Saturday, November 23, 2013
Astronomers call it the monster. It was the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed. Had it been closer, Earth would have been toast.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
A large group of sunspots will be visible to the naked eye through this weekend in Taiwan as solar activity reaches its peak, according to the Taipei Astronomical Museum.
Despite budget uncertainties, NASA on Tuesday issued a solicitation for a commercially operated space taxi to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, an attempt to break Russia's monopoly on crew transport by 2017.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Europe this week will launch a trio of high-tech satellites to explore something that may seem utterly mundane: Earth's magnetic field.
Accelerating ice loss from the Antarctic icesheet could be due in part to active volcanoes under the frozen continent's eastern part, a study said on Sunday.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
What happened to the water on Mars? How did the Red Planet's atmosphere become so thin over time? NASA's MAVEN probe is scheduled to launch Monday on a mission to find out.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The first test mission of a new deep space capsule that could one day take humans to Mars is on track for September 2014, the U.S. space agency said Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A decade-long research effort to uncover the environmental causes of breast cancer by studying both lab animals and a group of healthy U.S. girls has turned up some surprises, scientists say.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
India's Mars spacecraft has completed the first of a series of engine firings designed to free it from Earth's gravitational pull and propel it towards the Red Planet, scientists said Friday.
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a freakish asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust streaming from its body like spokes on a wheel, scientists said on Thursday.