Science & Astronomy Archive
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.
29 April 2013, 05:41 PM ET
A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe.
29 April 2013, 03:50 PM ET
See amazing photos of the strange hexagon storm at Saturn's north pole.
29 April 2013, 03:18 PM ET
President Barack Obama restated his support for the sciences during an address today (April 29).