Space

Total solar eclipse 2017: 6 bizarre things that will happen

Things get a little weird during an eclipse. Here are six things to look for.<p>While there are many superstitions about eclipses, there are also a lot of weird things that happen during an eclipse that are completely real -- and super cool. Here are six incredible things to look for during the …

Astronomy

Mars Probe Data Shows The Red Planet Is Hiding Water Where There Shouldn't Be Any

Nobody understands how this is possible.<p>A closer look at data from NASA's oldest functional Mars orbiter has thrown up a puzzling result scientists …

Planets

Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein Proved Right Again

Scientists always seem to be finding new evidence of Albert Einstein "being right." The latest example comes from astronomers using the European …

Astrophysics

Here's Your Critical Guide to the Hospitable Earth-Like Exoplanets

There’s a vital human desire to discover and explore other planets like Earth, so the plenum of candidate Earth-like planets is fitting. As of July …

Exoplanets

How to make your own pinhole viewer to watch the solar eclipse

Get a DIY view of Monday's solar eclipse by using a few bits and bobs from around your kitchen<p>On Monday, August 21, the moon will pass in front of …

Astronomy

The Most Distant Galaxy Observed to Date Provides Insight into the Early Universe

In their pursuit of learning how our Universe came to be, scientists have probed very deep into space (and hence, very far back in time). Ultimately, …

Universe

NASA's Rocket to Nowhere Finally Has a Destination

On a Thursday afternoon in June, a 17-foot-tall rocket motor—looking like something a dedicated amateur might fire off—stood fire-side-up on the …

Exploration

Make Your Own Eclipse Viewer

Hundreds of years before solar viewing glasses were readily available, scientists and casual spectators could still enjoy these rare celestial events without frying their eyeballs. They'd use a combination of pinholes and mirrors to redirect the sun's rays onto a screen.<p>It took a while to figure …

News (U.S.)

Scientists Are Closer to Understanding The Wild Jets of Matter Beaming out of Galactic Centers

If active galactic nuclei don’t make you say “holy shit,” what will? Lots of galaxies contain incredibly bright regions at their center, spewing …

Universe

From exoplanets to galaxies: NASA chooses 6 missions for further study

Six astrophysics programs selected for further study by NASA have science goals across the universe, ranging from exoplanets to galaxies.<p>This round of choices for NASA's Explorers Program, announced Aug. 9, includes three Explorer missions ($250 million each) and three missions of opportunity ($70 …

Universe

Finally! The ISS Crew Just Received Real Ice Cream Thanks to SpaceX

None of that freeze-dried crap.<p>When you're away from home, care packages matter. But nothing quite says 'we care' like fresh ice cream launched into …

Space Station

Killer Asteroid Impact Update: Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Apophis Found Less Likely To Collide With Earth

A NASA scientist, working on the data gathered through the extensive tracking of the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Apophis, has concluded that the …

Space Exploration

Astronomers Gawk at Supermassive Black Holes in the Middle of a Feast

Cosmic jellyfish are just prey in space.<p>In space, no one can hear you scream — even if you’re a jellyfish galaxy getting torn tentacle from tentacle …

Astrophysics

How to Photograph the Solar Eclipse With Your Phone

When the total solar eclipse occurs on Aug. 21, it will mark the first time the rare spectacle will be visible in the contiguous U.S. since 1979. In …

Astronomy

Watch NASA Livestream Six Hour Spacewalk from International Space Station

Russian cosmonauts to deploy nanosatellites and collect samples during spacewalk.

NASA

Studying sun’s atmosphere at solar eclipse

Monday’s total solar eclipse will give scientists a rare opportunity to study the lower regions of the sun’s corona. Here’s what NASA scientists will …

Astronomy

This solar eclipse time lapse will get you pumped for Monday

Get ready for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse with a gorgeous time-lapse video showing the 2012 eclipse in Australia.<p>Are you excited for the North American total solar eclipse coming up on Aug. 21? You can ramp up the thrill level with a video showing an eclipse from the other side of the world.<p>Laughing …

Astronomy

Small, Water-Powered Satellites Could Be the Future of Space Exploration

The Smaller the Better<p>Satellites are typically imagined to be massive constructs that take millions of dollars to produce and maintain, but the much …

Space Exploration

Perseid Meteor Shower Wows Stargazer with 'One-in-a-Million' Fireball

When the Perseid meteor shower peaked over the weekend, no one was expecting an amazing show. After all, the August moon had just passed its full …

Astronomy

10 stellar observatories and planetariums in the U.S.

Architecture built for the stars<p>In just a few days, the United States will take center stage for a unique astronomical phenomenon: A solar eclipse will travel across the entire country for the first time since 1918.<p>The celestial hype is building, with experts predicting that up to 7.4 million …

Astronomy

The best apps for viewing the solar eclipse

If you somehow missed the news, many parts of the United States will be witness to a total solar eclipse on August 21 for the first time in over 90 …

Apps

Howling At The Moon: Why I'm Taking My Children To See The Solar Eclipse

Support the news<p>Commentary<p><i>Like what you read here? Sign up for our twice-weekly newsletter.</i><p>“I am an eclipse chaser.”<p>I say this as if introducing …

Astronomy

Stunning Timelapse of a Total Solar Eclipse in 2012

by Justin Page at on<p>To celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse taking place on August 21st, videographer and artist Scott A. Stevenson (a.k.a. …

Astronomy

Dragon Installed to Station for Month of Cargo Swaps | Space Station

Four spaceships are parked at the space station including the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, the Progress 67 resupply ship and two Soyuz crew ships.<p>The …

SpaceX

2017 August 17 - NGC 2442: Galaxy in Volans

<b>NGC 2442: Galaxy in Volans</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Processing - Robert Gendler, Roberto Colombari<br>Data - Hubble Legacy Archive, European Southern …

Astronomy

Mock spaceship in Kansas to be used for astronaut research | Miami Herald

A mock-up of a spacecraft built in central Kansas is getting ready to take off for Kansas State University.<p>The Salina Journal reports the spaceship …

Business

Why this year’s total eclipse is a bright opportunity for science

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b> In our Leading Edge segment tonight: the eclipse.Monday, the United States will experience the …

Astronomy

Image: Europe's largest vacuum chamber, the Large Space Simulator

An external view of Europe's largest vacuum chamber, the Large Space Simulator, which subjects entire satellites to space-like conditions ahead of …

Quantum Mechanics

US prepares for 'Great American Eclipse'

Will Monday's solar eclipse lead to the worst traffic chaos in US history? Will visitors overrun campsites and National Parks?<p>It's hard to say, but …

Astronomy

Talking Alternate Realities and Homewrecker Halter Tops with Artist Nicola MacNeil

Nicola MacNeil is an Ontario-to-Vancouver import with an incredibly apt artistic practice of transplanting found images of people into surreal, …

Chris Hadfield