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September 3, 2018
Weather Talk: The Milky Way is in prime view during September
September 3, 2018 - 5:24am
August 10, 2018
Perseid meteors as seen in August 2009. NASA / JPL / Special to The Forum
Massive meteor shower should reach its peak Aug. 12-13
August 10, 2018 - 6:25am
August 7, 2018
Perseid meteors shown in August 2009. Submitted photo / NASA/JPL
Star party planned to provide prime viewing of massive meteor shower
August 7, 2018 - 4:38pm
July 31, 2018
Weather Talk: A star passing a black hole confirms Einstein was right
July 31, 2018 - 4:21am
June 16, 2018
Weather Talk: Mars is giving us a good show this summer
June 16, 2018 - 5:07am
May 10, 2018
Weather Talk: Look for Jupiter in the night sky
May 10, 2018 - 4:00am
December 29, 2017
Kepler-90 is a 14th magnitude star in Draco near the border with Cygnus, a.k.a. the Northern Cross. Photo courtesy of Stellarium
AstroBob: Artificial intelligence helps nail 8-planet solar system like our own
December 29, 2017 - 12:30pm
December 24, 2017
Kepler-90 is a 14th magnitude star in Draco near the border with Cygnus, a.k.a. the Northern Cross. Courtesy photo / Stellarium
Artificial intelligence helps nail 8-planet solar system like our own
December 24, 2017 - 11:53am
December 17, 2017
An artist concept depicting one of NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft. Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft are celebrating 40 years in August and September 2017. NASA/JPL-Caltech
ASTROBOB: Voyager 1 Fires Thrusters After 37 Years, Gets New Lease On Life
December 17, 2017 - 11:15am
December 12, 2017
This visitor from beyond our solar system will be probed for signs of life
December 12, 2017 - 12:19pm
December 10, 2017
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the Cosmic Snake, a distant galaxy peppered with clumpy regions of intense star formation that appear warped by the effect of gravitational lensing. This giant arc-like galaxy is actually behind the huge galaxy cluster MACSJ1206.2-0847, but thanks to the cluster’s gravity, we can see it from Earth.
Behold the cosmic snake
December 10, 2017 - 8:47am
December 3, 2017
The human nose is practically useless for astronomy. Photo illustration by Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
AstroBob: What does a comet smell like?
December 3, 2017 - 8:49am
December 1, 2017
The moon will be full and unusually close to the Earth on Sunday night, Dec. 3. December’s full moon, called the Cold Moon, heralds the approach of winter. Kristine Sowl / USFWS
Get ready for a Supermoon weekend
December 1, 2017 - 4:03pm
November 19, 2017
Enjoy the view of Earth from the cupola of the International Space Station. Google maps
ASTRO BOB: Don your spacesuit, we're going for a ride
November 19, 2017 - 5:52am
November 5, 2017
Is this an evil pumpkin face or what? Stripped of its perpetually smoggy atmosphere, Titan, in this new Google map, reveals dark dunes, mountain chains and lakes. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Google Maps
ASTRO BOB: Don your spacesuit, we're going for a ride
November 5, 2017 - 8:55am
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