Is There Water on Jupiter? Great Red Spot May Hold the Answer

Jupiter’s iconic storm, the Great Red Spot, may have just clued scientists in on an enthralling secret: the giant planet might have water. Jupiter is a special world. It’s the largest planet in our solar system, and likely was the first body to funnel the sun’s leftover elements to form, according to NASA. So, it’s no surprise, […]

Astronomy for Beginners

Ali Matinfar captured this image of stargazers under the Milky Way from the Mesr Desert in Iran. Ali Matinfar / Online Photo Gallery Did the astronomy bug bite you while you were out last night? Feeling inspired to learn about the wonders of the sky, the solar system, and all the science behind them? Let this page […]

Most people’s preparations for last year’s total solar eclipse involved tracking down protective glasses and booking hotels, but Zoran Mikic and his colleagues had another task on their plate: predicting what precisely the stunning spectacle would look like. That’s because Mikic is a solar scientist at Predictive Science Inc., a company that tackles scientific challenges, including modeling […]

khayam planetarium

A planetarium is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation. It is one of the most efficient tools in simulating all of the universe. The term planetarium was originally used to describe a type of mechanical model designed to portray […]