New RSS Widget Cosmic Lens Provides Unique View of Supernova 2017-04-21T14:44:43.000000Z Astronomers have discovered a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova that will soon give them a new measure of the universe’s expansion. The post Cosmic Lens Provides Unique View of Supernova appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Fred Espenak’s Webinar on Basic Eclipse Photography 2017-04-21T14:02:31.000000Z As August 21st's awesome solar eclipse draws nearer, it's a great time to get valuable basic tips on how to photograph this spectacle — even with your smartphone — from Fred Espenak, a.k.a. "Mr. Eclipse," during S&T's live webinar on Tuesday, April 25th. The post Fred Espenak’s Webinar on Basic ... Welcome to LHS 1140b: A Super-Earth in the Habitable Zone 2017-04-19T20:28:25.000000Z The MEarth exoplanet survey nabs LHS 1140 b, a rocky planet transiting its host star just 41 light-years distant. The post Welcome to LHS 1140b: A Super-Earth in the Habitable Zone appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Lyrids to Put on a Weekend Light Show 2017-04-19T14:14:48.000000Z The annual Lyrid meteor shower will add some pop and sizzle to Saturday's pre-dawn sky. With little interference from the Moon, conditions are ideal for meteor watching. The post Lyrids to Put on a Weekend Light Show appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Watch Milky Way’s Stars Move 5 Million Years into the Future 2017-04-17T13:00:06.000000Z Astronomers have transformed star data from the Gaia and Hipparcos missions into a video that predicts stellar motions millions of years from now. The post Watch Milky Way’s Stars Move 5 Million Years into the Future appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Enceladus: Hydrothermal Heating Confirmed 2017-04-13T18:01:38.000000Z Astronomers have more evidence that the hidden ocean inside Saturn’s moon Enceladus is heated by hydrothermal activity. The post Enceladus: Hydrothermal Heating Confirmed appeared first on Sky & Telescope. See a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid From Your Backyard 2017-04-12T15:25:58.000000Z Get ready for 2014 JO25, the biggest asteroid to fly this close to Earth since 2004. Good news — even a 3-inch telescope will show it! Update: See below for a radar image and animation of 2014 JO25 captured by NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar on April 18, 2017. Every week, a handful of new Earth-... Sun Triggers Ceres’ Fleeting Atmosphere 2017-04-11T20:38:24.000000Z Planetary scientists think the Sun may inadvertently create a transitory, tenuous atmosphere around the dwarf planet Ceres — and in an unexpected way. The post Sun Triggers Ceres’ Fleeting Atmosphere appeared first on Sky & Telescope. News and Views from NEAF 2017 2017-04-11T14:54:41.000000Z Our editors have just returned from the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), the world's largest astronomy and space tradeshow. The post News and Views from NEAF 2017 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. ALMA Captures Stellar Fireworks in Orion 2017-04-11T14:07:35.000000Z Stellar fireworks are what remains of a centuries-old explosion, the concussive consequence of four stars that came together in a gravitational tussle. The post ALMA Captures Stellar Fireworks in Orion appeared first on Sky & Telescope.