Space Archive
07 March 2016, 09:22 AM ET
Always wanted to go to Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, New Guinea? Get there by March 9th (local time) to watch the moon pass directly in from of the Sun, casting a deep twilight across the blue Pacific skies.
04 March 2016, 02:00 PM ET
Solar eclipses are some of nature's most dramatic celestial performances. They occur when the Earth, moon and sun are aligned in the same plane and the moon passes between the two other bodies.
04 March 2016, 11:06 AM ET
The Hubble Space Telescope has calculated the distance to the most far-out galaxy ever measured — GN-z11 — providing scientists with a look deep into the history of the universe.
03 March 2016, 11:47 AM ET
Failure is an option, argues Vint Cerf in this exclusive. Sometimes, "failure" is just a word that closed-minded people use when something challenges their beliefs.
03 March 2016, 11:35 AM ET
A paper published Feb. 24 claiming to have located the source of a mysterious type of energetic radio burst may have a fatal flaw, some scientists say.
26 February 2016, 06:37 PM ET
An incredible new picture of the Milky Way shows our home galaxy glowing eerily in wavelengths invisible to the human eye, revealing zones of hidden star birth.
25 February 2016, 01:24 PM ET
Can two black holes be born from a single star? A new idea could explain the merger of two black holes that led to the historic first direct detection of gravitational waves.
23 February 2016, 05:05 PM ET
If a space rock hits the atmosphere, and no one is around to hear it, does the tabloid press still report it as an Earth-shattering event?
23 February 2016, 12:10 PM ET
The Kavli Foundation endeavors to advance science for the benefit of humanity, promote public understanding of scientific research and support scientists and their work.
22 February 2016, 04:49 PM ET
Apollo 10 astronauts heard a strange whistling sound when they flew to the far side of the moon in 1969 — but recent hype about the incident ignores the quickly-discovered explanation for the strange sounds.
21 February 2016, 03:07 PM ET
Famed cosmologist and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking revealed the name of the new suborbital craft — VSS Unity — during its star-studded unveiling ceremony Friday (Feb. 19) at Virgin's manufacturing facility at Mojave Air & Space Port.
14 February 2016, 09:05 AM ET
When talking about love and romance, people often bring up unseen and mystical connections. Such connections exist in the subatomic world as well, thanks to a bizarre and counterintuitive phenomenon called quantum entanglement.
12 February 2016, 05:41 PM ET
The first-ever direct detection of gravitational waves will open up an entirely new window on the universe, researchers say.
12 February 2016, 09:22 AM ET
Most space rocks burn up in the Earth's atmosphere, creating shooting stars. But some larger, denser extraterrestrial rocks crash onto our planet and become meteorites.
12 February 2016, 06:41 AM ET
When news broke that a meteorite may have crash-landed in India last weekend, some experts thought it was odd that no one had seen a fiery space rock blaze across the sky.
11 February 2016, 05:25 PM ET
The much-anticipated report of gravitational waves generated its own waves of enthusiasm and celebration across social media, as astrophysicists and science nerds alike shared their delight.
11 February 2016, 03:03 PM ET
11 February 2016, 02:56 PM ET
A new sound file captures the unforgettable sound of gravitational waves emerging from a cosmic collision between two black holes.
11 February 2016, 02:28 PM ET
A new image shows how an unobtrusive blip in a light signal from a detector showed a cosmic smashup between two black holes.
11 February 2016, 11:09 AM ET
On Sept. 14th, 2015, physicists directly observed gravitational waves created by the merger of 2 black holes. Northwestern University’s Vicky Kalogera and Shane Larson explain the find.
11 February 2016, 10:34 AM ET
100 years after Albert Einstein first proposed these ripples in spacetime as part of his theory of relativity astrophysicists have found proof of their existence.
11 February 2016, 09:30 AM ET
Gravity waves, gravitational waves and primordial gravitational waves... what do they mean? Is there a difference?
10 February 2016, 01:08 PM ET
A powerful greenhouse effect can destroy a planet's chances of hosting life, a new study suggests.
09 February 2016, 12:13 PM ET
A strike by a medium-size asteroid on land (as opposed to at sea) could cause average global temperatures to plunge to Ice Age levels, and lead to steep drops in precipitation and plant productivity, among other effects, a new study suggests.
08 February 2016, 02:43 PM ET
For the first time in recorded history, a meteorite is reported to have killed a person.
08 February 2016, 10:19 AM ET
It's looking less likely that a faraway star's strange dimming can be explained by a swarm of comets or an "alien megastructure."
05 February 2016, 05:24 PM ET
A combination of computer modeling and solar imagery visualize the sun's magnetic structure, offering a peek at the intense and dramatic activity that keeps the star's engine running.
05 February 2016, 10:58 AM ET
A newly released photo captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its historic Pluto flyby last July shows that the vast Sputnik Planum region within the dwarf planet's "heart" is studded with chains and clusters of water-ice hills.
04 February 2016, 11:02 AM ET
The near-Earth asteroid 2013 TX68, which is thought to be about 100 feet long, will zoom past our planet on March 5. The space rock could come as close as 11,000 miles or stay up to 9 million miles away during the flyby, researchers say.
04 February 2016, 09:59 AM ET
Looping, swirling, whipping magnetic fields – not visible to the naked eye – power and direct titanic explosions off the Sun’s surface.
02 February 2016, 02:29 PM ET
The car-size Curiosity rover was hard at work investigating Namib Dune — part of a larger complex of shifting dark Martian sand called Bagnold Dunes — when it captured the photo on Jan. 19.
29 January 2016, 09:55 AM ET
Two species of tiny fungi from Antarctica survived an 18-month exposure to Mars-like conditions aboard the International Space Station, according to the study, which was published last month in the journal Astrobiology.