Andrew Fazekas

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National Geographic Live Announces Fall 2016 Season Schedule: Lineup features a focus on photography and more than 15 events, including explorer talks, photo walks and student programs

Today, National Geographic Live announces its fall 2016 season lineup featuring some of the best explorers, photographers and adventurers in their fields. The broad range of programming, which will be presented at National Geographic’s downtown headquarters, continues Nat Geo Live’...

Monster Sunspot Threatens Earth With Solar Storms

The solar eclipse may steal the week’s heavenly headlines, but a monster sunspot—the likes of which hasn’t been seen for years—has turned toward Earth and may spew some serious solar storms. From the moment the gigantic ...

Mars Spacecraft Snag Comet Views

Update November 7, 2014: NASA scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, report that analyses by the MAVEN mission and other Mars-orbiting spacecraft reveal that the red planet likely enjoyed a nighttime meteor shower due to the comet. Thousands of ...

Comet’s Near Miss with Mars on Tap for Sunday

A once-in-a-million-year close encounter comes to Mars on Sunday. A comet will zoom past the red planet, and space observers are ready. A flotilla of spacecraft will enjoy a ringside seat, precariously close as the speeding mountain-sized snowball barnstorms the ...

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Buzzes Beehive, Comet Barnstorms Mars

Sky-watchers enjoy parting views of Saturn, the “lord of the rings,” this week, along with the moon joining a star cluster and a historic encounter between the red planet and an icy interloper.  Sinking Saturn. Starting Tuesday, October 14, sky-watchers get ...

Volcanoes Reveal Lunar Eruptions Long-Lived

Astronomers are moonstruck! The man in the moon, we learned just last week, formed from dark flowing lava over three billion years ago, instead of a long supposed giant asteroid impact. Now, we learn that same volcanism may have kept ...

Blood Moon Thrills Sky-Watchers

The blood moon passes over the National Mall in Washington, D.C. early Wednesday morning, October 8, 2014. The moon blushed red for sky-watchers across North America and much of the Pacific region early this morning, offering prime views of a total ...

Amazing Photo of Wild Duck Cluster

A flock of celestial ducks take flight in a stunning new snapshot released on Wednesday, offering astronomers a lesson on how stars are made and sky-watchers a reminder of a fun viewing opportunity. Using the keen digital eye of the 7.2...

6 Sky Events This Week: Cosmic Swan and Eagle Take Flight

A trove of celestial treasures—including the chance to track down a cosmic swan and eagle—come sky-watchers’ way this week, thanks to the moon acting as a guidepost. On top of that, the “king of asteroids” is meeting up ...

Astronomers Clue in to Why Binary Stars Are So Bountiful

Everyone needs some alone time—even stars. Astronomers now think they have an explanation as to why so many stars are single or double stars. While most stars are born in clustered stellar nurseries, the great majority we see across ...

Monsters Gobble Galaxies to Grow

When it comes to galaxies, it’s survival of the largest. Monster galaxies grow by cannibalizing their smaller neighbors, instead of birthing new stars on their own. In a new study, led by Aaron Robotham of the University of Western ...

4 Sky Events This Week: Rival of Mars Does Battle With Red Planet

As seasons change and a new spacecraft sets up shop around Mars, sky-watchers can see the red planet face off with a rival, a treat along with other celestial treasures.  September equinox. The autumn season in the Northern Hemisphere and ...

Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

  Ever look up and wonder how many stars are out there in the night sky, and where did all these stars come from? Now astronomers have actually counted every single twinkling star visible from the night skies of Earth—...