Astronomy

The 8 Best Moments of NASA's MESSENGER

After a decade of groundbreaking research, NASA's probe MESSENGER will finish its mission in 2015. It will do one last thruster boost...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 05 January 2015 - 2:31PM

NASA Will Hack Opportunity Mars Rover to Cure 'Amnesia'

Mars rover Opportunity has had a long and fruitful life, as it has been studying the Red Planet for over a decade now. After all those...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 11:46AM

Geysers on Jupiter's Moon Europa Have Disappeared

Almost exactly a year after NASA found evidence of water vapor on Europa, researchers from several different projects are claiming...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 December 2014 - 12:27PM

NASA: Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a 'Sunburn'

We've known for many years that Jupiter's "Great Red Spot" is a persistent anticyclonic storm, but scientists have mostly been at a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 December 2014 - 10:49AM

Rosetta's Philae Lander May Wake Up Next Year

After Rosetta's lander Philae went to sleep after just a couple of days on the comet's surface, scientists knew there was a chance...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 4:32PM

Watch: How to Detect an Exoplanet with Your Own Digital Camera

"You don’t need a high-powered telescope to spot the signature of an alien world," writes amateur astronomer David Schneider to...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 December 2014 - 12:21PM

The Most Amazing Photos of the Geminid Meteor Shower 2014

The Geminid meteor shower, which astronomers characterize as one of the best meteor showers of the year, reached its peak over the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 December 2014 - 10:18AM

Geminid Meteor Shower to Light Up the Sky This Weekend

The Geminid meteor shower technically began on December 4, but the best time to see it will be when it peaks late Saturday...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 December 2014 - 10:36AM

Cassini Sends Back Beautiful Global Maps of Saturn's Moons

Cassini has spent ten years collecting data and images in an effort to comprehensively map Saturn's six major icy moons, and the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 4:26PM

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Successfully Takes Flight

NASA's groundbreaking Orion spacecraft was launched successfully this morning in its first test flight. It was originally scheduled to...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 December 2014 - 8:17AM

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Is On Pluto's Doorstep, Will Awaken on Saturday

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto, after a historic mission in which it traveled over three billion miles from Earth...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 - 10:55AM

Listen to Rosetta's Philae Lander Clunk Down on a Comet for the First Time

Trusty (but not particularly graceful) Philae managed to send back a recording of its historic landing on a comet before it went into...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 11:47AM

Philae Lander Goes to Sleep, Possibly Forever

After a groundbreaking 10-year mission, Rosetta's Philae Lander has powered down, possibly for good. Philae was the first spacecraft...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 17 November 2014 - 9:49AM

Time Is Running Out for Lost Philae Lander

Rosetta's Philae lander touched down on a comet for the first time on Wednesday to collective cheers around the world. While the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 November 2014 - 10:28AM

Rosetta's Philae Lander Sends Back the First Picture of the Surface of a Comet

Yesterday, Rosetta's Philae lander made history when it became the first spacecraft to touch down directly on a comet. There were some...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 10:41AM

Watch the Rosetta Space Probe's Historical Comet Landing Live

Today, the Rosetta Philae lander is set to land on a comet for the first time ever. If the mission is a success, then scientists from...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 9:42AM

India's Mars Orbiter Mission Captures Beautiful Image of the Solar System's Biggest Volcano

India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has been broadcasting some truly breathtaking views of our planetary neighbor in recent weeks, but...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 12:25PM

Partial Solar Eclipse Will Be Visible Across Much of North America This Week

If the skies seem a little darker on Thursday October 23rd, don't panic. Skywatchers across most of the United States and Canada will...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 3:09PM

Mars Rovers, Astronomers Photograph Rare Close Encounter Between Mars and Comet Siding Spring

It's more than 4.5 billion years old and it only comes into view roughly once every one million years, so it's safe to say this...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 9:57AM

NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman is the King of Social Media in Space, Here's Why

In many ways, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield changed the way in which we interact with the intrepid souls who inhabit the...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 9:56AM