| 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 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 6, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken television audiences on a tour through the universe with his series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” […]...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:00 AM
A star born from the same cloud of gas as our sun 4.5 billion years ago has been found at last, astronomers say.
This solar sibling is a little bigger than our sun, and a little hotter at its surface. But an international team of researchers says it...
| May 12, 2014
| 1:19 PM
In previous shows since remaking its central domed theater, the Adler Planetarium has taken visitors into deep space, back to the celestial basics, and deep into the kind of awe the cosmos can inspire.
This time around, for the new theatrical...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Now that spring is here, maybe it's time to grab your surfboard and head to some far-off coastline -- perhaps as far as the outer solar system. Scientists using NASA's Cassini spacecraft have found hints of waves sloshing on Titan, Saturn’s...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:08 PM
The sun unleashed two X-class solar flares in the span of one hour and 10 minutes Tuesday morning, and there is a good chance that more may be coming soon.
Solar flares are big bursts of radiation that come from dark areas of the sun called sunspots. An...
| 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...
| 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...