Astronomy

Eldis Sula
September 14, 2020 - 2:14 pm
Researchers have found evidence of a gas on Venus that suggests life could exist on the planet which experts consider inhospitable. Read more on RADIO.COM.
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In this April 11, 1970 photo made available by NASA, the Saturn V rocket carrying the crew of the Apollo 13 mission to the moon launches from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA via AP)
Associated Press
April 09, 2020 - 12:06 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 13′s astronauts never gave a thought to their mission number as they blasted off for the moon 50 years ago. Even when their oxygen tank ruptured two days later — on April 13. Jim Lovell and Fred Haise insist they’re not superstitious. They even use 13 in their...
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This Dec. 19, 2019, satellite image from Planet Lab Inc., that has been analyzed by experts at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, shows the March 16 Factory in Pyongsong, near Pyongyang, where North Korea manufactures military trucks used as mobile launchers for long-range missiles. This new satellite image on a North Korean missile-related site shows the construction of a new structure this month. (Planet Labs Inc, Middlebury Institute of International Studies via AP)
Associated Press
December 23, 2019 - 7:50 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A new satellite image of a factory where North Korea makes military equipment used to launch long-range missiles shows the construction of a new structure. The release of several images from Planet Labs comes amid concern that North Korea could launch a rocket or missile...
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Perseid Meteor Shower
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
August 12, 2019 - 4:55 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — If you want to catch some meteors streaking through the night sky, tonight's the night to do it. Accuweather The annual Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak Monday night and early Tuesday morning. “Up to 100 meteors per hour will occur during the peak night,” according to...
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moon
August 08, 2019 - 12:54 pm
(KMOX) — Stargazers should be eager to hear that this weekend Jupiter and Saturn will align with the moon. On Friday night, Aug. 9, the moon will appear close to Jupiter — the second-brightest planet after Venus, according to the Farmers' Almanac . Then on Saturday night, Aug. 10, the moon will be...
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waxing moon phase
July 31, 2019 - 2:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — You may have heard that a "Black Supermoon" will be in the sky tonight, but what does that mean? Contrary to its ominous name, a Black Moon is nothing to worry about. It is a nickname for the second New Moon occuring in one standard calendar month. It is typical for one New Moon...
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stars in the night sky
July 29, 2019 - 4:43 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — According to the American Meteor Society , two Meteor showers will be reaching their peak tonight, Monday July 29th- July 30th. Your weekly meteor program: https://t.co/NBJwH5kWt0 13 active meteor showers including the Alpha Capricornids and South Delta Aquariids (more about...
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Jupiter
Photo by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images
June 10, 2019 - 12:28 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Today Jupiter aligns with the Sun and Earth as it approaches the closest distance to our planet it will be at all year. This phenomenon allows the solar system's largest planet to be visible in the sky to the naked eye throughout the month of June. With a pair of binoculars or a...
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FILE - In this November 1969 photo provided by NASA, Apollo 12 mission Commander Charles P. "Pete" Conrad stands on the moon's surface. He was the third man to walk on the moon. On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, NASA's chief says the Trump administration's proposed $1.6 billion budget boost is a "good start" for putting astronauts back on the moon. (AP Photo/NASA)
May 14, 2019 - 3:17 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's chief said Tuesday that the Trump administration's proposed $1.6 billion budget boost is a "good start" for getting astronauts back on the moon within five years. Administrator Jim Bridenstine addressed employees a day after the White House introduced the budget...
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