Astronomy

Explore and 3-D Print the Asteroid Vesta with NASA's New Interactive Maps

NASA has released 3-D and 2-D interactive maps of the asteroid Vesta, as well as 3-D printer compatible files that allow you to create...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 - 10:55AM

The Shortest Lunar Eclipse of the Century Will Be Visible on April 4

A total lunar eclipse will be visible right before sunrise the morning of April 4, 2015, and it will be the shortest lunar eclipse of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 March 2015 - 4:19PM

You Can Now Nominate Names for Features on Pluto

The International Astronomical Union and the New Horizons team invite everyone to suggest and vote for names for geological features...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 March 2015 - 3:35PM

Researchers Find Evidence That Stars Make Sounds No One Can Ever Hear

Researchers find evidence that stars are perpetually singing songs that no one can hear in the vacuum of space.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 March 2015 - 12:00PM

NASA's MAVEN Captures a 'Christmas Lights Aurora' on Mars

NASA's Mars orbiter MAVEN has captured data indicating the presence of an aurora on Mars, similar to Earth's "Northern Lights," but...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 4:10PM

NASA's MESSENGER Captures Most Detailed Images Ever Taken of Mercury's Scorched Surface

NASA's MESSENGER is set to end its four-year mission by taking a kamikaze dive into Mercury's surface on April 30, but until then,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 4:46PM

Mysterious Bright Spots on Ceres May Be 'Active Ice'

The "white spots" on Ceres have baffled scientists for months now, but new Dawn images may have finally solved the mystery. In a new...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 3:24PM

NASA's Cassini Captures Amazingly Detailed View of Saturn's Rings

On January 8 of this year, Cassini captured an image of Saturn's infamous rings in unprecedented detail. The image, which NASA just...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 11:33AM

Friday's Solar Eclipse Mirrors the Day Richard III's Wife Died 530 Years Ago

When a partial solar eclipse plunges Britain into darkness on Friday, it will mirror a historical event that occurred on March 16,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 March 2015 - 4:23PM

'Fluke' Photograph Captures Meteor Over Loch Ness

If you haven't visited Loch Ness in Scotland out of fear of Nessie, this breathtaking photograph might change your mind. Tour guide...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 March 2015 - 3:57PM

Philae Team Will Attempt to Contact Lost Lander on March 12

We sadly lost contact with Rosetta's Philae lander late last year, shortly after it became the first spacecraft to land directly onto...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 5:00PM

First Detailed Images of Venus's Surface Underneath the Layer of Clouds

Venus may be our closest neighbor, but it is still relatively elusive, mostly as a result of its thick cloud layer that obscures its...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 11:14AM

Astronomers Discover Planet with Four Suns

Scientists have observed many "Tatooine-like" star systems with multiple suns over the years, even capturing the birth of one...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 March 2015 - 1:14PM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Achieves Orbit Around Ceres

After a seven-year journey, NASA has confirmed that Dawn has successfully achieved orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres. The spacecraft...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 March 2015 - 10:39AM

Hubble Captures Supernova Split Four Ways by a Gravitational Lens for the First Time

Astronomers recently discovered that Hubble was able to capture four separate images of the same distant supernova. The so-called...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 4:57PM

NASA Asks You to Vote for the Most Spectacular Hubble Images

Hubble Mania 2015 has begun! As NASA's version of March Madness, as well as a celebration of Hubble's 25th anniversary in April, the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 3:01PM

Comet Lovejoy Accidentally Caught by World's Most Powerful Digital Camera

Researchers for the Dark Energy Survey were pleasantly surprised when Comet Lovejoy happened to pass through the field of vision of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 - 1:54PM

6 Groundbreaking Science Events Coming This March

February was an exciting month for science, seeing the first pictures of Pluto's small moons, the one-way mission to Mars narrowing...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 - 10:56AM

New Image From NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Show Ceres's White Spot Has A Companion

The mystery of the bright white spot, present on images of Dwarf Planet Ceres taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, has deepened with the...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 1:52PM

How to Spot a Quasar with Your Backyard Telescope

Quasars are extremely distant from us, with the closest quasar detected at 2.44 billion light years away from Earth. But amazingly...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 5:23PM