| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:20 AM
A Milwaukee astronomer and colleagues have discovered a precious find: a star so old, and so cold, that it is made up of crystallized carbon better known as diamond.
David Kaplan, an astronomer from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Happy Fourth of July, space lovers!
To help you celebrate the holiday, NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory released this image of a galactic "fireworks display" in a galaxy 23 million light years away.
That crazy explosion of color and light in the...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Small classes. Lots of face time with professors. Lively debates on the humanities.
These have long been the hallmark of liberal arts colleges. They're also the reason that such schools have resisted what has become a staple on many college campuses:...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Astronomers have spotted an Earth-like planet orbiting a single star in a two-star system, roughly 3,000 light-years away.
The newly found world is the second Earth-like planet to be observed in a compact binary star system, but its discovery...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The New Children's Museum in West Hartford is excited to announce that for the second year in a row, it is the recipient of the 2014 Astronomy Day Award for Small Metropolitan Areas.
Astronomy Day 2014 was held on May 10, and this year's theme at The New...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The sudden disappearance of a bright spot on a methane sea on Titan could add more proof that Saturn’s largest moon is a lot like Earth – just colder and gasier.
Astronomers at Cornell University were flipping between radar images of...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Johns Hopkins University scientists are building a telescope meant to look at space in a way no one has before, hoping to probe the blackness between planets, stars and galaxies, into deep time and the mystery of how it all began.
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"Cosmos" wrapped its 13-episode run this week by emphasizing the importance of knowledge and critical thinking by way of the scientific method in "Unafraid of the Dark."
Despite a few missteps here and there, host Neil de Grasse has taken us on a...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:53 PM
The violent impact that created our moon may have occurred millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.
Mounting evidence suggests that the moon came into being after the Earth got slammed by a Mars-sized object named...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Scientists have discovered two ancient planets orbiting a strange old star right in our stellar backyard.
One of the newly found planets is perhaps five times the mass of Earth, and astronomers believe it is the right distance from the host star to...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have released one of the most comprehensive images of the universe ever taken, and it is awesome.
The image you see below is not wide, but it is so deep that it stretches back to just a few hundred million...