IAU Holds Public Contest to Name Exoplanets!

This summer, everyone will be able to cast their votes to name planets found outside of our solar system. The International...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 10:15AM

Curiosity Rover Celebrates 1 (Martian) Year on Mars

Curiosity has come a literal full circle around Mars' 687-earth-day orbit of the Sun today! The 2.5 billion dollar, 1-ton robot...

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 11:01AM

Magic Island Found on Saturn's Moon

With the summer solstice approaching on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, researchers are able to see more features of the landscape,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 June 2014 - 10:26AM

Star Refracts into a Rainbow, and the Result is Stunning

This is a real picture. The brightest star in the sky turned into a rainbow as its light was refracted through our atmosphere.  ...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 June 2014 - 4:46PM

Watch A Mountaintop Get Blown Up To Make Way For The World's Largest Telescope

  Up to a million tones of Atacama Desert rock were blown up yesterday in the first steps towards the creation of the world's...

Friday, 20 June 2014 - 10:26AM

Once in a Spooky Moon: First Friday the 13th Full Moon in 13 Years

For the superstitious and triskaidekaphobic among us, today is a very spooky day. This Friday the 13th happens to fall on a full...

Friday, 13 June 2014 - 12:36PM

Mystery of the Dark Side of the Moon Solved!

Everyone knows the man in the moon - the friendly face that guides you through the night.    That face is created from maria, or...

Thursday, 12 June 2014 - 2:24PM

Cosmic Tadpole Solves Mysteries About the Milky Way

The nearby 'UGC 10214' Galaxy, more commonly recognized by its other name - the tadpole galaxy - is challenging scientists'...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 4:13PM

Pluto Invites Its Moon to Snuggle Together in Cozy Shared Atmosphere

It looks as though Earth's distant neighbor, Pluto, will soon be the first known planet to fuse it's thin protective atmosphere with...

Friday, 06 June 2014 - 3:47PM

Discovery of New Type of Exoplanet: The Godzilla of Earths

A team of CfA astronomers, lead by Xavier Dumusque, recently discovered that Kepler-10C-- a massive planet located in the Draco...

Monday, 02 June 2014 - 2:26PM

Rare Triple Moon Dance on Jupiter

Attention all small telescope owners!   Next Tuesday, June 3rd, Callisto, Ganymede, and Io--three of Jupiter's largest moons --...

Friday, 30 May 2014 - 12:58PM

Biggest Star in Existence Explodes into Supernova

Scientists confirmed that the star labeled SN 2013cu exploded into a supernova. The star, which had 20 times the mass of the Sun, was...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 11:46AM

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Detects Recently Formed Crater on Mars

NASA has released images from Mars that show a fresh impact crater on the planet's surface. Described as the "largest fresh impact...

Friday, 23 May 2014 - 12:13PM

International Research Team Confirms Very Distant Rare Galaxy Cluster

Today, after years of intensive observation, an international team of researchers associated with such universities as Caltech,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 - 11:51AM

Exoplanet: Hanno Rein's Incredible Astronomy App

If you're looking to download a new app for your phone or ipad, by all means, let it be 'Exoplanet'. The name says it all--...

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 3:49PM

May 23-24 Meteor Shower Will Be The Year's Most Spectacular

There's a meteor shower brewing this week and there is a good chance that it could be the most spectacular celestial event of the...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 12:34PM

Jupiter's Famous Red Spot Has Shrunk To Its Smallest Size Ever Observed

New images from the Hubble Telescope suggest that Jupiter's iconic red spot has shrunk to the smallest size on record. The red spot,...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 2:35PM

NASA Spacecraft Detects Large Square Hole In The Sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has detected a bizarre square-shaped hole in the sun's upper atmosphere, the first of its kind...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 12 May 2014 - 10:14AM

May 24th Meteor Shower Could Evolve Into Spectacular Meteor Storm

A meteor shower caused by the debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR could become one of the most spectacular skywatching events of the year if...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 - 3:32PM

Watch A Meteor Shower Starring Debris From Halley's Comet Tonight

Stargazers who set their alarms early tomorrow morning will be rewarded with the potential to spot a celestial celebrity, or at least...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 05 May 2014 - 12:07PM