of reserves of ice water on the Moon could mean future lunar bases will be able to access drinking water.
United Arab Emirates in bid to be first Arab nation to reach moon
Plans for an Emirati mission to the moon come hot off the heels of the historic launch of its Mars probe in July.
Stargazing in Italy. The valley honoured by UNESCO for its night sky
The Italian valley in Lignan has been certified by the Starlight Foundation, part of UNESCO, as one of the most beautiful places in the world to see the night sky.
Life on Venus? Astronomers see hints of life in planet's clouds
Astronomers have found hints of life in the clouds surrounding Venus.
No supernova: Dust may have caused mysterious dimming of giant star
The mysterious dimming of one of the brightest stars in the sky, which caused a stir among space-watchers at the end of 2019, may now have an explanation.
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Astronomers marvel at rare annular eclipse in Dubai
Astronomers marvel at a rare spectacle that will not appear for another 14 years. For over 2 hours the Moon blocked the Earth's direct view of the Sun.
Telescope in orbit maps stunning X-ray image of the universe
A breathtaking map of the entire sky around us has been captured by an X-ray telescope, revealing many mysteries hidden to optical telescopes.
Hurry up: Last chance to see a supermoon this year
There have already been three supermoons this year, and you won't get a chance to see one again until April 2021.
Biggest and brightest 'supermoon' of the year to rise tonight
Forget coronavirus for a second and take a look up at the sky tonight. If it's clear, you might be able to see a supermoon.