SpaceSpace includes outer space, the sun and planets in the solar system
December 2011 | By G. Wayne Clough
The ups and downs of a lunar vacation
December 2011 | By Bruce McCall
The traveling science laboratory launched successfully on Saturday and is scheduled to touch down on the red planet in August 2012
November 28, 2011 | By Brian Wolly
If there's an alien conspiracy, the President doesn't know about it
November 09, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
No one else will be dressed like dark energy
October 31, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
Scientists using the Keck telescope in Hawaii have found what may be a protoplanet, the youngest planet ever found
October 21, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
The Very Large Array needs a new, more exciting name
October 18, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
In 185 A.D., someone in China looked up in the night sky and saw a new star
September 06, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
The planet, TrES-2b, is a gas giant about the size of Jupiter. But that's where the similarities end.
August 17, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
Deflection could be our best bet if an asteroid is headed towards Earth
August 10, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
If radio messages are out, try looking for asteroid mining, planetary pollutants, or alien artifacts here on Earth
August 03, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
Disney characters aside, what would you choose to join this dark and dreary mythological circle? Styx, Erberus, Cerberus, Hypnos?
July 26, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
As the space shuttle program ends, a salute to some of its most surprising studies
July 08, 2011 | By Erin Wayman
NASA's Voyager spacecraft have found a foamy layer at the edge of the heliosphere
June 14, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
A new study provides insight into how convection creates sunspots
June 03, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
If someone tries to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge, you know it's a hoax. But what about a meteorite, moon or star?
May 25, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
I have to say, when I think about the end of the Space Shuttle program, I'm really not that sorry to see it come to a close
May 16, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
Investigators at the Sloan Digital Sky Survey track changes in the sky and some of the universe’s great mysteries
May 13, 2011 | By Ryan Kearney
Astrophysicists like to talk about big concepts---like the nature of time, the universe, our very existence---but few make it understandable to the non-astrophysicist crowd. Usually these discussions leave my head spinning, unable to keep track of all of the concepts being flung my way. Which is ju...
May 09, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
The SETI Institute announced this week that the Allen Telescope Array, with which the institute searches for signals of extra-terrestrials, has been temporarily taken offline due to lack of funding. Tom Pierson, the institute's CEO, wrote in a letter to supporters (pdf):Unfortunately, today’s gover...
April 27, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski