Astronomy

Opportunity Rover Records Footage of Tracks on Mars

Opportunity has now been living on Mars for a decade, and it recently recorded footage of almost half a mile of its own tracks on the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 2:55PM

Unfolding Pathfinder, The Giant Spine of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

The clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is now home to a massive spine.    The spine, otherwise known as a backplane,...

satoru
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 12:15PM

Cosmic Grains on NASA Probe May Be Interstellar Dust

Seven microscopic grains of rock caught by the NASA Stardust probe may actually be interstellar dust, according to researchers.   ...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 3:15PM

A Supermoon Seen Around the World - The Best Photos of 2014's Biggest Moon

Last night, August 10th 2014, saw the largest moon of the year looming over skies across the planet. The awe-inspiring Supermoon was...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 11 August 2014 - 9:11AM

Watch Rosetta Make Its Historic Rendezvous With A Comet, Live!

It is a mission that has been over 10 years in the making, but in the wee small hours of tomorrow morning ESA's Rosetta spacecraft...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 - 3:10PM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Spots The Largest Meteorite Ever Discovered On Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover has just discovered its first ever meteorite on the Red Planet's surface, and it may be a record breaker....

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 10:54AM

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...

satoru
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