| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so as well.
Kalirai, 35, is an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. For two years,...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 3:53 PM
The April sky
April is upon us. That means a last opportunity for some early evening viewing of some of the famous winter constellations like Orion, while familiar spring and summer constellations rise earlier each evening to take their place. Let’...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Asteroid 2012 DA14 is bearing down on Earth, rattling nerves and making sci-fi fans' eyes light up. But the cool ......
| Feb 21, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Talk about real-world special effects: NASA has just released stunning video of a “coronal rain,” a solar phenomenon in which hot ......
| Feb 17, 2013
| 12:13 PM
If a meteor was heading toward California, would residents have any warning? It all depends on the size of the space rock and the time of day. At night, astronomers can see an object hurtling toward Earth through a telescope.......
| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:13 PM
As asteroid 2012 DA14 continues to zoom ever closer to Earth, astronomers are releasing new images of the space rock, ......
| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Want to see a comet move through the night sky? You're in luck. Comet Pan-STARRS has just become visible in ......
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:23 PM
One small step up the podium, one giant leap into the cosmos. On Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at Symphony Hall, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, piloted by conductor Diane Wittry, blasted off into the solar system and beyond with an...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:55 PM
A day after the possible discovery of organic material on the Red Planet, NASA officials announced plans for a news Mars exploration mission in 2020. The objectives for the planned rover are not set, but it could potentially collect soil......
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Confirming what “Doctor Who” fans have long suspected, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CFA) have found that Earth-like ......
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:52 AM
The Mars rover Curiosity was powered down Wednesday in preparation for a solar-storm pounding. It's about time there was some ......