Recent Astronomical Events
Comet Shoemaker Levy Colliding with Jupiter
Spectacular images of Jupiter during and after impacts, when over twenty fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 smashed into the planet in July 1994. Click here to read more.
Solar Flares caught by SOHO
This mega-flare was seen being spewed out by the Sun starting at 20:29 CET on 4 November 2003. This video sequence was captured by SOHO’s Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope. Don’t worry about the image being green – it’s just the filter they used in order to see.Click here to read more.
In this video below, astronomers blocked out the sun (seen as a white circle in the center of the red disk) so they could see the action in the corona.