Astronomy

Scientists Confirm the Discovery of a 13 Billion Year Old Galaxy

Scientists currently believe the universe to be about 13.8 billion years old, and interestingly enough, there’s been quite a number...

Zain Charkawi
Monday, 23 May 2016 - 2:42PM

On May 30, Mars Will Come Closer to Earth Than It's Been for Over a Decade

On May 30, Mars will come 46.8 million miles from Earth, which will be the closest the two bodies have been since 2005. The Red...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 12:55PM

Kepler Discovers Hundreds of New Exoplanets

In the biggest single announcement of exoplanets ever recorded, NASA's Kepler team has announced that they have unveiled 1,284 new...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 2:22PM

Watch: NASA Captures Rare and Spectacular Mercury Solar Transit

Early yesterday morning, skywatchers had the opportunity to see a relatively rare celestial event: a Mercury solar transit. Now, NASA...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 11:04AM

NASA Picks the Best Real-Life Analogs to Star Wars Planets

NASA gives their picks for the celestial objects that are closest to Star Wars worlds.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 - 2:07PM

Here's How to Watch the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower This Week

Each year, the spectacular Eta Aquarids meteor shower lights up the sky from approximately April 21 to May 20. So the light show is...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 - 5:30PM

NASA's Giant Sunglasses Could Allow Space Telescopes to Take Pictures of Habitable Worlds

NASA is about to launch the groundbreaking James Webb Space Telescope in 2018, but even with that state-of-the-art technology, we...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 - 11:10AM

JAXA Is "Very Sorry" They'll Never Get the Hitomi Satellite Back

Japan's satellite Hitomi has been lost in space for over a month, but until now, JAXA has been expending every effort to get the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 2:26PM

Watch the Aurora Borealis from the ISS in Beautiful High-Definition

NASA TV is bringing us all of the most visually stunning phenomena that can be seen from the ISS, and its newest offering shows us the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 11:06AM

How to Watch the April Lyrids Meteor Shower This Weekend

Each year, the April Lyrids light up the sky with a spectacular meteor shower for ten days near the end of the month. Tonight is the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 22 April 2016 - 5:00PM

NASA Reveals "Hubble Bubble" for Space Telescope's 26th Anniversary

Hubble has been orbiting in space for 26 years today, capturing beautiful and often iconic imagery from all over our Solar System....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 12:05PM

Scientists Discover Huge, "Fluffy" Galaxy Orbiting the Milky Way

We have a gigantic new neighbor. Researchers have just discovered a huge satellite galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way, one that's so...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 18 April 2016 - 2:45PM

No. Planet Nine is Not About to Wipe Out Life on Earth

Scientists rally to condemn growing rumors that the mysterious Planet 9 will wipe out life on Earth.During Outer Places' Science of...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 11 April 2016 - 3:17PM

Astronomers Find Extremely Rare Triple-Star System

Astronomers have just found a planet with an even cooler sunset than Tatooine. Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 April 2016 - 3:48PM

Astronomers Discover White Dwarf Star with an Almost Pure Oxygen Atmosphere

There are plenty of reasons humans could never live on a star, but for one star in particular, we can cross "unbreathable atmosphere"...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 April 2016 - 12:56PM

SETI Expands Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life to 20,000 More Star Systems

SETI just expanded its search for intelligent aliens in a big way. Over the next two years, a new initiative will search 20,000 star...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 11:17AM

NASA Is Building a Next-Generation Exoplanet Hunter

After a grueling national competition, NASA has just selected a team of Penn State scientists to build a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 - 6:33PM

Watch A Mysterious Object Crash Into Jupiter

A small object of unknown origin just crashed into Jupiter's atmosphere, and so far two astronomers have posted videos capturing the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 5:09PM

Japanese Satellite Hitomi Is Lost in Space

Japan just lost contact with their newest satellite, Hitomi. The satellite, whose name means "pupil of the eye" was supposed to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 3:07PM

Watch: NASA Spots the Flash of a Supernova for the First Time

Kepler has just observed the brilliant flash from the explosion of a star, or the "shock breakout" of a supernova." NASA released a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 3:18PM