Science & Astronomy Archive
23 May 2013, 02:01 PM ET
The twin stars of SS Cygni are hundreds of light-years closer to Earth than thought.
23 May 2013, 01:40 PM ET
The Ring Nebula is far more than just a simple circle of gas in deep space.
23 May 2013, 12:47 PM ET
An onionskin-like structure of concentric dust shells surround a central, aging star as seen in this cool space wallpaper.
23 May 2013, 12:12 PM ET
Astronauts snap a stunning photo of Alaska's Pavlof volcano.
23 May 2013, 11:35 AM ET
The life of legendary cosmologist Stephen Hawking is detailed in comic book form.
23 May 2013, 11:27 AM ET
A compact white dwarf star exerts enough gravitational pull to extract matter from its binary companion nearly a million miles away, accelerating the companion's spin to blast tight beacons of radio frequency energy across the universe.
23 May 2013, 11:00 AM ET
NASA will hold a live Google+ hangout at 3 p.m. ET (1900 GMT) today (May 23) to discuss how astronauts are readapting to life on Earth.
23 May 2013, 10:56 AM ET
Helium (blue), hydrogen (red) and oxygen (green) emissions are derived from new Hubble Space Telescope data and used to create this three dimensional model. Found in the constellation of Lyra. Our Sun will share a similar fate in ~5 billion years.
23 May 2013, 10:28 AM ET
See photos of the Ring Nebula 2,300 light-years from Earth in the Lyra constellation.
23 May 2013, 06:00 AM ET
A new photo shows a nebula located 6,500 light-years from Earth in unprecedented detail.
22 May 2013, 06:57 PM ET
Since 1998, the European Southern Observatory's VLT has returned spectacular imagery full of highly useful data. Many astronomers believe these are some of the best ground-based images ever taken, presented here in chronological order.
22 May 2013, 06:13 PM ET
The Thackeray globules, thick clouds of dust that are silhouetted again the pink glowing nebula (IC 2944) gas, is under attack from ultraviolet radiation emitted from nearby stars. The cloud lies 6500 light-years away in the Centaurus constellation.
22 May 2013, 05:28 PM ET
Texas' McDonald Observatory is embarking on a search for dark energy.
22 May 2013, 04:30 PM ET
The Near-Earth Object Coordination Center will serve as a hub for Europe's efforts.
22 May 2013, 03:59 PM ET
The Herschel Space Observatory captured imagery of colliding galaxies, called HXMM01 (~ 11 billion light-years from Earth and when our universe was about 3 billion years old.) A merger of galaxies is simulated.
22 May 2013, 01:37 PM ET
On May 26th three planets, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury, will appear in a triangular formation on the western horizon just after sunset.
22 May 2013, 01:01 PM ET
The find sheds new light on the role such huge collisions played in galactic evolution long ago.
22 May 2013, 12:11 PM ET
The older cousin of Curiosity discovered a water-weathered rock hinting that Mars could have supported life in its ancient past.
22 May 2013, 11:14 AM ET
See amazing space photos taken by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope at Paranal Observatory in Northern Chile.
22 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The meteorite was found in 2012 in Morocco's Sahara Desert.
22 May 2013, 05:30 AM ET
Though not all survived, the animal astronauts will yield important data on the effects of spaceflight, scientists say.
21 May 2013, 02:19 PM ET
See photos of the Oklahoma tornadoes that struck on May 20, 2013, as viewed from space.
21 May 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Scientists are studying other rocky planets and moons to better understand Earth.
21 May 2013, 10:32 AM ET
The storms that gave rise to the Moore, Okla. tornado and others nearby were sighted from space.
21 May 2013, 09:59 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper reveals Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Glittering stars and wisps of gas create a backdrop for the self-destruction of a massive star.