Science & Astronomy Archive
01 May 2013, 05:18 PM ET
See photos that helped astronomy detectives solve the mystery of 'Stonewall' Jackson's death during the Civil War in 1863.
01 May 2013, 05:13 PM ET
A trick of the moonlight might be to blame for the friendly fire that killed Jackson.
01 May 2013, 03:52 PM ET
A small, tight cloud about 5000 light years from Earth called NGC 6559 is home to glowing red hydrogen, scattered blue gas from recently born stars and dark dusty regions.
01 May 2013, 02:54 PM ET
Asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ36 received the new moniker in a student naming contest.
01 May 2013, 02:45 PM ET
Carl Hergenrother, an observational astronomer from the University of Arizona, and Mike Nolan, a radio astronomer from the Arecibo Observatory, talk about the importance of the OSIRIS-REx sample return mission.
01 May 2013, 02:40 PM ET
This fascinating space wallpaper reveals a notional concept of a solar-electric-powered spacecraft, designed to capture a small near-Earth asteroid and relocate it safely close to the Earth-moon system so astronauts can explore it.
01 May 2013, 02:16 PM ET
This amazing space wallpaper shows a close-up view of Saturn’s north-pole hurricane, as seen by the international Cassini spacecraft. The image reveals the intricate detail of cloud formations in this dynamic feature.
01 May 2013, 01:56 PM ET
NASA's $690 million Fermi Space Telescope narrowly a head-on crash with a dead Russian satellite on April 3.
01 May 2013, 01:40 PM ET
See photos of NASA's Osiris-Rex asteroid sampling mission, which launches in 2018.
01 May 2013, 01:28 PM ET
A neat trick for efficiently folding paper could be used to fold and unfurl sails used by cubesats hunting for meteoroids
01 May 2013, 12:12 PM ET
Physicists have hunted for predicted gravitational waves without luck so far.
01 May 2013, 09:00 AM ET
The effort aims to start giving popular names to the hundreds of planets known beyond our solar system.
01 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The prolific instrument may soon lose its ability to lock precisely onto target stars.
01 May 2013, 12:00 AM ET
Spectacular images every day.
30 April 2013, 07:14 PM ET
The world's time zones and hemispheres are divided into east and west by the prime meridian at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.
30 April 2013, 04:56 PM ET
Artist's concepts illustrate how gravity waves might spread through the universe.
30 April 2013, 03:24 PM ET
The Chandra X-ray Telescope has spied a gas cloud with the mass of ~10 billion Suns and spans ~300,00O light years. The system called NGC 6240 is the scene of two milky way-sized galaxies merging.
30 April 2013, 03:21 PM ET
Mars was formed from smaller pieces of rock than those that formed Jupiter, a new study concludes.
30 April 2013, 02:52 PM ET
A simple folding trick figured out with a paper and a pencil could be used to unfurl sails from cubesats to detect meteor impacts.
30 April 2013, 12:30 PM ET
Each mosaic was stitched together using at least 20 images taken by the rover itself.
30 April 2013, 10:55 AM ET
ESA's Herschel Space Telescope peers deep into the universe.
30 April 2013, 10:48 AM ET
These delicate wisps of gas make up an object known as SNR B0519-69.0, or SNR 0519 for short as seen in this stunning space wallpaper.
30 April 2013, 10:38 AM ET
After four years in orbit, the Herschel Space Telescope has reached the end of its life.
30 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Star-forming regions in space could explain the ingredients of life on Earth.
29 April 2013, 07:52 PM ET
The robot's handlers have prepared commands designed to get things back to normal.