Giant Asteroid Will Fly By Earth On Wednesday, Close Enough To See By TelescopeAn asteroid estimated to be 1.2 miles wide will fly by Earth early Wednesday morning, but it's not expected to collide with our planet.
Jupiter, Saturn And The Moon To Line Up In Night Sky This WeekThe night skies in August are full of celestial wonders, including bright planets and a meteor shower.
Black Supermoon Coming This Week; What It Is And How You Can See ItSo you've heard of a blood moon, and maybe even a blue moon, but what about a black moon?
Timing Is Everything: Astronomers Explain The Meteor That Lit Up The Sky WednesdayThat bright light everyone was talking about last night is believed to have been a meteor —but the timing of it is what created such a dramatic image.
Tonight You Can See Uranus With The Naked EyeAll jokes aside, tonight is the night if you want to see Uranus. On Oct. 19, the plant will be directly opposite the sun, bringing it closer to earth and making it brighter than usual.
Spacecraft's Landing On Comet Fits In With Sacramento State Astronomy Class' CurriculumThe Rosetta Space Probe deployed the lander early Wednesday morning and it made a successful landing on the comet at around 8 a.m. Sacramento time.
New Theory Says Earth Had Two MoonsEarth once had two moons, until one of them made the fatal mistake of smacking into its big sister in what is being called the "big splat," some astronomers theorize.
Best Sacramento Area Star Gazing SpotsSacramento itself has a little too much light pollution for star gazing, but amatuer astronomer can find dark skies at the Blue Canyon Airport, the BLM Cronan Ranch parking lot, the Ice House Observation Plateau and more.