January 11, 2013

Let's Put An Asteroid In Orbit Around the Moon

In 2010, President Obama set a sky-high goal for NASA: to send a team of astronauts to visit a near-Earth asteroid (NEO) by 2025. But rather […]
January 9, 2013

Alien Earth: What It Will Mean to Find Our Planet's Twin

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Finding Earth 2.0 is just a matter of time, and the discovery will likely transform the way we think about our place […]
January 9, 2013

Giant Squid Captured on Video in Ocean Depths

After years of searching, scientists and broadcasters say they have captured video images of a giant squid in its natural habitat deep in the ocean for […]
January 9, 2013

Black Hole Releases Massive Belch

While innocently surveying the Cosmos, astronomers serendipitously stumbled across a particularly uncouth galaxy. NGC 660 unleashed an epic belch, an event that we could see 44 million […]
January 8, 2013

Mock Mars trek finds down-to-Earth sleep woes

WASHINGTON — Astronauts have a down-to-Earth problem that could be even worse on a long trip to Mars: They can’t get enough sleep. And over time, […]
January 7, 2013

Volunteer Astronomers Find 15 New Exoplanets

Amateur astronomers have discovered 15 objects circling distant stars that they believe may be exoplanets capable of supporting life. Working on the Planethunters website, dozens of volunteers scanned […]
January 6, 2013

Asteroid may become moon for earths moon

So far our galactic adventures have included landing men on the moon, taking pretty pictures of Saturn, and roaming the surface of Mars. So what’s next on NASA’s to-do […]
January 5, 2013

Lunar Triple Whammy

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been circling the Moon for years, taking amazing close-up pictures of our neighbor. While every shot is pretty cool, every now […]
January 4, 2013

ISS astronaut reports to Captain Kirk

No Klingons, Yet: During a magical Twitter conversation today, science fiction met science fact. Actor William Shatner decided to drop Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfielda line. Usually, this wouldn’t be particularly […]