RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Astronomy and Astrophysics

A collection of news and information related to Astronomy and Astrophysics published by this site and its partners.

Top Astronomy and Astrophysics Articles

Displaying items 37-48
  • SpaceX rocket carries Maryland science project into space

    SpaceX rocket carries Maryland science project into space
    As the space capsule called Dragon hurtled toward the International Space Station at about 17,500 miles per hour on Friday, no space enthusiast was more enthralled than Paul Warren, a self-described "nerd" who attends Henry E. Lackey High School in...
  • Andromeda, Milky Way galaxies on collision course

    Andromeda, Milky Way galaxies on collision course
    First, the bad news: The Andromeda galaxy, an agglomeration of 1 trillion stars that is visible to the naked eye, is hurtling through space at 250,000 miles per hour — and it's coming right at us. What's more, NASA astronomers in Baltimore said...
  • Transit of Venus offers rare glimpse of heavens

    Transit of Venus offers rare glimpse of heavens
    When Venus passed between Earth and the sun 251 years ago Tuesday, scientists scribbled down observations that helped calculate a rough estimate of the size of our solar system. Using crude telescopes, they watched the yellow planet move across the sun'...
  • Solar flare could disrupt radio, GPS, power systems

    Solar flare could disrupt radio, GPS, power systems
    NASA is warning of a large solar flare expected to impact Earth on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, potentially disturbing radio communication, GPS and power grids. A phenomenon known as a coronal mass ejection associated with a solar flare...
  • Share your transit of Venus photos, experiences

    Share your transit of Venus photos, experiences
    Did you watch the transit of Venus last night? Clouds threatened, but it sounds like they cleared in time for most to see the transit. Check out the photos above and to the left to see how others saw it. Or if you have your own to share, upload them...
  • Is there life on Mars?

    Is there life on Mars?
    Is there life elsewhere in the universe? It's a question that has long intrigued astronomers and science fiction buffs alike, and now the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has launched its most ambitious attempt yet to find the answer....
  • Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science

    Exhibit brings together 'Eureka' moments in science
    Earle Havens can almost hear their voices. Each time Havens steps inside the George Peabody Library, he senses the muted exclamations, the murmured back-and-forth of a conversation that's been going on now for more than two millennia. In one corner,...
  • Hopkins launches new space science minor for undergraduates

    Hopkins launches new space science minor for undergraduates
    What lies at the center of that giant ball of gas we call Jupiter? When you cut through the incredibly dense atmosphere of Venus, what's happening on the planet surface? These are the questions that dance in the mind of Johns Hopkins University student...
  • Space: Will we again invest in our dreams?

    Space: Will we again invest in our dreams?
    In an age of austerity, can the United States still afford, in "Star Trek's" memorable phrase, "to boldly go where no man has gone before"? The answer: maybe. The space shuttle program — that long-running, always slightly disappointing successor...
  • Hopkins-led study observes destruction of star by black hole

    Hopkins-led study observes destruction of star by black hole
    It's rare to witness the entirety of a murder. But that's how some local scientists investigated exactly what happened during a fatal attack in 2010. The victim? A star — a massive red giant — 2.7 million light-years away that had lost its...
  • Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight

     
    With no moonlight to interfere, this should be the best night for stargazers to get a look at the annual Orionid meteor shower. Forecasters are calling for 'mostly clear' skies tonight, with calm winds and lows in the 40s.Observers say Orionid......
  • Leonid meteors are up next

     
    Astronomers are predicting an exceptional year for the annual Leonid meteor shower, which will peak two weeks from today. The Leonids are among the best meteor displays on the astronomical calendar. November nights (with luck) can be clear and crisp, and....