Astronomy

Astronomers Want to Start Looking for Aliens Who Are Looking for Us

Many methods have been proposed for finding intelligent extraterrestrial life, but considering the vastness of the universe, and the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - 2:59PM

Amazing New Map of the Milky Way Reveals Where Stars Form

Scientists have just completed the sharpest, most detailed map of our galaxy yet. The APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 February 2016 - 2:43PM

Exomoons in the Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life: NASA Is Looking for a Real-Life Pandora

In the last few decades, astronomers have discovered over 1,000 exoplanets, but still haven't found any exomoons. Now, NASA is kicking...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 February 2016 - 10:17AM

Astronomers Are Getting Closer to Explaining Those Mysterious Radio Bursts from Space

Fast radio bursts were discovered by astronomers almost fifteen years ago, and yet there is still no generally accepted explanation...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 - 2:50PM

NASA Releases Stunning Image of Dione Bisected by Saturn's Rings

Saturn's icy moon Dione is always in close proximity to Saturn's beautiful rings, but now NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 10:31AM

Exoplanets Become Luxury Travel Destinations in Gorgeous NASA JPL Posters

NASA has been working overtime to turn deep-space locations into desirable space tourism destinations, and now they've released...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 1:32PM

Watch: Astronomers Discover Hundreds of Galaxies Hidden Behind the Milky Way

A new telescope view has just revealed hundreds of never-before-seen galaxies that lie hidden behind the Milky Way. The team of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 - 2:34PM

An Asteroid Passing Earth Will Be Visible in the Sky

On March 5, an asteroid will pass unusually close to Earth, and will possibly even be visible in the night sky. The trajectory is a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 February 2016 - 12:48PM

China's Lunar Lander Sends Back Amazing New Photos of Our Moon

China's Chang'e 3 Lander has been exploring the moon for over two years now, along with its rover, Yutu, but we haven't gotten to see...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 - 9:57AM

NASA Releases Animation of Dawn's Ceres Flyover

Last March, NASA's Dawn spacecraft entered Ceres' orbit, becoming the first mission to study the dwarf planet up close. Now, NASA has...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 January 2016 - 2:14PM

Astronomers Just Found the Biggest Solar System Ever Discovered

Astronomers studying planet 2MASS J2126-8140 thought it was a lonely orphan planet, wandering around to different solar systems...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 12:39PM

How to See All Five Visible Planets At The Same Time

The last time that all five visible planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn - appeared in the sky together was over ten...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 2:04PM

That Mysterious Space Debris Is Likely Part of a Long-Dead NASA Moon Probe

In November 2015, a mysterious piece of space debris, nicknamed WT1190F, was spotted hurtling towards Earth. Astronomers quickly...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 1:15PM

Astronomers Plan to Build a 40-Foot Orbital Telescope to Search for Alien Life

With Hubble taking beautiful pictures out in space, and construction for the James Webb Space Telescope well underway, we've already...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 January 2016 - 10:07AM

Watch: Hubble Captures "Celestial Lightsabers" in a Star Birthing Ground

NASA compares a new Hubble video to iconic Star Wars imagery.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 11:46AM

31 Planets Were Just Re-Named After Astronomers, Poltergeists, Don Quixote, and More

The International Astronomical Union just held their first public vote to rename 31 exoplanets and 14 stars, with nominations...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - 4:32PM

How to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower This Weekend

There's a spectacular annual show that will appear across the sky this weekend: the Geminids meteor shower. It's technically already...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 2:29PM

We Finally Know What's Causing Ceres's White Spots

Ceres's white spots have been one of the biggest scientific mysteries in recent memory, with speculated causes ranging from water ice...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 - 1:42PM

More Than Half of Kepler's Gas Giants May Not Exist

It's always exciting when Kepler discovers a new exoplanet, and it's generally assumed that there is a relatively low chance of a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 - 5:15PM

Mesmerizing Video Maps All of the Kepler Exoplanet Systems

In this amazing video (which will hypnotize you if you stare at it long enough), Youtube user Ethan Kruse has mapped every single...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 - 2:57PM