The winners of the 7th annual Earth & Sky Photo Contest highlight the fragile beauty of our heavens.
As the IAU General Assembly in Hawaii'i draws to a close, the results were still coming in: a new bevy of dwarf galaxies discovered around the Milky Way, the celebration of the first Dark-Sky Sanctuary, and a new directly imaged exoplanet to boot.
Do sunspots affect climate change? How can you name an exoplanet? Here are the latest results from the world's largest astronomy conference.
Patrick Poitevin welcomes participants of the 2004 Solar Eclipse Conference, held at the Open University in Milton Keynes, England. Click on the image to see a larger display of this photo.Courtesy Babak A. Tafreshi. From basic eclipse observation tips to complex solar physics, 25 presentations fascinated the more than 100…