Astronomy

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Look Up! Clear Skies Offer Perfect Chance To See Venus, Jupiter In Metro Detroit

You couldn’t ask for a better night to gaze at the sky.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2015

Venus (L) and Jupiter (R) rise together in a rare conjunction over the Hell Gate (rear) and Robert F. Kennedy (front) Bridges in the early morning of August 18, 2014 in New York. The two planets were separated by about 0.25 degrees as viewed from Earth. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Look Up! Spot Rare ‘Double Star’ In The Sky Tuesday Night

There will be something special to see in the night sky on June 30…

CBS Detroit–06/30/2015

The moon is seen as it nears a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 in Burbank, California. People in most of north and south America should be able to witness the year's first total lunar eclipse, which will cause a 'blood moon' and is the first of four in a rare Tetrad of eclipses over the next two years. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Look Up! Total Lunar Eclipse Before Sunrise Saturday

Will we get a good look at it here in Southeast Michigan? It depends…

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2015

Comet Lovejoy is visible near Earth's horizon behind airglow in this nighttime image photographed by NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, onboard the International Space Station on Dec. 22, 2011. (credit: NASA)

Look Up! Comet Lovejoy To Come Closest To Earth Tuesday Night

If the weather cooperates, metro Detroiter sky-gazers will enjoy an appearance by Comet Lovejoy this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/05/2015

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Vatican Astronomer Visits Michigan Following Award

A Vatican astronomer and Jesuit brother from the Detroit area has won a prestigious award from the American Astronomical Society.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2014

Composite Photograph of all visible Perseid meteor activity on August 12, 2013 from 2:28 - 3:32am, as seen from Bracebridge Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. (credit: istock) File

Eyes To The Skies! Tonight’s The Night To See The Perseids Meteor Shower

It’s been an annual event for over 2,000 years …

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/13/2014

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Friday The 13th Brings Strange Celestial Events

For many it will be a good day to look up, for others it’s one to hide under the bed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2014

Composite Photograph of all visible Perseid meteor activity on August 12, 2013 from 2:28 - 3:32am, as seen from Bracebridge Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. (credit: istock) File

Look Up! Brand New Meteor Shower Expected Overnight

Clear skies will make for prime viewing conditions, the experts say.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2014

In this image provided by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, the planet Jupiter is pictured July 23, 2009 in Space. Today, September 9, 2009. (Photo by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images)

Look Up! Jupiter To Appear 3 Times Brighter

You might spot something special in sky Tuesday night.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2014

Astronomers have, for the first time, directly measured the mass of a mysterious source of X-ray light in the Pinwheel Galaxy, one of our nearest spiral neighbors. Turns out it's composed of an ultra-bright stellar-mass black hole and an orbiting star. Image credit: Jifeng Liu

UM Astronomer: Extreme Black Hole More Luminous Than Thought Possible

For decades, astronomers have puzzled over an odd source of X-ray light in an arm of the Pinwheel Galaxy, just off the handle of the Big Dipper.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2013

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