| 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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Star Walk ($2.99 for iPhone, iPad in an HD version, Android and Kindle; $2.49 for Windows phone; and $4.99 for iPad)
What it is: an interactive astronomy guide that harnesses your device's GPS to show you where constellations are in relation to your...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Home, supercluster home. Astronomers studying the skies have found that our galaxy, the Milky Way, is part of an enormous supercluster of galaxies that has been named Laniakea, which comes from the Hawaiian words for “immeasurable heaven.”...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 3:12 PM
A recently discovered asteroid about the size of a house will make a relatively close pass by Earth on Sunday, flying just past the communication satellites that circle the planet, scientists said.
NASA said the asteroid, known as 2014 RC, poses no...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 1:23 PM
New video provides an amazing view of a recent solar eruption captured by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the sun. Material can be seen bursting from the surface of the sun in an M-class coronal mass ejection.
What makes this footage particularly intriguing,...
| 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.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Sometimes big surprises come wrapped in tiny galactic packages. That’s the strange find from a team of astronomers who discovered an enormous supermassive black hole in a very unlikely place: at the center of an ultracompact dwarf galaxy.
| Sep 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The intricate workings of a rare and remarkable mind are rendered in simple, accessible terms in "The Theory of Everything,". Striving to pay equal tribute to Hawking's first wife, Jane (on whose memoir the film is based), and her tireless devotion to him...