Science & Astronomy Archive
04 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Mars is on the other side of the sun from Earth, making communications difficult.
03 April 2013, 06:36 PM ET
Astronomers know more about what dark matter is not than what it actually is.
03 April 2013, 05:36 PM ET
The potential dark matter find announced today wouldn't have been possible without the International Space Station.
03 April 2013, 04:57 PM ET
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has high praise for the first results from the space station's Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
03 April 2013, 02:42 PM ET
SPACE.com's Miriam Kramer asked Nobel prize winner and NASA's AMS-02 principle investigator Samuel C.C. Ting about the performance of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer aboard the ISS (a mission that was almost scrapped after the Columbia Disaster).
03 April 2013, 02:06 PM ET
A panel of scientists discuss the issues facing the search for and understanding of planets orbiting far-distant stars in part one of an eight-part series.
03 April 2013, 01:36 PM ET
A space station particle detector has found hints of dark matter, but experiments deep below the Earth's surface may directly detect it.
03 April 2013, 12:03 PM ET
Advanced cameras helped scientists spot the phenomenon.
03 April 2013, 11:23 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper reveals W3, which is an enormous stellar nursery about 6200 light-years away in the Perseus Arm, one of the Milky Way galaxy’s main spiral arms, that hosts both low- and high-mass star formation.
03 April 2013, 11:00 AM ET
A space station particle detector has found hints of elusive dark matter in cosmic radiation.
03 April 2013, 09:54 AM ET
The space agency will unveil the first results from the $2 billion antimatter-hunting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station.
03 April 2013, 07:37 AM ET
Night sky photographer Martin Pugh in Australia captured this amazing view of the Pencil Nebula in March 2013.
03 April 2013, 07:33 AM ET
The Cosmic Microwave Background radiation tells us the age and composition of the universe and raises new questions that must be answered.
03 April 2013, 07:26 AM ET
New supercomputer simulations show how spiral galaxies like the Milky Way get, and keep, their skinny, star-studded arms.
03 April 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Here are some of the most puzzling mysteries facing astronomers today.
02 April 2013, 08:30 PM ET
Backpack-friendly plane flies over Costa Rican volcano for NASA.
02 April 2013, 06:43 PM ET
The science results come from the $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station.
02 April 2013, 04:48 PM ET
See the space station's Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a $2 billion machine to catch cosmic rays in orbit.
02 April 2013, 03:52 PM ET
A collision may have spun Saturn's fourth moon around 180 degrees.
02 April 2013, 02:38 PM ET
Though dark matter is invisible, photos of galaxy clusters and gravitational lensing hint at its nature.
02 April 2013, 01:21 PM ET
Scientists Elena D'Onghia, Mark Vogelsberger and Thiago ize have used the Harvard FAS Supercomputer Odyssey to put a 100 million animated stars in motion.
02 April 2013, 01:17 PM ET
This ghostly space wallpaper shows an object known as HH 151, a bright jet of glowing material trailed by an intricate, orange-hued plume of gas and dust.
02 April 2013, 01:08 PM ET
Take an in-depth look at the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer will hunt dark matter, cosmic rays and antimatter galaxies.
02 April 2013, 10:40 AM ET
Human cells in space look more like art than science.
02 April 2013, 09:26 AM ET
Astronomers have detected a black hole consuming the outer layers of a brown dwarf or a giant planet. Observations of galaxy NGC 4845 by ESA's Integral Space Observatory and XMM-Newton revealed an x-ray flare consistent with black hole activity.