Astronomy

NASA's New Horizons Sends First Pictures of Pluto's Small Moons

Today is the 85th anniversary of our discovery of the icy dwarf planet Pluto, and to celebrate, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 February 2015 - 4:22PM

Alien Star Narrowly Missed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

The closest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, is 4.24 light years from our Sun. Scientists have just discovered that 70,000...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - 2:32PM

UK Sees Northern Lights Display that Observatory Calls the 'Best in Years'

The Aurora Borealis, affectionately known as the Northern Lights, put on a spectacular show over the Northumberland coast on Monday...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - 1:08PM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures Most Detailed Photos of Ceres Ever Taken

The Dawn mission has been discovering more and more about Ceres in recent months, and now the spacecraft has taken the sharpest images...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - 11:12AM

Mysterious Plumes on Mars May Be Extraterrestrial Auroras

Amateur astronomers have reported sightings of strange, plume-like features on Mars on two separate occasions in 2012, and ESA...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 11:49AM

Astronomers Capture Birth of Tatooine-Like Solar System for the First Time

Astronomers have captured close-up images of the birth of a multiple-star solar system for the first time. Although its creation is...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 4:12PM

Astronomers Find Evidence of Dark Matter-Filled Galaxy X

Back in 2009, astronomers inferred the existence of a small galaxy composed almost entirely of dark matter based on ripples of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 3:30PM

Hubble Catches a Galaxy Cluster Making a Smiley Face

The Hubble Space Telescope just captured an amazing picture of the Universe smiling down at Earth. The image depicts a galaxy cluster...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 12:42PM

Watch: NASA Captures Aurora Borealis at Sunrise from the ISS

At first, it looks like every other video of an aurora over the city lights at night. But upon closer examination, this NASA video...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 February 2015 - 4:44PM

NASA's Close-Up Images of Ceres Reveal Multiple Mysterious White Spots

The strange white spot on dwarf planet Ceres has been a subject of inquiry for a long time now, but as it turns out, the enigma is...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 February 2015 - 11:21AM

NASA's New Horizons Sends First Pictures of Pluto Back to Earth

New Horizons has sent back the first image of the elusive Pluto since NASA began its groundbreaking mission. Although the images are...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 9:51AM

Hubble Captures Images of Galaxies that Have Been Merging for Hundreds of Millions of Years

Today, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured breathtaking images of a galaxy being slowly pulled apart while it merges with...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 January 2015 - 12:45PM

There May Be an Exoplanet Ring System 200 Times the Size of Saturn's

Could there be a giant ring system that's 200 times the size of Saturn's famous rings? University of Rochester’s Eric Mamajek...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 - 11:02AM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures New Images of Mysterious Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is closing in on its goal of reaching Ceres, and in the process of doing so, it has just produced some of the...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 12:18PM

New Chilean Telescope Is Now Searching for Earth-Like Planets

A newly unveiled telescope in Chile may be revolutionary in discovering relatively small alien planets that are currently orbiting...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 January 2015 - 4:16PM

Space Suite: Artist Animates Cassini and Hubble Images to Visualize the Universe

Realistic animation of space is all the rage these days, but even so, this beautiful video stands out among the pack. Visual effects...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 11:26AM

Hubble's Pillars of Creation Then and Now: Image Comparison from 1995 and 2015

In honor of the Hubble telescope's 25th anniversary, scientists have recreated the iconic image of the Pillars of Creation. Twenty...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 - 11:09AM

The 8 Best Moments of NASA's MESSENGER

After a decade of groundbreaking research, NASA's probe MESSENGER will finish its mission in 2015. It will do one last thruster boost...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 05 January 2015 - 2:31PM

NASA Will Hack Opportunity Mars Rover to Cure 'Amnesia'

Mars rover Opportunity has had a long and fruitful life, as it has been studying the Red Planet for over a decade now. After all those...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 11:46AM

Geysers on Jupiter's Moon Europa Have Disappeared

Almost exactly a year after NASA found evidence of water vapor on Europa, researchers from several different projects are claiming...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 December 2014 - 12:27PM