Venus has an electric wind strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, a phenomena that may have helped to strip the planet of its oceans;
SciShowSpace discuses the new techniques astronomers have used to find the 1,284 recently discovered exoplanets;
On July 4, 2016 NASA’s Juno spacecraft will enter orbit around Jupiter, passing closer to the gas giant than any spacecraft before;
Astronomers are comparing archival observations from Swift with data from the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton observatory and the Japan-led Suzaku satellite to identify the reflections of X-ray flares eruptions of a blackhole;
This month Phil Plait teaches us about High Mass Stars, White Dwarfs and Planetary Nebulae in his Astronomy Crash Course series.
In 1955, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) moved to Cambridge, MA after establishing a relationship with Harvard College Observatory. On July 1, 1973, they merged to form the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Happy almost 45th, CfA! #TBThursday