Astronomy

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

A Supernova is Captured Just After the Explosion

Out in the vastness of space, capturing any sort of cosmic event can take years depending on how far it is from Earth. However,...

Devin Klos
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - 7:21PM

Project Blue Kickstarter Hopes to Find Another Earth

We all know about 'The Pale Blue Dot' - a picture of our ocean-covered home planet from far, far away. But what if there were another...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 25 November 2016 - 1:09PM

How to Watch the Leonid Meteor Shower on Thursday

The Leonid meteor shower peaks every year in the early morning of November 17, offering stargazers a fantastic opportunity to see a...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 1:55PM

The Most Spectacular Pictures of Last Night's Supermoon

Early this morning, the so-called "supermoon," the Moon's closest approach to Earth since 1948, reached its peak. The Earth's...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 November 2016 - 4:39PM

Astronomers Discover Canyons and Rivers of Liquid Methane on Titan

Saturn's moon Titan has always been a mystery, especially because its dense atmosphere wouldn't allow astronomers to peek at its...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 - 3:15PM

Stephen Hawking's "Breakthrough Listen" Project Is Investigating A Possible Alien Megastructure

Stephen Hawking has been pretty explicit about what he thinks of contacting aliens: if they call, don't answer. Hawking is also one of...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 2:18PM

Don't Get Excited About Those "Alien Signals" Just Yet

Today, a study was published that announced the news we've all been waiting for: aliens are trying to talk to us. More specifically,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 - 4:21PM

A Rare "Black Moon" Appears Tonight for North American Stargazers

Tonight, September 30th, North American skywatchers might see something strange: a patch of sky with no stars, caused by a rare "black...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 September 2016 - 1:10PM