SpaceSpace includes outer space, the sun and planets in the solar system
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
Outer space has many mysteries, among them are these fables about NASA that have permeated the public’s memory
April 15, 2011 | By Mark Strauss
1 ) Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was launched into space in Vostok 1 on the morning of April 12, 1961, 50 years ago today.2 ) He was a 27-year-old military pilot.3 ) He and his family were thrown out of their house by the Germans during World War II.4 ) They had to live in a dugout in the garden.5 ) Gaga...
April 12, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
Name? 2010 SO16Discovered? In images from the WISE infrared survey satellite, launched in 2009.Orbit? Very Earth-like, say it's discoverers, Apostolos Christou and David Asher, of Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland, who report their finding in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Socie...
April 07, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
Scientists are probing deep beneath the surface of our nearest star to calculate its profound effect on Earth
April 2011 | By Robert Irion
In my neighborhood, some of the street lamps aim their light directly down on the sidewalk and road. Others spew their illumination in a sphere of light, wasting it as it streams into the sky. All those poorly aimed lights add up to 17 billion kilowatt-hours of lost energy each year, costing us aro...
March 21, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski