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Today, i.e. on 9 th May, people from this planet can experience a rare celestial event. The planet Mercury will move directly between the Sun and the Earth. Viewers from Earth will watch Mercury (which will look like a small dark spot) to move across the face of Sun.

Check http://www.basicastro.com/mercury-transit-9may-2016.html for details.
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A team from Australian National University (ANU) discovered a star which is the oldest known star in the Universe. This discovery should revolutionaze human understanding of beginning and evolution of this Universe following the Big Bang.'
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Scientists confirms that Voyager 1 probe finally went out of Solar system and become the first human made object to reach interstellar space beyond Solar system.
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The Mars hoax has come again !!!
It is circulated in many social networking sites for some time that Mars will look as big as Moon on 27th August 2013. It will be a really a great view if this is true but unfortunately the story is a hoax.
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http://www.basicastro.com/lyriad-meteor-shower.html

The 2013 Lyriad Meteor Shower as seen from Windy Point Vista on Mt Lemmon, Tuscon, Arizona

(Picture credit and copyright Sean Parker Photography)
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On April 25, 2013, a partial lunar eclipse will take place. This is the first of three lunar eclipses in 2013. This one is the second shortest partial eclipse of the Moon for the 21st century, lasting...
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European Space Agency's Herschel space observatory has confirmed the sign of water vapour around the dwarf planet Ceres. It is the first clear detection of water vapour in the object around the asteroid belt. It is also one of the few bodies in the solar system which hold this property.
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Two Indian scientists, Subhashis Roy from NCRA and Sabyasachi Pal from ICSP have recently discovered a supernova remnant named as G354.4+0.0 which is only a few hundred years old.
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Amazing hurricane in Saturn.

http://www.basicastro.com/monster-hurricane-on-saturn.html

The picture is taken by Cassini spacecraft of NASA.
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Today Russia declare intention to send a female astronaut into space. This is the first time in last two decades Russia will try woman in space.
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