Astronomy

Dust Belts Around Nearby Star Proxima Centauri Suggest it Has More Planets

Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf star that's mostly well known for being the closest star to our own Sun, at a cosmic spitting distance...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 05 November 2017 - 12:40PM

Astronomers Are Mapping Out the Opposite End of the Milky Way

Getting a full view of the Milky Way galaxy has always seemed near impossible, just because we're stuck inside it. It's like...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 04 November 2017 - 11:26AM

Giant Planet Found Orbiting Tiny Star in Bizarre Combination

While stars are, by default, much bigger than planets, it was still generally accepted that planets of a certain size can't form...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 6:52PM

A New Asteroid Could Be Our Solar System's First Interstellar Visitor

The asteroid (or possibly comet) A/2017 U1 doesn't have a fancy name, and it isn't very big, just a quarter-mile across. But it's...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 6:02PM

Astronomers Discover an Odd Planet That Snows Sunscreen

With every new planetary discovery that astronomers make, the universe becomes an even more intriguing and exciting place.Take, for...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 27 October 2017 - 7:23PM

Giant Glowing Ball UFO Stuns Siberia

Thousands of Russians had a literal close encounter last night with a giant glowing ball UFO that appeared in the sky above the city...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 27 October 2017 - 11:00AM

New Evidence Shows We May Be Living in a Multiverse

We've never actually found any genuine proof for the existence of a muiltiverse — until now.As our knowledge and understanding...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 10:29AM

How to Watch the Orionid Meteor Shower This Weekend

It's been a great week for stargazing — and it's about to get even better as the Orionid meteor shower lights up the sky this...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 20 October 2017 - 10:24AM

Uranus Will Be Visible With the Naked Eye Tonight

There's nothing funny about going outside tonight to look at Uranus.Amateur stargazing is always hit-and-miss. Cloud cover, light...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 10:25AM

Astronomers Witness Two Neutron Stars Merging and Creating Gold, Platinum

It's crazy to think just how significant the recent discovery of gravitational waves has been to our understanding of the universe....

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 16 October 2017 - 7:06PM

This Photo May Finally Reveal How Planets Are Formed

As much as we may have learned over the past few thousand years of studying the stars, there's still a lot we don't know.One big...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 16 October 2017 - 10:50AM

9 Awe-Inspiring Pics From Astronaut Randy Bresnik's Instagram

The sense of awe experienced by astronauts viewing Earth from the black recesses of space is only now being investigated as a...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 9:16AM

NASA is Using a Real Asteroid to Test Earth's Asteroid Defense System

If there's one lesson that humanity has learned from the dinosaurs (except that feathers aren't as cool as scales), it's that we...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 October 2017 - 10:01AM

Watch an Exclusive Clip from Nat Geo's Documentary Special on Cassini, Airing Tonight 9/8C!

As of this morning, the Cassini spacecraft is no more. Its 20-year-long mission to explore Saturn and its moons, including Titan and...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 September 2017 - 7:00PM

Astronomers Have Found a Planet With a Titanium Atmosphere

In case you needed any proof that space is just the coolest place ever, astronomers have found a super hot gas giant with an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 7:02PM

Astronomers Capture a Detailed Image of the Distant Star Antares

For the most part, the only star that astronomers have gotten a detailed look at is our own Sun (even if they can't look directly at...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 26 August 2017 - 5:06PM

NASA Announces the Discovery of 1,284 New Exoplanets (and 9 That Might Support Life)

  Fans of the Drake Equation can rejoice, because NASA just announced that the Kepler spacecraft, which has been scanning the stars...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 June 2017 - 3:51PM

An Atmosphere is Discovered Around a Nearby Earth-Like Planet

While we've never found a planet that's exactly like Earth (and we probably won't for a long time), we've been getting closer. Just...

Kat Stubing
Sunday, 09 April 2017 - 11:45AM

NASA Launched a Massive Search Engine Full of Space Photos

In the middle of tremulous times here on planet Earth, NASA has offered us a way out. Well, at least a look out.NASA just launched a...

Kat Stubing
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 8:45PM

Lego Announces 'Women of NASA' Set with Astronaut and Scientist Minifigures

After the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures shined a light on mathematician Katherine Johnson (portrayed by Taraji P. Henson) and...

Johnny Brayson
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 9:40PM