March 5, 2014

NASA plotting robotic mission to Europa, Jupiter's moon that may harbour life

WASHINGTON — NASA is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter’s watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be some form of life. […]
March 4, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson brings the ‘Cosmos’ to a new generation

It’s been over 30 years since Carl Sagan brought his influential documentary series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” to TV. Now its long-gestating follow-up is set to […]
March 3, 2014

'Gravity' Pulls in 7 Oscars, Including Best Director, at Academy Awards

“Gravity” was a force at the 86th Academy Awards Sunday night (March 2), but the pull of the space thriller was not enough to win the […]
March 1, 2014

As Astronaut’s Helmet Filled With Water, He Told NASA 3 Times It Wasn’t From Drinking Bag

While NASA’s Mission Control “performed admirably” during a spacewalk water leak crisis in July, a report on the incident showed that controllers did not send astronaut Luca Parmitano […]
February 28, 2014

NASA's Kepler telescope finds 715 new planets outside solar system

WASHINGTON — The Earth’s galaxy is looking far more crowded and hospitable. NASA on Wednesday confirmed a bonanza of 715 newly discovered planets outside the solar […]
February 25, 2014

Meteorite crash creates brightest flash on moon ever recorded

Telescopes in southern Spain have recorded the flash of a meteorite that a new report says hit the Earth’s moon with a force equivalent to 15 […]
February 24, 2014

Yutu Moon Rover Starts 3rd Night Time Hibernation But Technical Problems Persist

The world famous and hugely popular ‘Yutu’ rover entered its 3rd Lunar night time hibernation period this weekend as planned, but serious technical troubles persist that […]
February 22, 2014

High stakes: Canadian Space Agency wins hockey bet with NASA

It was a sweet bet that paid off in mouthfuls for the Canadian Space Agency. On the line in the Canada–United States men’s hockey wager with […]
February 21, 2014

NASA's NuSTAR Untangles Mystery of How Stars Explode

One of the biggest mysteries in astronomy, how stars blow up in supernova explosions, finally is being unraveled with the help of NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope […]