Changing Planet The solar eclipse may steal the week’s heavenly headlines, but a monster sunspot—the likes of which hasn’t been seen for years—has turned toward Earth and may spew some serious solar storms.
As sunspots go, AR 2192 is, as astronomer Phil Plait has noted, "freakishly huge." Discovery News says: "Amateur astronomers have been wowed by a vast sunspot that has rotated to face Earth, the largest
Mapping out the ancient universe is a major astronomical goal, but there's a huge challenge: the galaxies there are so dim, scientists can't make out any of the dark parts. But researchers from the Max
A star passed by the black hole close enough that some of its mass fell into the black hole's gravitational grip, but far enough that the star managed to get away still intact with minor damage. A team
If you're in Northern Canada, you'll get the best view. This Thursday afternoon, most of North America will be treated to a partial solar eclipse. If the weather holds, the most dramatic presentation the
Here on Earth, it's rather difficult to replicate curved space-time -- to get that kind of effect in nature, you'd have to get uncomfortably close to black holes and other distant space objects. However,
An extremely rare celestial event will play out on Sunday night, with an ancient comet hurtling narrowly past Mars, prompting observing spacecraft to take evasive action. The comet, called Siding Spring
A recently discovered comet has whizzed past Mars, giving scientists a unique chance to study an object from the farthest reaches of the Solar System. The comet, known as Siding Spring, raced past Mars
Changing Planet Sky-watchers enjoy parting views of Saturn, the “lord of the rings,” this week, along with the moon joining a star cluster and a historic encounter between the red planet and an icy interloper.
Spooky-looking active spots appeared on our home star on October 8. The sun got into the Halloween spirit a little early this year, producing active spots that look like a jack-o'-lantern leer on October
Astronomers searching for hints of leaky galaxies have picked up radiation from a star-forming galaxy in the nearby universe that behaves rather like some of the earliest stellar factories that gave a
Australia’s position in Antarctica is under threat due to a long-term dearth of scientific funding at a time when other nations are forging ahead in the region, a new blueprint for Antarctic research warned.
A speeding comet the size of a mountain will come within 87,000 miles of Mars on Oct. 19, and NASA is planning to observe it with just about everything the agency's got. In a press conference Thursday,
We know very little about Telltale's upcoming Game of Thrones adventure game, but a new image released during New York Comic Con may offer a few hints about what we can expect from the game's story. Take
Free time is a precious commodity. Video games, TV and other media constantly vie for our attention when we've clocked out of work or school for the day. How we spend those precious few hours between and
Nintendo 3DS owners will get a triple shot of Phoenix Wright this holiday season with the release of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. Capcom confirmed at New York Comic Con today that the game
View 2 Photos As much as autonomous cars are talked about for their role in future transportation on public roads, Audi is committed to bringing the technology to the world of racing. Those tuning in the