Alie Yousof

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Week's Best Space Pictures: Mars Dunes, Saturn Storms, and Sicily Shakes

Carina's young stars kick off views of Mars, Saturn, and the skies of Chile, seen in the week's best space pictures.<p>Young stars burst from a crescent-shaped cradle in the constellation Carina, revealed in the above February 12 Your Shot image.<p>The stellar nursery called NGC3324 hangs more than 6,500 …

5 Sky Events This Week: Red Planet, Lord of the Rings, and Space Mountain

Changing Planet<p>This image of 190,000-light-years-distant supernova remnant E0102 combines both an x-ray view from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and an optical view from the Hubble Space Telescope. Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/D.Dewey et al. & NASA/CXC/SAO/J.DePasquale; Optical: NASA/STScI<p><b>The</b> …

Watch Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Whip Past Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>A giant space rock three times the size of football field is about to sail past Earth. Its passage will be broadcast live around the world via the web.</b><p>Near ­Earth Asteroid (NEO), 2000 EM26, measuring 885 feet (270 meters) across and traveling at a speed of 27,000 miles per hour will …

Are We Living in a Black Hole?

Our universe may reside within a vast, black hole.<p>Let's rewind the clock. Before humans existed, before Earth formed, before the sun ignited, before galaxies arose, before light could even shine, there was the Big Bang. This happened 13.8 billion years ago.<p>But what about before that? Many …