Keirra Lowe

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Big Pic: A Martian Eclipse That Looks Like Googly Eyes

As the Mars rover Curiosity glances up at the sun, one of the moons that orbits its new home passes in front of the sun.<p>On August 17, life on Earth was fairly ordinary. It was a warm summer Saturday here in the northern hemisphere, a sunny day in which couples were married, beaches were lain on, …

ALMA takes close look at drama of star birth

Young stars are violent objects that eject material at speeds as high as 620,000 mph (1 million km/h). When this material crashes into the …

September provides your first peek at Comet ISON

As of today, astronomers still don’t know if Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) will put on a good show or a potentially historic one. Either way, many amateur …

Scientists have captured the blast from a supernova 10,000 light-years away in a cosmic speed trap, clocking the shockwave from the dead star's explosive end at speeds of nearly 8 miles per second. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/avyb Supernova remnant W44 is the focus of this annotated image created by combining data from ESA’s Herschel and XMM-Newton space observatories. W44 is about 10,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Aquila, the Eagle.

Evolution of Early Universe from Big Bang Simulated in 10 Milliseconds

“This is the first time an experiment like this has simulated the evolution of structure in the early universe,” said Cheng Chin, professor in …

Sublime Images of the Brilliant Night Sky Using Long Exposures and Image Composite

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reflections: Portraits of the Elderly Seeing Their Younger Selves

When my grandmother was suddenly stricken by a massive stroke, my family had to make the heartbreaking decision to let her go. The doctor told us …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Quasars and other AGNs

Astronomers know that a giant black hole sits in the center of each large galaxy. This black hole can weigh anywhere between a few million times our …

The antimatter factory: inside the project that could power fusion and annihilation lasers

Physicists have been chasing antimatter technology for more than 80 years now — driven by the promise of oppositely oriented particles that explode in a burst of energy whenever they make contact with their more common counterpart. If we could tame antimatter, those explosions could be used to …

NASA's Curiosity rover is now driving itself

NASA engineers have been piloting the Mars rover Curiosity for over a year now, but yesterday, Curiosity finally took the wheel. On Tuesday, the rover switched to its autonomous navigation system and took its first drive into unapproved territory, as part of a general shift that will help the rover …

Weird Science: Wormholes Make the Best Time Machines

If you're a science fiction nut like everyone here at SPACE.com, you most likely have already had an encounter or two with time travel. From Marty …

NASA's Next Mars Mission to Unravel Secrets of Red Planet's Atmosphere

BOULDER, Colo. — Scientists are gearing up for NASA's next spacecraft to Mars, an orbiter equipped to probe the Martian upper atmosphere for clues to …

Scientists detect magmatic water on Moon's surface

Scientists have detected magmatic water — water that originates from deep within the Moon’s interior — on the surface of the Moon. These findings …

Gel-Based Super-Roomba Concept Is Improbable And Amazing

I would like to live in the future where a sticky Roomba army is doing all the dusting.<p>Let's just say this up front: this design concept, for a Roomba-like vacuum army, is pretty out-there. But, man, I want to believe.<p>The idea, from Korean designer Juan Lee, is for a set of eight remote-controlled …