2017 Astronomical Events Check out our calendar of some of astronomical events for sky watchers. Most of these natural occurrences can be observed with the naked eye but use a pair of binoculars or a telescope for best viewing.
Its Neptune's happy anniversary! It's taken Neptune a whole year to make an orbit around the sun.but that's a Neptune year of 165 Earth years! Read more below, and I also wanted to share this great link from Goddard Space Flight Center:
spaceexp: A montage of New Horizons images of Jupiter and its volcanic moon Io, taken during the spacecraft’s Jupiter flyby in early The image shows a major eruption in progress on Io’s night side, at the northern volcano Tvashtar
clouds of interstellar gas and dust — the raw material for new star formation. The nebula, located light-years away in the constellation Carina, contains a central cluster of huge, hot stars, called NGC 3603