There May Be an Exoplanet Ring System 200 Times the Size of Saturn's

Could there be a giant ring system that's 200 times the size of Saturn's famous rings? University of Rochester’s Eric Mamajek...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 - 11:02AM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures New Images of Mysterious Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is closing in on its goal of reaching Ceres, and in the process of doing so, it has just produced some of the...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 12:18PM

New Chilean Telescope Is Now Searching for Earth-Like Planets

A newly unveiled telescope in Chile may be revolutionary in discovering relatively small alien planets that are currently orbiting...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 January 2015 - 4:16PM

Space Suite: Artist Animates Cassini and Hubble Images to Visualize the Universe

Realistic animation of space is all the rage these days, but even so, this beautiful video stands out among the pack. Visual effects...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 11:26AM

Hubble's Pillars of Creation Then and Now: Image Comparison from 1995 and 2015

In honor of the Hubble telescope's 25th anniversary, scientists have recreated the iconic image of the Pillars of Creation. Twenty...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 - 11:09AM

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