Astronomers have found evidence of phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus, which may be associated with the presence of life.
In the news recently, the Canadian Space Agency named a new president, three stars mess up a planetary disc, and a new search for E.T. finds nothing so far.
See zodiacal light this week, visible in the dark new Moon sky. Later this week, look for Mercury near the crescent Moon.
Managing editor Allendria Brunjes talks about the changing world, and how the astronomy community can learn to adapt.
In This Week’s Sky, Mars starts a retrograde loop while Jupiter completes one. Neptune reaches opposition near Phi Aquarii, and a waning crescent Moon meets Venus.
Get ready for September’s night sky with this guide to the planets in our Solar System.
This week, the Moon meets with Mars. The Red Planet will also experience a solstice and the start of its northern winter.
In the news recently: dust caused Betelgeuse’s dimming, a weird dent in in Earth’s magnetic field, and Canadian tech sees action at an asteroid and on the ISS.
This week is excellent for lunar gazing as the Moon waxes and passes Jupiter and Saturn.
It’s a quiet week — but you can use the New Moon time to take a good look at the stars.
Evidence builds for Ceres’ watery underground, a Milky Way-like galaxy is found in the young universe, and Mars might be a colder planet than imagined in its early history.
After the Perseids peak August 11-12, a double shadow transit on Jupiter and the crescent Moon passing close to Venus bring excitement to the weekend.
In this week’s sky, a Full Moon that wanes and meets Mars, and Comet NEOWISE passes close to Messier 53.