Astronomy

Hubble Captures the Sharpest-Ever View of the Andromeda Galaxy

NASA/ESA's Hubble telescope has just gotten the best look yet at the nearby Andromeda galaxy. Below is a cropped version of the image,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 - 5:22PM

Hubble Captures Most Detailed Image Yet of Jupiter's Glowing Auroras

Astronauts have captured some of the best images of Earth's auroras from the ISS, but now, NASA has captured the extraterrestrial...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 1:16PM

Scientists Finally Discover the Function of 2,100 Year Old Computer

Since it was discovered in a shipwreck off the coast of Crete in 1901, the sophisticated-beyond-its time Antikythera Mechanism has...

Noelle Phansalkar
Sunday, 19 June 2016 - 11:56AM

Finally - A Solution to the 'Alien Megastructure' Mystery is On The Way

Even though it's probably just comets, the mysterious flickering of star KIC 8462852 has yet to be definitively solved. And as long as...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 17 June 2016 - 5:14PM

Hazy Exoplanets Might Be Much Smaller Than We Thought

New research suggests that some exoplanets may be significantly smaller than was previously assumed. The culprit in these...

Rhonda Dehaini
Friday, 17 June 2016 - 12:10PM

Scientists Predict Contact With Aliens Will Happen in 1500 Years

By now you've probably heard of the Fermi paradox, which essentially boils down to: "if there is highly intelligent life out there,...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 4:21PM

Astronomers Promise at Least Two More Mystery Planets

Back in January, researchers found evidence of another planet in our solar system for the first time since Neptune was discovered....

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 5:31PM

Newly Discovered Tatooine Planet Is The Largest So Far

Dubbed a "Tatooine planet" because, like its Star Wars counterpart, it orbits two suns, Kepler-1647b is a recently discovered planet...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 11:14AM

A New Planet Hopeful in Our Galaxy Is Being Pulled to Shreds by Its Star

PTFO8-8695 b is a newly discovered planet candidate that might be one of our galaxy's youngest and most unique. With an orbit that...

Noelle Phansalkar
Sunday, 12 June 2016 - 3:00PM

The First-Ever Picture of a Black Hole Has Yet to be Taken

You know what a black hole looks like, right? The name itself is practically a dead giveaway - it's black, it's a hole in space, etc....

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 7:50AM

Scientists Confirm the Discovery of a 13 Billion Year Old Galaxy

Scientists currently believe the universe to be about 13.8 billion years old, and interestingly enough, there’s been quite a number...

Zain Charkawi
Monday, 23 May 2016 - 2:42PM

On May 30, Mars Will Come Closer to Earth Than It's Been for Over a Decade

On May 30, Mars will come 46.8 million miles from Earth, which will be the closest the two bodies have been since 2005. The Red...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 12:55PM

Kepler Discovers Hundreds of New Exoplanets

In the biggest single announcement of exoplanets ever recorded, NASA's Kepler team has announced that they have unveiled 1,284 new...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 2:22PM

Watch: NASA Captures Rare and Spectacular Mercury Solar Transit

Early yesterday morning, skywatchers had the opportunity to see a relatively rare celestial event: a Mercury solar transit. Now, NASA...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 11:04AM

NASA Picks the Best Real-Life Analogs to Star Wars Planets

NASA gives their picks for the celestial objects that are closest to Star Wars worlds.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 - 2:07PM

Here's How to Watch the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower This Week

Each year, the spectacular Eta Aquarids meteor shower lights up the sky from approximately April 21 to May 20. So the light show is...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 - 5:30PM

NASA's Giant Sunglasses Could Allow Space Telescopes to Take Pictures of Habitable Worlds

NASA is about to launch the groundbreaking James Webb Space Telescope in 2018, but even with that state-of-the-art technology, we...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 - 11:10AM

JAXA Is "Very Sorry" They'll Never Get the Hitomi Satellite Back

Japan's satellite Hitomi has been lost in space for over a month, but until now, JAXA has been expending every effort to get the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 2:26PM

Watch the Aurora Borealis from the ISS in Beautiful High-Definition

NASA TV is bringing us all of the most visually stunning phenomena that can be seen from the ISS, and its newest offering shows us the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 11:06AM

How to Watch the April Lyrids Meteor Shower This Weekend

Each year, the April Lyrids light up the sky with a spectacular meteor shower for ten days near the end of the month. Tonight is the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 22 April 2016 - 5:00PM