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21 May 2014, 05:59 PM ET
The possible new meteor shower in May has a bit of a tongue-twisting name. Here are some possibilities that NASA has heard.
21 May 2014, 09:00 AM ET
The director, on the set of the upcoming sequel in Abu Dhabi, makes the announcement as part of UNICEF initiative called "Force For Change". Find out more at
21 May 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Star cluster NGC 3590 resides in the largest single segment of the Milky Way's spiral arms that can be seen from our position in the galaxy. Exploring this cluster reveals properties of our galaxies spiral disc.
19 May 2014, 08:07 PM ET
The chemical signature of a Sun-like star changes when it consumes rocky material. Trey Mack, a graduate student in astronomy at Vanderbilt University has developed a system to sleuth such stellar gobblers.
19 May 2014, 03:55 PM ET
The Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer successfully completed its first flight on March 22nd, 2014. The truck and its eight propellors can perform autonomous casualty evacuation and cargo resupply missions.
19 May 2014, 02:09 PM ET
The below sea-level canyons beneath the ocean-feeding glacier cut further inland than previously estimates. Accelerated ice loss of the glacier was thought to be limited, but this finding calls into question its duration.
19 May 2014, 10:46 AM ET
In the winter of 1997-1998, severe weather events were recorded across the continental U.S.. For month leading in the winter, warm (El Niño) conditions persisted in the Pacific Ocean. NASA's Jason-2 satellite is monitoring in 2014.
19 May 2014, 09:14 AM ET
The jetpack was demoed at the Smithsonian Magazine hosted event on Saturday May 17th, 2014 in Washington D.C..
16 May 2014, 01:33 PM ET
Matthew McConaughey's character is tapped to search for humanity's next home in the first full-length trailer for the new Christopher Nolan movie.
16 May 2014, 12:36 PM ET
The ESA Venus Express will dive to an orbit of 80 miles above Venus with the atmosphere-skimming maneuver. Mission controllers hope to maintain the orbit from June 18th - July 11th, 2014.
16 May 2014, 11:58 AM ET
A basketball-sized Earthgrazer meteor, not part of any meteor shower, entered Earth's atmosphere at 78,000 mph above Columbia, South Carolina and burned up just north of Chattanooga, Tennessee. It traveled a total of 290 miles.
16 May 2014, 09:23 AM ET
Communications were lost with the Proton-M rocket carrying an advanced communications satellite 540 seconds after liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 16th, 2014. July 2013 Proton Explosion:
15 May 2014, 10:57 AM ET
The incredible anticyclonic storm on the gas giant is the smallest it has ever been in visually recorded history. Imagery from the space telescope from 1995, 2009, and 2014 show its decline. Full Story:
15 May 2014, 09:33 AM ET
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is the target of ESA's Rosetta mission, which will attempt a landing ( The spacecraft’s scientific imaging system, OSIRIS, captured imagery of the comet between March 27th and May 4th, 2014.
15 May 2014, 08:45 AM ET
The space rock named 2014 JG55 is estimated to be between 10-26 feet wide, traveling ~6 miles per second. It made its closest approach to Earth on May 10th, 2014, the same day it was discovered.
14 May 2014, 05:11 PM ET
Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins shows how the Canadarm 2 (ISS robotic arm) is controlled by astronauts to snare the Orbital Science Cygnus and SpaceX Dragon spacecrafts. -- See SpaceX Dragon Capture:
14 May 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Discovery of runaway companion star points to a mass-exchange during a supernova explosion; weird conditions that lead to the weird, violent object called a magnetar. -- Full Story:
13 May 2014, 02:45 PM ET
Visualized through supercomputers, the violent dance of intergalactic gas, stars, dust and dark matter forms a large spiral galaxy like our own Milky Way. A few smaller galaxies are ‘eaten’ along the way.
13 May 2014, 11:09 AM ET
In this simulation, 2 neutron stars weigh in at 1.4 and 1.7 solar masses and are separated by only 11 miles. Intense tidal forces pull the stars apart as they spiral towards each other and the black hole is formed amidst the chaos.
12 May 2014, 01:27 PM ET
After 40 years of observation, NASA and University of California researchers agree that melting of the West Antarctic Glacier has passed the point of no return. It contains enough ice to raise sea levels ~4 feet, but could take centuries to melt.
12 May 2014, 12:58 PM ET
A film that highlights the orchestra was an official selection of the International Film Festival in Rotterdam in 2013. In 2012, they performed in front of the world's largest wind tunnel at NASA's Ames Research Center.
09 May 2014, 02:37 PM ET
A square-shaped coronal hole has been imaged by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Open magnetic field lines cause these holes to form and gives high-speed streams of plasma a chance to escape the Sun pull.
09 May 2014, 09:42 AM ET
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman reached out to his friends to find out what they would do in their down time aboard the International Space Station. Wiseman spoke to's Tariq Malik on May 9th, 2014 and is scheduled to launch to ISS on May 28th.
09 May 2014, 08:51 AM ET
NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio kicked off the 2014 NFL draft with a message from the International Space Station.
08 May 2014, 04:42 PM ET
NASA research pilot and aeronautical engineer passed away on My 6th, 2014. In his 48 year career,he flew more than 8,000 hours in over 60 different aircraft. He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1997.
08 May 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Simple theory held that centers of nebulas, where gas and dust condense, are the birthplaces of star clusters. But data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, reveals that stars on the outskirts of this and other nebulas are actually the oldest.
08 May 2014, 02:54 PM ET
The recording artist promoted the Orion capsule ands Space Launch Systems in this public service announcement.
07 May 2014, 01:00 PM ET
With the Illustris Simulation, astrophysicists have accurately modeled the correct mix of spiral, elliptical and irregular galaxies to show how all elements more complex than hydrogen or helium got their start. Full Story:
07 May 2014, 01:00 PM ET
The 'cosmic web' of our Universe has been spun in the past, but never with this level of detail. “Illustris” simulates the growth of galaxies and predicts how gas and metal content develops. Full Story:
07 May 2014, 12:36 PM ET
NASA's SDO, IRIS and RHESSI spacecrafts, along with JAXA's Hinode had their imagers pointed at the sunspot that erupted with an x-class flare on March 29th, 2014. - Rippled Earth's Magnetic Field:
07 May 2014, 11:11 AM ET
On May 24th, Earth will for the first time pass through a cloud of dust that comet 209P/LINEAR behind in the 1800's. Experts say it could rival the year's best Perseids shower, with up to 200 meteors per hour.
06 May 2014, 01:04 PM ET
A dive through data of 1774 planets in 1081 star systems. From planets whose orbits take hundreds or thousands of years, to those that take hours or days. Tom Hands ( created the animation. Original: