Astronomy

Project Blue Kickstarter Hopes to Find Another Earth

We all know about 'The Pale Blue Dot' - a picture of our ocean-covered home planet from far, far away. But what if there were another...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 25 November 2016 - 1:09PM

How to Watch the Leonid Meteor Shower on Thursday

The Leonid meteor shower peaks every year in the early morning of November 17, offering stargazers a fantastic opportunity to see a...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 1:55PM

The Most Spectacular Pictures of Last Night's Supermoon

Early this morning, the so-called "supermoon," the Moon's closest approach to Earth since 1948, reached its peak. The Earth's...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 November 2016 - 4:39PM

Astronomers Discover Canyons and Rivers of Liquid Methane on Titan

Saturn's moon Titan has always been a mystery, especially because its dense atmosphere wouldn't allow astronomers to peek at its...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 - 3:15PM

Stephen Hawking's "Breakthrough Listen" Project Is Investigating A Possible Alien Megastructure

Stephen Hawking has been pretty explicit about what he thinks of contacting aliens: if they call, don't answer. Hawking is also one of...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 2:18PM

Don't Get Excited About Those "Alien Signals" Just Yet

Today, a study was published that announced the news we've all been waiting for: aliens are trying to talk to us. More specifically,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 - 4:21PM

A Rare "Black Moon" Appears Tonight for North American Stargazers

Tonight, September 30th, North American skywatchers might see something strange: a patch of sky with no stars, caused by a rare "black...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 September 2016 - 1:10PM

Scientists Reveal the Secret of the Giant Space Blob

A weird, greenish blob in the sky near the Aquarius constellation has puzzled astronomers since its discovery in 2000--what was making...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 - 1:10PM

The Winners for the Best Astronomy Photos of 2016 Have Been Revealed

Each year, the Royal Observatory Greenwich chooses the most beautiful, informative, out-of-this world photos that captured the wonder...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 16 September 2016 - 11:15AM

Astronomers Receive Radio Signal That Is a "Good Candidate" for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Have we just made contact with extraterrestrial life? (Or, more accurately, has extraterrestrial life just made contact with us?) An...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 August 2016 - 2:01PM

The Observable Universe is 320 Million Light-Years Smaller Than We Previously Believed

The Planck satellite has recently gathered data that has led to some new calculations regarding the size of the observable universe....

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 4:06PM

Astronomers Discover Milky Way-Sized Galaxy That’s Almost Entirely Dark Matter

Dark matter has been elusive to astronomers for decades; it composes approximately 27% of the matter in the observable universe, and...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 August 2016 - 3:39PM

It's Confirmed: An Earth-Like Exoplanet Has Been Found in Our Nearest Star System

Earlier this month, rumors started flying that astronomers had found a small, terrestrial planet orbiting in the Goldilocks zone of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 - 1:46PM

A Mayan Astronomer Calculated the Movements of Venus Over 1,000 Years Ago

In an ancient Mayan text called the Dresden Codex, stargazers created a "Venus chart," which maps a type of "leap year" in the Mayan...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 - 1:44PM

Report: Earth-Like Planet Found in Our Nearest Star System

Over the last few years, Kepler has discovered thousands of exoplanets, several of which are considered to be potentially...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 August 2016 - 4:21PM

Check Out Two Amazing Photos of the Pillars of Creation--Zoomed Out

The "Pillars of Creation" is arguably the most famous and beloved space photo of all time. While it was beautiful and iconic when it...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 August 2016 - 12:17PM

How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower Next Week, Now with Double the Meteors

Each year, the Perseid meteor shower lights up the sky when Earth travels through the cloud of dust and debris trailing behind...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 August 2016 - 11:47AM

Scientists Catalog All of the Exoplanets That Could Be "New Earths"

Over the last few years, scientists have found hundreds of new exoplanets, many of which lie in their stars' habitable zones. Now, a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 - 4:18PM

Astronomers Discover New Dwarf Planet 10 Billion Miles from the Sun

Move over, Pluto. An international team of astronomers has just discovered an icy dwarf planet in the disk of small objects beyond...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 July 2016 - 5:35PM

Astronomers Say This Planet With 3 Suns is the Weirdest Exoplanet Ever Discovered

Tatooine-style planets that orbit a dual star-system are a dime a dozen these days, but planets that orbit three stars are a much...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 08 July 2016 - 6:53AM