astronomy

Brightest moon in 68 years to light up skies as supermoon

The full moon on Monday will be the largest ever seen since 1948 as the satellite reaches its closest point to Earth to form what is known as a supermoon.

30-ton meteor discovered in Argentina at ancient meteor shower site

A 30-ton meteor - believed to be the world's second largest - was discovered in northern Argentina, a news report said Monday.

Solar eclipse plunges much of Indonesia into day-time darkness

A total solar eclipse plunged parts of the Indonesian archipelago into eerie day-time darkness on Wednesday. 

Massive meteorite burns up over the Atlantic - almost unnoticed

The largest space rock since the dramatic impact of a meteorite over Russia's Chelyabinsk two years ago burned up over the Atlantic almost unnoticed on February 6, reports said Wednesday.

US astronomers: There may be a ninth planet in solar system after all

Two US astronomers at a California university announced Wednesday they have found evidence of a ninth planet in the solar system.