| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Feelin’ the heat? Three massive solar flares could “shockwave” Earth today.
That’s the upshot from NASA and NOAA, after powerful plasma ejections erupted from the sun earlier this week. The flares pose no danger to humans,...
| 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 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...