Features

WASP-18b
September 18, 2014

A planet may be causing the star it orbits to act much older than it actually is, according to new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This discovery shows how a massive planet can affect the behavior of its parent star.

September 15, 2014

Observatory Night lectures will take place on the third Thursday of the month from September through November. We will also hold one on the first Thursday of December.

sun's interface region
September 12, 2014

On September 10, 2014, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) satellite observed its largest solar flare since launching in June of 2013.