Astronomy

SETI Corrects Edward Snowden on the Difficulties of Eavesdropping on Alien Civilizations

Last weekend, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden claimed that we may not have heard from alien civilizations yet because their...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 12:58PM

Watch the Making of an Amazing 7-Mile-Wide Scale Model of Our Solar System

A group of friends just built a perfectly to-scale model of our universe, and it's absolutely breathtaking:Made by filmmakers and...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 19 September 2015 - 11:53AM

NASA Releases Dazzling Up-Close Photos of Pluto's Surface

Our historic closest flyby past Pluto has come and gone, but we're still reaping the benefits months later, as NASA has released new...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 September 2015 - 4:01PM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Produces Clearest Pictures Yet of Ceres and Its White Spots

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is currently in the middle of a detailed mapping procedure that will see the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 - 12:34PM

NASA's New App Gives You a Scientifically Accurate Look at 1,000 Exoplanets

Explore newly discovered distant exoplanets with Nasa's "Eyes on Exoplanets."

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 - 10:15AM

The First Supermoon of the Year Will Come Out Tomorrow Night

Amateur skygazers will want to be outside after dark tomorrow night, because 2015's very first supermoon will be glowing in the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 28 August 2015 - 1:45PM

Buzz Aldrin Forms a Space Institute to Promote Settlement on Mars

"Get your ass to Mars!"

Janey Tracey
Friday, 28 August 2015 - 11:12AM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Spots Mysterious Mountain on Ceres

Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt, has long been an enigma, mostly as a result of those weird white spots. But now,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 1:54PM

Facebook is Lying to You - Mars Will Not be as Big as the Moon Tomorrow

No, Mars will not be as big as the moon this month. Not now, not ever.

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 11:30AM

NASA Announces Plans to Visit Ice Giants Uranus and Neptune

This would be our first trip to Neptune in over 26 years.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 2:36PM

Astronomer Wants to Find Alien Life By Detecting Radiation from Light Sails

Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb is known for his unusual thought experiments regarding alien life; he has suggested a search for...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 24 August 2015 - 3:34PM

The 6 Best Cassini Images of Saturn's Moon Dione

NASA's spacecraft Cassini has been studying Saturn and its moons since 2004, and its historic mission will finally come to an end in...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 17 August 2015 - 5:04PM

The Very Best Photos of the 2015 Perseid Meteor Shower

Perfect conditions meant there are dozens of stunning photos of last night's Perseids.

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 13 August 2015 - 10:59AM

You Can Now Vote to Name 20 Exoplanet Systems After Sci-Fi and Fantasy Characters

Name a planet after Daenerys, Carl Sagan, or HAL 9000.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 - 1:24PM

Dazzling Perseid Meteor Shower to Reach Its Peak Tonight

The meteor shower is happening right now, but will be at its most brilliant on Wednesday night.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 - 9:46AM

NASA Blames Congress for American Dependence on the Russian Space Program

"The greatest nation on Earth should not be dependent on others to launch humans into space."

Janey Tracey
Friday, 07 August 2015 - 3:44PM

Tour 'Weird Ceres', White Spots and All, in NASA's New 3-D Video

3D space videos? The future is here!

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 06 August 2015 - 4:47PM

Watch: NASA Video Reveals the Dark Side of the Moon as It Transits the Earth

The mysterious side of the satellite is revealed in all its glory.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 06 August 2015 - 9:51AM

The Curiosity Rover's 9 Biggest Moments from Three Years on Mars

Curiosity celebrates three trailblazing years on the Red Planet on August 6.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 - 2:53PM

Here's What Our Solar System's 'Non Planets' Would Look Like on Earth

These amazing moons, asteroids and dwarf planets are far smaller than you imagined.

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 - 5:33PM