Science news articles about 'backyard telescope'

  • Space Station Construction Visible Through Backyard Telescopes

    ... the shuttle-station combo with their naked eyes and view the changing outlines of the ISS through backyard telescopes ...
  • Amateur Astronomers See Perseids Hit the Moon

    ... hitting not only Earth but also the Moon. They recorded the impacts using backyard telescopes and off-the-shelf cameras, showing that "lunar meteors" are easy targets for amateur observatories ...
  • Green Comet Approaches Earth

    ... encounter later this month. The green double-tailed comet is putting on a fine show for backyard telescopes and could soon become visible to the unaided ...
  • Weekend Sky Show: Little Green Comet Nears Earth

    First reported late last month, the currently tail-less comet Yi-SWAN should be visible to backyard telescopes in the Northern Hemisphere from mid-April until about mid-May.
  • Amateur astronomer spots Earth-sized scar on Jupiter

    ... Australian astronomer looking through his backyard telescope has discovered that a large comet or asteroid ... taken by the US space agency's infrared telescope in Hawaii show a scar in the atmosphere near ...
  • What Hit Jupiter?

    Two weeks after something slammed into Jupiter, creating a cloud of debris that is still easy to see through backyard telescopes, researchers are wondering ... what was the impactor?
  • NASA Moon "Bombings" Friday: Sky Show, Water Expected

    With its "bombing" of the moon early tomorrow, NASA's LCROSS satellite may beat a telltale signature of water out of a shadowy crater—and all you need to see it is a good backyard telescope.
  • Astronomers Use Backyard Telescopes to Discover a Super-Earth

    ... array of 16-inch telescopes that any amateur stargazer could have in their garage or backyard. The new world ... from Earth, and became visible to Earth-based telescopes during a planetary eclipse when it passed in front ...
  • Jupiter Impact: Mystery of the Missing Debris

    ... , struck the planet's cloudtops, and disintegrated, producing a flash of light so bright it was visible in backyard telescopes on Earth. Soon, observers around ...
  • Caught in the act: Fireballs light up Jupiter

    ... , marking the first time Earth-based telescopes have captured relatively small objects burning ... bright freckles on Jupiter that were visible through backyard telescopes - occurred on June 3, 2010 ...
  • Observe The Close Encounter Of Comet 103P/Hartley 2

    ... visible to the unaided eye. With binoculars, it will appear even better as a fuzzy, green blob, and a backyard telescope will offer excellent viewing. read ...
  • Super Storm on Saturn

    A storm of rare power has formed in Saturn's northern hemisphere. Wreaking havoc for months, it now stretches around the entire planet and can be seen through backyard telescopes.
  • Invisible world discovered

    ... -magnitude star is well placed for viewing by backyard telescopes on September evenings. Kepler locates ... and calculated the expected location of the unseen world. Telescopes soon observed Neptune near its predicted ...
  • Asteroid to make closest approach since 1975

    ... bright 21-mile (34-km) -wide asteroid will be visible with even modest backyard telescopes, approaching magnitude 8, possibly even 7. It hasn’t come this close ...
  • Black hole surprise in ancient star cluster

    ... cluster in our galaxy. M22 is about 10,000 light years from Earth but can be seen clearly with a backyard telescope. "M22 may contain as many as 100 black ...

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