Think of these atmospheric phenomena as the shy auroras of the mid latitudes.
100 million miles is a long way to go for a comet viewing party. At least NASA brought a piano.
This little green meteorite could be the very first of its kind.
Amazed scientists refer to the phenomena as the "runt of the supernova litter."
Featuring geodesic dome rooms and powerful telescopes, this resort might be the best possible getaway for fans of space and astronomy.
A new study that attempts to pin a number on the amount of planets in a normal galaxy offers as lot of promise for the future of interplanetary exploration.
So far, our search for Martians and other extraterrestrial forms of life hasn't quite panned out, but that doesn't stop us from continuing to look. Now astronomers at the University of Hertfordshire in England have discovered a new system of planets, which in many ways are remarkably similar to our own neighborhood and may even support life.
This little smudge doesn't look like much now, but it's a newly discovered comet that's heading towards the sun. C/2012 S1, as it's known, will make its closest pass in November of next year, by which point astronomers are predicting that it may appear brighter than a full moon. Much brighter.
Bill Nye. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Pamela Gay. Lawrence Krauss. Phil Plait. If you're not totally geeking out right now, I don't know what the heck is wrong with you. These luminaries all got together at TAM11 in July to talk about Our Future in Space, and the video is worth watching if you like science. SCIENCE!
We live inside a universe, that much is (more or less) certain. What's less certain is what exists outside our universe, but scientists now think that they might have spotted evidence of other universes, four of which seem to have smashed into us.