NASA's New Horizons Officially Begins Its Pluto Encounter

New Horizons switches into "flyby mode" for its July 14th close encounter.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 - 7:08PM

New Horizons Recovers from Glitch, Still on Track for Pluto Flyby

New Horizons will make its approach to our former ninth planet on July 14.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 06 July 2015 - 1:36PM

There Are Over 300 Undiscovered Meteorite Impact Craters on Earth, Geologists Claim

It is essentially common knowledge in this day and age that phenomena in space can play a significant role in shaping life on earth....

Laura Storch
Saturday, 04 July 2015 - 2:20PM

ESA Extends Rosetta Comet Mission Until September 2016

The study of Philae's comet will continue for an additional nine months.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 - 2:59PM

The Biggest Ring Around Saturn Is Much Bigger Than We Thought

The Phoebe ring is seven thousand times the size of Saturn itself.

Laura Storch
Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 4:26PM

The Oldest Depiction of the Universe Was Made in 1600 BCE

The first model of the night sky was made in the Bronze Age.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 4:07PM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures First Close-Up Look at Ceres's Mysterious White Spots

We can now see Ceres's white spots very clearly, but scientists are still mystified as to what they are.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 - 2:54PM

Astronomers Name Asteroid After Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy

Astronomers honored the late and great Spock with his very own asteroid.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 June 2015 - 1:05PM

Watch: NASA's Hubble Telescope Analyzes Exoplanets' Atmospheres to Detect Life

Amazing video explains how Hubble may detect alien life in the near future.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 June 2015 - 11:18AM

Watch: Pluto's Egg-Shaped Moon Nix Does a Cosmic Tilt-a-Whirl

Pluto's weird moon Nix is not only shaped like an egg, it jerks and tilts crazily as it orbits.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 June 2015 - 3:14PM

NASA Releases Dazzling Photo of the Milky Way's Densest Star Cluster

The President of the United States gave his stamp of approval to this glittering star cluster.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 June 2015 - 12:09PM

Watch: What the Night Sky Would Look Like If Celestial Bodies Were Closer to Earth

What if the Andromeda Galaxy, the Crab Nebula, or a black hole were right next to us?

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 - 1:02PM

ESA's Rosetta Releases New Photos of Comet Surface and Philae Landing

More than six months after Philae's historic landing, Rosetta sends back pictures of the comet's surface landscape and faraway...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 - 10:43AM

Everything You Need to Know About the Thirty Meter Telescope - The Future Largest Telescope in the World

The proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has been the subject of awe, controversy, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mix-ups (just...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 11:49AM

NASA Captures Beautiful First Photo of White Dwarf Stars' Mass Exodus

NASA snaps the first image of white dwarf stars migrating from the center of a cluster to the outskirts.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 15 May 2015 - 2:45PM

Meteors from Halley's Comet Will Streak Through the Sky Tonight

Debris from Halley's comet will cause a meteor shower overnight, peaking on Wednesday at 9am.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 - 1:31PM

NASA's New Horizons Snaps Pictures of Possible Polar Ice Cap on Pluto

New photos from New Horizons detect many planetary features on Pluto, including a possible solar ice cap.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 1:40PM

NASA's MESSENGER Sends Back Some of Its Last Photos of Mercury Before Its Kamikaze Death

With just one more day before MESSENGER runs out of propellant and crashes into Mercury's surface, the probe sends back some of the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 11:25AM

Stunning Image of the Thor's Helmet Nebula Looks Like Star Wars's Mon Calamari

This image of the Thor's Helmet Nebula is gorgeous, but once you see Mon Calamari, you won't be able to un-see it.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 10:21AM

NASA's MESSENGER Will Crash and Burn on Thursday

Later this week, NASA's MESSENGER probe will end its four-year journey and crash into Mercury's surface.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 27 April 2015 - 10:49AM