Nov. 25, 2014
Thanksgiving is the biggest travel holiday of the year. That's good news for sky watchers, because there are some things you can only see out the window of an airplane.
Nov. 24, 2014
The Moon might not be as dead as it looks. Researchers using NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have found signs of geologically-recent volcanic eruptions dotting the lunar landscape.
Nov. 21, 2014
An acoustic instrument onboard Philae heard a "crunch" when the ESA's lander touched down on Comet 67P.
Nov. 6, 2014
Findings from a NASA rocket are redefining what scientists think of as galaxies. Galaxies may not have a set boundary of stars, but instead stretch out to great distances, forming a vast, interconnected sea of stars.
Nov. 3, 2014
The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe is about to attempt something "ridiculously difficult"--landing a probe on the surface of a speeding comet.
Oct. 31, 2014
As the European Space Agency prepares to drop a lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 12th, the comet is showing signs of increased activity. splash
Oct. 30, 2014
The Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size on Sept. 11, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The size of this year’s hole was 24.1 million square kilometers (9.3 million square miles) — an area roughly the size of North America.
Oct. 23, 2014
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has produced a unique composite image of comet Siding Spring as it made its never-before-seen close passage of a comet by Mars.
Oct. 17, 2014
On October 23rd, the Moon will pass in front of the sun, off-center, producing a partial solar eclipse visible in most of the United States.
Oct. 17, 2014
Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley's Comet, parent of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on Tuesday, Oct. 21st.