Astronomy

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

Shoebox-Sized 'Lunar IceCube' Spacecraft Could Help Us Colonize the Moon

This tiny, tiny spacecraft could find water and other resources on the Moon.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 - 3:43PM

NASA Confirms Closest Rocky Exoplanet to Earth

NASA’s Spitzer Space telescope just confirmed that a newly discovered exoplanet is indeed the closest rocky planet to orbit a star...

Zain Charkawi
Friday, 31 July 2015 - 1:29PM

$100 Million Mission to Find Alien Life Denied Use of World's Largest Telescope

Last week, some of the greatest minds in science announced the Breakthrough Listen initiative, undoubtedly the greatest attempt yet...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 30 July 2015 - 3:22PM

NASA's New Horizons Finds Flowing Ice, Dazzling Atmospheric Haze on Pluto

Astronomers have only seen similar surfaces on active planets, like Earth or Mars.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 24 July 2015 - 2:40PM

Kepler Discovers 12 'New Earths,' Including Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

The planet is in its star's habitable zone, and there's a "better than even" chance that it's rocky.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 23 July 2015 - 12:50PM