Dec. 31, 2009
NASA's Mars rover Spirit is about to mark six years of Red Planet exploration. However, the upcoming Martian winter could end the roving career of the beloved, scrappy robot.
Dec. 29, 2009
Party planners take note. For the first time in almost twenty years, there's going to be a Blue Moon on New Year's Eve.
Dec. 23, 2009
The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that Physicssays should not exist. In the Dec. 24th issue of Nature, a team of scientists reveal how NASA's Voyager spacecraft have solved the mystery.
Dec. 18, 2009
NASA's Cassini Spacecraft has captured the first flash of sunlight reflected off a lake on Saturn's moon Titan, confirming the presence of liquid on the part of The Moondotted with many large, lake-shaped basins.
Dec. 17, 2009
A continent-wide network of all-sky cameras has photographed a never-before-seen phenomenon: colliding auroras that produce explosions of light. The must-see images have solved a long-standing mystery of Northern Lights.
Dec. 11, 2009
This week, researchers attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen unveiled a unique web site that gathers and organizes climate data for decision makers, professional scientists and lay people.
Dec. 8, 2009
The Geminid meteor shower has been intensifying in recent years, and researchers say 2009 could be the best year yet. This year's display peaks on Dec. 13th and 14th.
Dec. 2, 2009
While stuck in a sandtrap, Mars rover Spirit has made a discovery one researcher calls "supremely interesting."
Nov. 24, 2009
Data from NASA's STEREO spacecraft have confirmed the stunning reality of monster waves on the sun known as "solar tsunamis."
Nov. 19, 2009
Imagine cutting retractable doors in the side of a 747 airliner, installing a 17-ton telescope, and flying to the stratosphere to solve one of astronomy's greatest puzzles. That's what NASA and the German Aerospace Center plan to do with a cutting-edge airborne observatory named SOFIA.