Sept. 10, 2008
Scientists are beginning to unravel the mystery of an extraordinary gamma-ray burst on March 19, 2008, which was visible to the naked eye. It turns out the explosion was aimed directly at Earth.
Feb. 13, 2008
On Wednesday evening, February 20th, the full Moon over the Americas will turn a delightful shade of red and possibly turquoise, too. It's a total Lunar Eclipse- the last one until Dec. 2010.
Feb. 29, 2008
New high-resolution radar maps of the Moon's south pole reveal a fantastic land with peaks as high as Mt. McKinley and crater floors four times deeper than the Grand Canyon.
Aug. 26, 2008
Today, NASA revealed first light images and announced a new name for its latest space telescope.
Nov. 10, 2008
NASA astronomers have set up a monitoring station to scan the night sky for unknown or unexpected meteor showers--and they're finding more than they bargained for.
April 4, 2008
A crescent moon of perilous beauty is about to appear in the evening sky. The best night to look is Tuesday, April 8th, when The Moonjoins the Pleiades star cluster for a must-see conjunction.
Nov. 13, 2008
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the first visible-light snapshot of a planet circling another star. The planet, called 'Fomalhaut b', orbits the bright southern star Fomalhaut, located 25 light-years from Earth.
Jan. 24, 2008
NASA is preparing to launch a new space telescope named GLAST to study the most violent explosions in the history of our Universe.
Feb. 8, 2008
NASA is inviting members of the general public from around the world to suggest a new name for the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, otherwise known as GLAST, before it launches in mid-2008.
Dec. 15, 2008
Solar flares are supposed to obliterate everything in their vicinity, yet one of the most powerful flares of the past 30 years has done just the opposite, emitting a beam of pure and unbroken hydrogen atoms. Researchers think this strange event could yield vital clues to the inner workings of solar flares.