Latest Astronomical transit Stories
In two more weeks, the Earth will get to view a spectacle that hasn't been seen in eight years, and will not be seen again until 2117.
More than a 150 years ago, before Neptune was ever sighted in the night sky, French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier predicted the planet's existence based on small deviations in the motion of Uranus.
NASA officials have announced plans to use the moon like a mirror in order to allow them to see the forthcoming transit of Venus across the face of the sun.
A once-in-a-lifetime event is on its way -- an event that hasn’t occurred since 1882 and will not occur again until 2117 -- and will be a spectacular event for millions of people all around the world.
Skywatchers are in for a real treat this week as Jupiter, Venus and other objects in the solar system put on a spectacular nighttime show.
Three months before the last transit of Venus this century, scientists are gathering at the Observatoire de Paris to finalize their observation plans in a workshop supported by the Europlanet Research Infrastructure and the EGIDE/PHC Sakura Program.
When a planet runs five minutes late, astronomers get excited because it suggests that another world is nearby.
Positional Astronomy -- Positional astronomy is the study of the positions of celestial objects. This is the oldest branch of astronomy and dates back to antiquity. Observations of celestial objects are important for religious and astrological purposes, as well as for timekeeping. Ancient structures associated with positional astronomy include: -- Chichn Itz -- The Medicine Wheel -- The Pyramids -- Stonehenge -- The Temple of the Sun The unaided human eye can...
- Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.