| 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 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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
High in the Eastern Sierra, a pack of huskies is howling in the shadow of snow-covered peaks.
Drawn by their song, 10 teenage members of the Earth to Sky Calculus club break from their work and gather on a cabin deck. Before long, they're howling too....
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Ask most people to name a famous scientist and — assuming they don’t draw a blank — they will likely cite Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking or possibly Cosmos host Neil de Grasse Tyson. You know, someone with high name...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a little less great than it used to be.
New images of the spot taken in April by the Hubble Space Telescope indicate that it’s about 10,250 miles across, according to Amy Simon, an expert on Jupiter’s...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:39 AM
If you dare go bare-legged to the Adler Planetarium’s new “Destination Solar System” movie presentation, you just might feel an otherworldly chill as your live space-tour guide Jesse rushes through the theater, grasping the piece of...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Today's Birthday (04/15/14). Your creative year launches with today's Full Moon (Libra) lunar eclipse, impacting partnerships and agreements. You see newly what's important. Collaborate for good causes. Beautify your home this springtime, and invite...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Astronomers searching for the faintest glimmers of light beyond distant Pluto say they’ve discovered a new dwarf planet – and that this planetoid’s movements hint that an invisible giant planet perhaps 10 times the size of Earth could be...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There's a new meteor shower coming this week. Maybe!
From midnight to dawn PDT on Saturday morning, Earth might pass through a stream of debris left in the wake of a comet hundreds of years ago.
The result could be a spectacular light show with as...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:22 AM
A predicted "storm" of meteors overnight turned out to be mostly a bust, though some in the Midwest U.S. got a better glimpse of the shower than in the mid-Atlantic.
The Earth was expected to pass through a debris trail left behind a comet that was...