Last month, Canadian teen William Gadoury created a sensation by claiming to have discovered a lost Maya city using star maps. Experts said it was utter nonsense and quickly shrugged it off. Gadoury has now spoken to National Geographic, and it’s clear the teen is not backing down.
Using an unprecedented technique of matching stars to the locations of temples on Earth, a 15-year-old Canadian student says he’s discovered a forgotten Maya city in Mexico. Images from space suggest he may actually be onto something—but experts say it’s something much simpler.
As the world still mourns the passing of David Bowie, we can take some comfort that he’s posthumously received the most appropriate tribute ever: a constellation named after him, shaped in his iconic lightning bolt.
The Yutu rover is now scouring the lunar surface on a three-month mission to explore the dark lava plains of the Bay of Rainbows. The Chinese probe is also set to leave behind a powerful telescope. Here's what Yutu will see when it peers towards Earth — and what the eclipse of April 15th, 2014, might look like.
For stargazers everywhere, the challenge of interpreting the constellations can be a tricky one. What exactly could the belt of Orion or the Gemini twins be trying to tell us? Lucky for those in the Southern Hemisphere, then — this Monday they're getting a huge break. Venus, Jupiter, and our old friend the Moon are…