| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:29 AM
The International Space Station is making several passes over Maryland this week, a handful of which will be visible in the night sky so long as skies stay clear.
Some nights the spacecraft will appear brighter than others, and some nights its flyover...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Astronomers have put the known universe in a box on your computer screen – the 120 million light-years of it within our grasp, at least.
With a mellifluous French-accented narration, some light piano music and sweeping computer animation, the...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported this week that ancient rocks on Mars analyzed by its Curiosity rover, which landed on the Red Planet in August, show that what is today a barren and inhospitable environment might well have...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Scientists have snapped an image of a newly discovered alien world that is just 300 light-years from Earth.
The planet, dubbed HD 95086 b, is huge--four to five times the size of Jupiter -- and it makes a wide circle around its young sun, orbiting the...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 12:56 AM
Zombies. Giant super-storms. Runaway climate change. Alien invasions. Sneak attacks by invading enemy nations.
Thrilling stuff of end-of-life-as-we-know-it science fiction books and movies.
But as recent news coverage reminds us — Superstorm...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:30 AM
The same pathway that has put many in the seat of a new car — the lease — is taking off as a financial vehicle for homeowners who don't have tens of thousands of dollars sitting around to buy a rooftop solar-panel system outright.
| May 24, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Looks can be deceiving, especially when it comes to nebulae.
From here on Earth, the well-studied Ring Nebula looks like a fiery, slightly misshapen ring with fuzzy edges and a hole in its center.
But using data collected from the Hubble Telescope,...
| May 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Today's Birthday (05/25/13). The Full Moon lunar eclipse in Sagittarius today could prompt new, lasting partnerships that flower for six months. Rely on the power of love and listen. Imagine perfection. Schedule and budget for success. Balance new work...
| May 13, 2013
| 1:38 PM
The sun erupted for the second time in less than 24 hours Monday morning, releasing the most powerful solar flare so far of 2013.
Monday's solar flare, which peaked at 9 a.m. Pacific time, came just 14 hours after the second largest solar flare of 2013,...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The sun put on another fireworks display Monday evening, releasing a dramatic flash of ultraviolet radiation and sending solar matter hurtling through space.
It was the third major solar flare in 24 hours and the most powerful of 2013. The solar flare...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:03 AM
There she goes again!
The same region of the sun that brought you three powerful solar flares in a 24-hour span from Sunday night to Monday evening let loose Tuesday night with another explosive flash of ultraviolet radiation and sent tons of its own...