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Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week - Sept. 8, 2013

Mystery Alignment of Dying Stars Puzzles Scientists

NASA, ESA; Acknowledgement: Josh Barrington

Dying stars that are among the most beautiful objects in the universe tend to line up across the night sky, and astronomers aren't sure why. [Full Story]

NEXT: Spectacular Fireball Outshines Moon Over American Southeast (Video)

Spectacular Fireball Outshines Moon Over American Southeast (Video)

NASA/MSFC

A stunningly bright fireball lit up the skies over the American South last week, and NASA caught the dramatic action on video. [Full Story]

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