| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Over a vegetarian breakfast at the London in West Hollywood in June, writer Ann Druyan contemplated the "Cosmos."
She had been there before as a writer on the first "Cosmos" series in 1980 when her husband, the late astrophysicist and astronomer Carl...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Quantum physics and theoretical cosmology aren't generally the stuff of romance, but the Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything" could prove an exception.
As glimpsed in a new trailer, which you can watch above, the romantic drama stars...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have spotted a "zombie star" lurking in deep space. What is this astronomical equivalent of the walking dead, and how did it get there?
The story involves a rare type of cosmic explosion, detective work...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:10 PM
When you look up at the moon’s pockmarked face, you’re actually staring at Earth’s early history. The rain of asteroids that pummeled the lunar surface hit our planet too — it’s just that erosion and plate tectonics blotted...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The Easton Area Public Library will offer a special presentation on the cosmos with a local astronomer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
"A Pinhead Solar System" will be presented by Dennis Mammana, who will help visitors to understand how large the universe...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The stars as seen through African eyes, a new space grows in Larchmont and shows in garages. Here’s what’s going down in L.A. and beyond:
“African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” at the L.A. County Museum of Art. More than three dozen...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:11 PM
When Spitzer Space Telescope captured the billowing aftermath of a colossal asteroid smashup 1,200 light-years away, scientists realized they were watching a scene much like the one that played out billions of years ago in our own solar system.
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Astronomers say they’ve discovered the signature of one of the first stars in the universe whose remains were embedded into the body of another very old star.
The discovery, described in the journal Science, sheds light on an ancient type of...
| Jun 6, 2014
Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken television audiences on a tour through the universe with his series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” […]...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Unique celestial events in 2014 include two full lunar eclipses visible from Maryland and a partial solar eclipse that will begin just before sunset one October afternoon. A new meteor shower could be a bonus.
Here’s what stargazers have to look...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, two research teams have discovered thick layers of high-altitude clouds covering the atmospheres of two relatively nearby exoplanets: a super-Earth and a "warm Neptune."
Scientists are beginning to get a handle...