Space & Earth

Three-headed Galactic Blob
Discovery Of Primitive Triple Galaxies Sheds Light On The Mystery Of Cosmic Dawn
Nov 24, 2013 15:20 PM E
The discovery of a trio of primitive galaxies in a mass of primordial gas that could contain a mixture of elements elements created in the Big Bang could be a landmark discovery about 'cosmic dawn.'
Gamma Ray Burst
Cosmic Explosion From Death Of Massive Star Confirmed As Brightest Gamma Ray Burst Ever Seen [VIDEO]
Nov 23, 2013 17:19 PM E
NASA satellites and ground-based robotic telescopes captured the blast of a dying star in a distant galaxy, providing astronomers with new data about a supernova produced alongside a gamma ray burst.
Comet ISON's path around the sun
Comet ISON’s Thanksgiving Journey Around The Sun To Reveal When The Solar System First Formed
Nov 23, 2013 16:58 PM E
On Nov. 28, 2013, Thanksgiving Day, the Comet ISON is expected to finally sling shot around the sun.
LADEE
New NASA Moon Orbiter, LADEE, Could Identify Mysterious Lunar Glow Seen By Apollo Astronauts
Nov 23, 2013 13:39 PM E
Decades ago, when Apollo astronauts landed on the moon, they looked across the lunar surface to the horizon and saw the sky glow with streaks of light.
Zodiacal Light Vs. Milky Way
Giant Dust Ring Found Near Venus Orbit Will Assist Researchers In Understanding The Source of Interplanetary Dust
Nov 22, 2013 10:18 AM E
A 220-million kilometer long dust ring was confirmed to orbit near the planet Venus, confirming decades-long suspicions that the structure existed.
IceCube telescope
High-Energy Neutrinos Detected By IceCube Telescope, Ushering In 'New Age Of Astronomy'
Nov 21, 2013 18:41 PM E
Scientists in Antarctica have discovered 28 high-energy neutrinos using the IceCube telescope in Antarctica. The discovery could usher in a "new age of astronomy," said principal IceCube investigator Francis Halzen. While billions of neutrinos are floating around the world at all times, they're difficult to detect.
Stephen Hawking, Before He Became Bored
Stephen Hawking Says Finding The "God Particle" Made Physics More Boring
Nov 21, 2013 15:13 PM E
A physicist who won a $100 bet with Stephen Hawking about the the "God Particle," says proof of its existence renders the world of physics more exciting than ever.
Mars Rover Curiosity in February of 2013
Mars Rover News: Operations On Hold Up Until Malfunction Is Fixed Remotely
Nov 21, 2013 14:09 PM E
NASA engineers are currently running tests on the Mars rover Curiosity to determine the cause of a voltage change detected on November 17th. In the meanwhile, all operations are on hold.
Celebrating Fifteen Years of the International Space Station
International Space Station Celebrates A Grand 15-Year Journey Beginning With Humble Zarya Mission
Nov 21, 2013 09:32 AM E
November 20th marked the 15th birthday of the International Space Station, the shared space laboratory currently occupied by American, Russian, and Japanese astronauts.
ISON
ISON Comet 2013: A Guide For Seeing The Visitor From the Oort Cloud (Or Not)
Nov 21, 2013 09:05 AM E
If you're hoping to watch ISON comet — the long anticipated, newly discovered comet — there's good news and there's bad news.
Mars Meteorite
Rare Martian Meteorite Reveals Mars Formed Its Crust At The Same Time As Earth's
Nov 20, 2013 12:25 PM E
A rare piece of Mars' crust that fell to earth has revealed a rough timeline of the planet's formation, suggesting that it formed around the same time as the Earth's crust did.
The TJ3Sat satellite, the first ever designed and built by high school students.
High School Students Build Satellite, TJ3Sat, Included In NASA’s Minotaur 1 Launch
Nov 20, 2013 11:08 AM E
For the first time ever, NASA has launched into orbit a satellite designed and built by high school students.
Ancient Seawater
145-Million-Year-Old Seawater Discovered In The Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater
Nov 19, 2013 16:18 PM E
This month, researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey reported a discovery they weren't expecting: ancient seawater, perhaps as old as 145 million years, trapped under the impact crater.
Comet ISON in Virgo
ISON Comet Update: Are You Ready For The Galactic Fireworks? [PHOTOS]
Nov 19, 2013 11:39 AM E
Dubbed the “comet of the century” the ISON comet brightens as it moves closer to our sun.
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