Like rude relatives who jump in front of your vacation snapshots of landscapes, some of our solar system's asteroids have photobombed deep images of the universe taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. These asteroids reside, on average, only about 160 million miles from Earth — right around the corner in astronomical terms. Yet they've horned their way into this picture of thousands of galaxies scattered across space and time at inconceivably farther distances.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, November 3, 2017 - 15:08
Humans are causing the globe to heat up, with dire consequences, according to a climate report from the Trump administration.
What would happen if you played tug-of-war in outer space? Would you be able to stand and pull with all your might, as you would on Earth, or would something entirely different happen?
The mystery of why the ocean beneath the icy shell of Saturn's moon Enceladus did not freeze over long ago may now be solved.
Astronomers have spotted a dusty ring around the nearby star Proxima Centauri, hinting at the existence of other planets in addition to the famous Proxima b, a new study reports.
The year isn't over yet, but 2017 is already expected to be the second- or third-hottest year on record, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced today (Nov. 6) at the United Nations climate change conference in Bonn, Germany.
Jill Tarter helped propel the hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence. Her biographer talks about how she became the driving force in the field.
The actor, who famously portrayed Capt. James T. Kirk in the original "Star Trek" TV series and a number of movies, is one of more than 2.4 million people who have signed up to send their names to Mars aboard NASA's InSight lander.
Tonight (Nov. 5), the moon will temporarily hide the orange star Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, in what astronomers call an occultation.
While the moon is sometimes a frustrating object for deep-sky-object observers — the light from the surface can wash out faint objects — in November, our celestial neighbor will point the way to three gorgeous star clusters.
Juno's finally back in contact with Earth, confirming a successful eighth science flyby of Jupiter and sending along new data about the planet's vibrant cloud tops and composition.
Da Vinci's Demons actor Blake Ritson has been cast as Brainiac in SyFy's Krypton, according to Deadline.
Some of the spaceflight community's biggest movers, shakers and disruptors will gather in Seattle next week to discuss humanity's next giant leaps.
Fox's "Star Trek"-influenced space adventure, "The Orville," will voyage on to a second season.
Binoculars are great for checking out all kinds of natural wonders, from distant celestial bodies to birds and other wildlife on Earth. Here are some of the best binoculars for beginners, kids and seasoned veterans alike.
See photos of the astronauts and cosmonauts in the Expedition 53 mission to the International Space Station.
Full confession time: Newsarama didn’t get to see Ragnarok until a press screening mid last week, days after the initial wave of reviews started to surface and it became readily apparent the film was another MCU critical hit.
Portal origin URL: Return of the Comet: 96P Spotted by ESA, NASA SatellitesPortal origin nid: 412733Published: Friday, November 3, 2017 - 09:28Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Sun-gazing missions SOHO and STEREO watched the return of comet 96P/Machholz when it entered their fields of view between Oct. 25-30. It is extremely rare for comets to be seen simultaneously from two different locations in space, and these are the most comprehensive parallel observations ever taken of this comet.Portal image: animation of STEREO observations of comet 96PScience Categories: Sun
Staff members at the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab recently began making the fifth mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope. See photos here.
Technicians have begun casting the fifth primary mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) at the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Laboratory, project representatives announced today (Nov. 3).