This Maine Farm is Harvesting the Sun’s Power While it Picks the Blueberries

Carey: I’m standing on a hillside. All around me are short shrubs with purple stems and waxy leaves. A brisk December wind moves through the lowbush blueberry bushes. But among the plants sits an odd sight… row after row of solar panels.  You’ve heard of solar farms. And you’ve heard of blueberry farms. But a … Read more

NASA picks Lockheed Martin to build rocket to carry Mars samples back to Earth

NASA’s Mars sample-return plan continues to come together. The agency announced on Monday (Feb. 7) that it has selected the aerospace company Lockheed Martin to build the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), a small rocket that will launch pristine Red Planet samples back toward Earth a decade or so from now. “Committing to the Mars Ascent … Read more

Best telescopes: Top picks for viewing planets, galaxies, stars and more

If you’re looking for the best telescopes of 2022, then you’ve come to the right place. Our handy guide of the best telescopes is perfect for seasoned astronomers, who want nothing but the best views of deep-sky targets like galaxies and nebulas, as well as beginners trying their hand at skywatching for the first time. … Read more

Telescope deals: Top picks from Celestron, Sky-Watcher and others

There are a good number of year-end telescope deals available, if you’re trying to pick up a cheap model. If you’re looking to gift a new telescope to a budding astronomer, you’re in luck, as plenty of the best telescopes for beginners and best telescopes for kids are currently discounted. Below, you’ll find a mix … Read more

Best binoculars 2021: Top picks for stargazing

A good pair of binoculars are an indispensable tool for anyone interested in astronomy, and we’ve put together our recommendations of the very best binoculars your money can buy.  When choosing the best binoculars it can be tempting to go for the highest magnification, but think again. Binoculars deliver such amazing views of the night … Read more