| May 25, 2012
| 5:24 PM
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...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:03 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 11:02 AM
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'...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 5:11 AM
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...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 5:27 AM
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...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 12:59 PM
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....
| Dec 31, 2011
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,...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 8:32 AM
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...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 6:44 AM
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...
| May 2, 2012
| 5:47 PM
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...
| Oct 20, 2009
| 4:22 PM
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......
| Nov 3, 2009
| 4:22 PM
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....