Astronomy

New Horizons Sends Back Stunning Images of Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto

NASA's groundbreaking mission revealed carbon monoxide ice in the heart-shaped structure.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 17 July 2015 - 4:00PM

First Photos of Pluto's Surface Reveal Huge Water Ice Mountains

Pluto may be host to water ice structures as large as the Rocky Mountains.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 10:24AM

Paul Feig and Planetary Scientists Launch Campaign to Reinstate Pluto as a Planet

Even when it was officially a planet, Pluto was always the underdog, as it was the smallest and furthest away of the nine planets in...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 3:21PM

New Horizons Reaches Pluto! Everything You Need to Know About NASA's Historic Mission

New Horizons has traveled 3 billion miles to make its closest approach to the former ninth planet.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 9:54AM

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