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April’s Lyrid Meteor Shower
The Moon gets in the way of April's Lyrid meteor shower, but it's still worth scanning the sky for the chance of fireballs. The post April’s Lyrid Meteor Shower appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Part 1 of 'The Orville' Season Finale Shows Humanity in Series' Characters
A slower, thoughtful episode beautifully observes and parodies human behavior in "The Orville" season's penultimate episode.
We Could Soon Watch a Black Hole in Action, Gobbling Up Matter in Real Time
The huge team behind the Event Horizon Telescope already made news with their first image of a black hole. But they've got bigger ambitions.
April's Lyrid Meteors Peak Early this Week, But the Moon May Interfere
One of the oldest known annual meteor showers, peaking early this week, may unfortunately be hindered by an almost-full moon.
On This Day in Space! April 19, 1971: World's 1st Space Station Launches into Orbit
On April 19, 1971, the Soviet Union launched the world's first space station, Salyut 1. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space videos series!
On This Day in Space! April 20, 2016: Moon Doesn't Turn Green, Despite Internet Rumors
On April 20, 2016, the moon did not turn green, despite a viral internet meme. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space videos series!
Image of the Day
Here's a colorful cosmic Easter egg to start off your holiday weekend! The Egg Nebula, seen here in a view from the Hubble Space Telescope, is a "preplanetary nebula," or a cloud of dust and gas ejected from a dying star and illuminated by the star's last bit of light.
Tiny Mercury May Have a Solid Metallic Core That Rivals Earth's
A solid metallic core nearly as large as Earth's might be lurking deep within the solar system's smallest planet.
Hubble Celebrates Its 29th Anniversary with Stunning View of Southern Crab Nebula
In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers captured this colorful look at the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula. On April 24, 1990, Hubble was launched on the space shuttle Discovery. It has since revolutionized how astronomers and the general public see the Universe. The images it provides [...]
April Full Moon 2019: The 'Pink Moon' Rises Tonight!
The full moon of April, called the Pink Moon, will occur on April 19 at 7:12 a.m. EDT (1112 GMT).