Alan Stern

September 25, 2017

Astronomers discover an asteroid is actually two — and that it’s also a comet

Finding makes it a first for a binary asteroid to be also classified as a comet When is an asteroid not just an asteroid? When it’s […]
May 21, 2017

Virgin Galactic says suborbital spaceflights are full until 2021

Virgin Galactic says its suborbital spaceflights are booked until 2021. Stephen Attenborough, commercial director of Virgin Galactic, said that anyone buying a ticket today for a […]
May 2, 2017

SpaceShipTwo tests feather system on latest glide flight

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic said May 1 it successfully tested the system on its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle that permits a safe reentry on the vehicle’s latest […]
March 4, 2017

Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies

According to this new definition, if Pluto becomes a planet, then our moon will too! Way back in 2015, NASA’s New Horizon’s mission flew by the […]
January 20, 2016

Study confirms that something's weird about the 'alien megastructure' star

Astronomers really want to know what’s happening around a star that’s 1,480 light-years away. In October, astronomers floated the idea that the star KIC 8462852 could […]
November 16, 2015

NASA scientists shocked by what they found on Pluto’s surface

As more New Horizons photos arrive on Earth, NASA scientists are perpetually stunned by the amazing new information they reveal. NASA recently released a stunning “psychedelic” […]
October 25, 2015

Pluto's moon Kerberos finally shows itself

An image of Kerberos, one of the two tiny moons of Pluto, has finally been returned by the US space agency’s New Horizons probe. It shows […]
October 16, 2015

Pluto science paper highlights new mysteries

Scientists have released the first published scientific results from July’s historic flyby of Pluto and its moons, highlighting new discoveries and the new mysteries that have […]
October 3, 2015

Depictions of astronomy in movies

Space, the stars and planets have become so commonplace in movies and popular media that we barely even heed their presence. All the same, these elements […]