| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:41 AM
Australian astronomers picked up an “alien” radio burst from space in real time last year, but say the chances of it coming from a sentient source are slim to none.
It’s not the first radio blast picked up by terrestrials here on...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:51 AM
Carl Sagan nailed it.
"Even today, the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars," he wrote in his book "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space" in 1994....
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:21 PM
As part of a research team studying galaxies, two University of Maryland scientists recently helped find a wild one.
It doesn't fit into the two main galaxy shape categories and is even a bit too odd to belong with those astronomers call "irregulars,"...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It took the spacecraft New Horizons, hurtling from Earth faster than any mission before it, a matter of hours to pass the moon's orbit and a year to reach Jupiter's gravity.
Nine years into its journey, it's finally approaching its destination: Pluto....
| Jan 10, 2015
| 4:00 AM
If you were hoping to find a little more time for yourself or your loved ones in the new year, you are in luck: 2015 is going to be exactly one second longer than 2014.
The "leap second" was decreed this week by astronomers at the International Earth...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:56 PM
Heads up Jimmy, Jimmy, Stephen and Conan: the late-night fray is about to be joined by someone whose brain is bigger than everyone else's. Neil deGrasse Tyson is getting his own late-night talk show, "Star Talk," on National Geographic Channel.
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:25 PM
One of the most famous images in astronomy is known as the “Pillars of Creation,” but a new version of it reveals that it could also be called “Pillars of Destruction.”
The images depict three towering columns of gas and dust...
| Jan 9, 2015
Sunday, Jan. 11
Uplifting concert The annual "Lift Every Voice" concert will be held at 4 p.m. in St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. No tickets or reservations required, but seating is limited. A reception...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 12:33 PM
What if I told you that Islam once produced the world's most scientifically advanced and intellectually productive civilization?
It's true, and you'll probably hear more about it, this being 2015, the United Nations International Year of Light and...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:24 PM
Turns out Hollywood celebs aren’t the only stars who hide their age well – small cool stars are very good at frustrating astronomers’ efforts to determine how old they are, because they essentially look the same for most of their lives....
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:47 PM
This New Year's Eve, a fuzzy green comet named Lovejoy will be just barely visible to the naked eye in the vicinity of the constellation Orion's feet.
If you know exactly where to look, you may be able to spot it.
But if your New Year's plans do not...