What do astronomers believe Planet 9 looks like?
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | February 21, 2017 7:28 am
Evidence has been building of a huge planet, known to astronomers only as Planet 9, which may be lurking at the outer regions of the solar system.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft makes close flyby of Jupiter
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | February 14, 2017 1:20 pm
On a recent flyby of the Jupiter, the NASA spacecraft Juno caught some amazing images of the Jovian South Pole, a feature-rich region.
Penumbral eclipse to be visible in Arizona sky on Friday evening
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | February 7, 2017 10:06 am
With the mild Arizona weather this week, you’ll have a chance to view a penumbral lunar eclipse on Friday evening.
An asteroid came within 32,000 miles of Earth on Sunday
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | January 31, 2017 12:54 pm
As we were going about our business on Sunday, a small asteroid known as 2017 BH30 — which is the size of a small truck — passed by Earth.
Jupiter and its 67 moons are pretty amazing, Europa could support life
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | January 24, 2017 12:11 pm
Jupiter has 67 known moons — the most of any planet in the solar system — and more are expected to be discovered by the Juno spacecraft.
Remembering astronaut legend Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | January 17, 2017 2:46 pm
Gene Cernan, the commander of Apollo 17, the last mission to the moon, will be remembered as a pioneer of space travel. He died Monday.
At least 14 stars could one day pass relatively close by Earth
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | January 11, 2017 10:49 am
There are some 14 stars that may come dangerously close to Earth, but the good news is that that may not happen for at least 240,000 years or so.
Light it up: 2017 skies open up with meteors and a comet
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | January 2, 2017 6:09 pm
Look to the northern skies tonight and into early Tuesday morning for one of the most amazing meteor showers of the year. The Quadrantid meteor shower will put on one of the year’s best shows, if you know just where to look and have clear skies.
See this three times: Betelgeuse star to be visible in Arizona’s winter skies
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | December 27, 2016 12:36 pm
It’s closer to the holiday season than Halloween, but a famous star called Betelgeuse will be visible in Arizona’s chilly skies.
Steve Kates/Dr. Sky | February 28, 2017 6:25 amComet Encke to be visible next month in Arizona skies