The much anticipated Orionid meteor shower that is to dazzle star gazers over the following few nights, is going to be dulled to perhaps nothing due to the expected cloud cover heading for the Netherlands.
Armchair and professional astronomers alike were able to witness a total lunar eclipse early Monday morning in the Netherlands despite widespread predictions of cloud cover. The event was dubbed a "Blood supermoon" or "Super blood moon" by some, as the eclipse made the moon appear to take on a deep shade of crimson while the satellite was near its closest approach of Earth for this year.
The Faculty of Astronomy at the Radboud University of Nijmegen wants to capture the first image of a black hole in history using the world's largest virtual telescope. The black hole the university aims to capture is called Sagittarius A*, the existence of which has not yet been confirmed.
PhD Student Stephen Peters of the University of Groningen has uncovered new research about one of the greatest scientific mysteries in nature and astronomy; dark matter.
The biggest telescope in the world will soon bring the mysteries of the universe a few steps closer, as project developers begin readying the top of a 3,000 meter-high mountain in Chile to form the base of the telescope, which will be large enough to capture life on other planets.
The launch of a Dutch-built robotic arm for the International Space Station (ISS) has been delayed once again. This time, the delay comes from problems with a Russian unit. The European Robotic Arm (ERA) may only be launched at the end of next year, at the earliest.