| Feb 26, 2015
| 10:32 AM
Some 12.8 billion light years away, astronomers have spotted an object of almost impossible brightness — the most luminous object ever seen in such ancient space. It's from just 900 million years after the big bang, and the old quasar — a...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 11:33 AM
Everybody's favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, is entering the late-night fray in April with a TV version of his hit podcast, "StarTalk." And now we know he'll be joined by an eclectic array of guests on his first few shows.
| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:27 PM
Deep in the universe’s past, astronomers have discovered a luminous quasar powered by an enormous black hole that contains the mass of 12 billion suns. The incredibly bright object is ancient -- shining when the universe was only 875 million years...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 1:49 PM
Less than 100,000 years ago, a cool, small star flew within 0.8 light years of our sun, brushing past the icy Oort cloud that lies at the outer edges of our solar system, according to research published this week.
Scientists say it is the closest a...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 5:29 PM
Astronomers have discovered a massive planet with four suns only 125 light-years from Earth.
The planet is at least 10 times as big as Jupiter, and scientists say it probably has no actual surface to stand on. But if you could fly a spacecraft into...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 11:20 AM
Astronomers have found the most conclusive evidence yet that a large watery ocean lies beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Ganymede.
With the discovery, Ganymede joins Enceladus and Europa as another moon in the solar system with a confirmed...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 3:08 PM
Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study.
If indeed the early...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 8:59 AM
Matthew Kleban holds a doctorate in physics from Stanford, conducted postdoctorate research at Albert Einstein's alma mater the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and is now part of the research group at NYU's Center for Cosmology and Particle...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 12:36 PM
At 6:16 Saturday morning, step outside and look up at the full moon. But don't blink or you'll miss it: a total lunar eclipse.
The whole thing will last a mere five minutes -- the briefest lunar eclipse of the century, NASA says. That's if the weather...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 12:00 PM
There's a total lunar eclipse coming in the early hours of Saturday morning, and you can watch it live, right here.
Be forewarned: The eclipse is not at an especially convenient time for sky watchers on the West Coast. The moon begins to move into the...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 6:02 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don't blink. There's a total eclipse of the moon Saturday — and it's an unusually short one.
If there are clear skies, the 3 1 / 2-hour spectacle is visible from start to finish from the western U.S. and Canada where it...