This year’s Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak between midnight and dawn on Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23rd. Here’s what you need to know to spot as many meteors as possible. »
Could there be a mirror universe, where everything is backwards – and everybody has goatees? How badly do you need to bend the laws of physics to make this happen?
Once it’s up and running, we expect the new Webb space telescope to send us back some pretty impressive space shots — but the photos of its construction have been unexpectedly delightful as well! »
Some of the greatest light shows on Earth are all natural, and free. Auroras are an amazing reminder of the brilliance of the universe, and some skilled film-makers have been able to capture them on video. Here are some of the most lovely videos of auroras ever filmed. »
On the request of NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey has prepared two highly detailed maps of the Moon. Fortunately, they've also been made available to the public, so check 'em out in all their lunar glory. »
Yesterday's failed attempt by SpaceX to land Falcon9 on a sea barge marked another setback in the company's attempt to build a reusable rocket. But a newly released video shows just how close the rocket came to making a successful landing. They're definitely getting closer. »
In this brand new map of the Ares Vallis region of Mars, released by the German space agency DLR, you can see the true differences in height between the high and low parts of our neighboring planet. The highest parts, expressed in red, are about 4000 meters (2.4 miles) above the lowest parts, in blue. »
On Saturn's largest moon, a mystery has unfolded. Large sand dunes stretch across Titan's surface facing East — but the winds above blow in just the opposite direction, West. What's going on here? »
Today's launch of Falcon9 and Dragon was a rousing success as essential supplies are now making their way to the ISS. As for the Falcon9 rocket, it reportedly "landed" on the droneship, but with considerable force. »
Nothing lasts forever, not even black holes. According to Stephen Hawking, black holes will evaporate over vast periods of time. But how, exactly, does this happen?
After months of anticipation, NASA scientists have finally produced a detailed color map of Ceres. Our first detailed look at the dwarf planet's pitted surface reveals it is a geologically complex place. »
For this latest attempt, SpaceX says the odds of successfully landing the rockets on the barge are between 75 to 85%. We've got the live stream right here for you, starting at 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT. »
As the midsummer Sun beats down on the southern mountains of Mars, bringing daytime temperatures soaring up to a balmy 25ºC (77ºF), some of their slopes become darkened with long, rusty stains that may be the result of water seeping out from just below the surface.