Maya nobility performed bloodletting sacrifices to strengthen a 'dying' sun god during solar eclipses

07.04.2024 22:00, SPACE.com

The Maya created a complex calendar system to regulate their world — one of the most accurate of pre-modern times....

Coding the cosmos: Building an app for the total solar eclipse 2024 (op-ed)

07.04.2024 17:00, SPACE.com

We built an app for the 2024 solar eclipse and here's why it's a labor of love.

My dogs and I watched the 2017 total solar eclipse, but we won't travel for this one

07.04.2024 17:00, SPACE.com

An account of the 2017 "Great American Eclipse" as viewed from Oregon — with my dogs.

SpaceX rocket launches 11 satellites, including one for South Korea, on Bandwagon-1 rideshare flight (photos)

07.04.2024 17:00, SPACE.com

SpaceX is set to launch 11 satellites on the Bandwagon-1 rideshare mission tonight (April 7) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida....

White House directs NASA to create a new time zone for the moon

07.04.2024 16:00, SPACE.com

The White House has tasked NASA with creating a new time zone for the moon by the end of 2026, as part of the United States' broader goal to establish international norms in space....

'Beacon 23' series returns to MGM+ on April 7 with glowing blue rocks and alien artifacts

07.04.2024 15:00, SPACE.com

Season Two of MGM+'s sci-fi mystery show is back with new characters and more cosmic conflict on April 7.

Which places on Earth witness the most solar eclipses?

07.04.2024 14:00, SPACE.com

In the buildup to the April 8 total solar eclipse, researchers set about discovering how often cities experience eclipses and where, if anywhere, on Earth witnesses the most of these events....

The 5 stages of the 2024 total solar eclipse explained for April 8

07.04.2024 12:00, SPACE.com

The biggest natural astronomical event of 2024, April 8's total solar eclipse, is almost here. Here is how the event will path out on the path of totality it sweeps across....

I'm driving 6 hours through New York's Adirondacks to see the 2024 total solar eclipse from Potsdam. Here's why.

06.04.2024 17:00, SPACE.com

The first total solar eclipse I saw in 2017 was a work event. For the 2024 total solar eclipse, I'm bringing my kid....

This Week In Space podcast: Episode 105 — Apoc-eclipse 2024!

06.04.2024 16:18, SPACE.com

On Episode 105 of This Week In Space, Rod and Tariq talk with astronomer and meteorologist Joe Rao about the solar eclipse of 2024....

Total solar eclipse 2024: Here's the national weather forecast for April 8

06.04.2024 16:12, SPACE.com

What does the weather look like for the April 8 total solar eclipse? Here we take a look at the national weather forecast to find out....

William Shatner is beaming in to see the 2024 total solar eclipse from Indiana (video)

06.04.2024 16:00, SPACE.com

Star Trek's William Shatner spoke about his upcoming visit to Bloomington, Indiana, for the April 8 total solar eclipse....

SpaceX fires up huge Super Heavy booster ahead of 4th Starship test flight (photos, video)

06.04.2024 14:00, SPACE.com

SpaceX conducted an engine test with its latest Super Heavy booster on Friday (April 5), readying the giant vehicle for the next Starship launch....

I'm headed to Indiana to prove myself wrong about solar eclipses on April 8

06.04.2024 14:00, SPACE.com

Solar eclipses have never felt like a big deal to me, but I'm headed to Indiana Motor Speedway to give one a chance on April 8....

NASA’s New Hubble E-Book Spotlights Universe’s Best-Kept Dark Secrets

06.04.2024 14:00, NASA Breaking News

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope team has released a new downloadable e-book in the Hubble Focus series, called “Hubble Focus: The Dark Universe.” This e-book highlights the mission’s recent discoveries about two mysterious components of our...

The April 8 solar eclipse will bring weird sights, sounds and feelings

06.04.2024 12:00, SPACE.com

As the skies darken during the total solar eclipse on Monday (April 8), onlookers in the path of totality will experience a wave of strange phenomena that could confuse and delight them....

NASA Astronaut Loral O’Hara, Crewmates Return from Space Station

06.04.2024 10:31, NASA Breaking News

NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara returned to Earth after a six-month research mission aboard the International Space Station on Saturday, along with Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and Belarus spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya. The...

Holy Stone HS360S drone review

06.04.2024 10:30, SPACE.com

The Holy Stone HS360S is a budget sub-250 g drone with lots to like but weak camera performance.

Soyuz capsule with crew of 3, including 1st female astronaut from Belarus, lands safely to end ISS mission

06.04.2024 10:21, SPACE.com

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three people, including the first female Belarusian in space, landed in Kazakhstan early this morning (April 6)....

Southern Illinois will get its 2nd solar eclipse in a decade this year

05.04.2024 22:51, SPACE.com

It's already rare for a single location to experience a total solar eclipse, but on April 8, Carbondale, Illinois will see its second one within a decade....