Solar Eclipse Over Australia, Tracking Space Junk and the Mystery of Tycho Brahe's Death
Last week we saw a total solar eclipse over Australia, tested a new way to track space junk and found a galaxy 13.3 billion light years from Earth. See the top stories of the last week here.
FIRST STOP: 'Orphan' Alien Planet Found
'Orphan' Alien Planet Found
Astronomers have discovered a lonely planet wandering though space without a star to orbit.[Full Story]
NEXT: Farthest Galaxy in the Universe Discovered
Farthest Known Galaxy in the Universe Discovered
Astronomers have discovered a candidate for the farthest galaxy yet found in our universe, a galaxy 13.3 billion light years from Earth that formed just 420 million years after the Big Bang.[Full Story]
NEXT: Nuclear One-Two Punch Could Knock Out Dangerous Asteroid
Nuclear One-Two Punch Could Knock Out Dangerous Asteroid
Humanity could knock out a dangerous asteroid using a one-two combination that ends with a nuclear explosion, some scientists say. [Full Story]
NEXT: Tycho Brahe Died from Pee, Not Poison
Tycho Brahe Died from Pee, Not Poison
Two years after Tycho Brahe was exhumed from his grave in Prague, chemical analyses of his corpse show that mercury poisoning did not kill the prolific 16th-century astronomer. The results should put to bed rumors that Brahe was murdered when he most likely died of a burst bladder. [Full Story]
NEXT: Astronauts Could Survive Mars Radiation
Astronauts Could Survive Mars Radiation
Radiation levels at the Martian surface appear to be roughly similar to those experienced by astronauts in low-Earth orbit, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found. [Full Story]
NEXT: DARPA Enlists Amateurs to Track Space Junk
US Military Enlists Amateurs to Track Space Junk
The U.S. military is launching a far-out neighborhood watch. But instead of warding off burglars, these amateur watchdogs are tracking orbital debris and possible satellite collisions in Earth orbit. [Full Story]
NEXT: Rare Total Solar Eclipse Over Australia, South Pacific
Rare Total Solar Eclipse Darkens Skies Over Australia, South Pacific
The moon blocked out the sun in a total solar eclipse today, briefly turning dawn back into night over parts of northern Australia and the southern Pacific Ocean. [Full Story]
NEXT: Planet-Hunting Mission Goes Into Overtime
NASA's Prolific Planet-Hunting Mission Goes Into Overtime
NASA’s prolific planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope has entered the extended phase of its mission. [Full Story]
NEXT: Mars Ripe for 'Cold Springs'
Mars Ripe for 'Cold Springs'
How findings of cold springs in the Arctic, and sulfur isotopes on Devon Island, relate to environments on Mars. Results to be presented at Canadian Space Summit. [Full Story]
NEXT: Rare Meteorites Born In Asteroid Crashes
Rare Meteorites Born In Asteroid Crashes
Rare, gem-studded meteorites that resemble stained-glass windows when backlit may have come from magnetic asteroids that splintered apart in ancient collisions, scientists say. [Full Story]
NEXT: Inside NASA's New Spaceship for Asteroid Missions
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