Astronomy
Corning donates millions worth of components for space telescope project
Corning donates millions worth of components for space telescope project

Corning Inc. has given $1.8 million worth of high-tech components to a private organization looking to launch a telescope into space. The non-profit BoldlyGo Institute hopes to have its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s...

   
Delta Aquarid meteor shower to peak July 29
Delta Aquarid meteor shower to peak July 29

The Delta Aquarid meteor shower, visible from July 28-31, will peak around 9:30 PM Eastern time July 29. Since the moon will have set by then, observers will experience ideal viewing conditions...

   
Russia reconnects with space capsule carrying gecko sex experiment
Russia reconnects with space capsule carrying gecko sex experiment

After days of communication mishaps, Russian space officials have made contact with a space capsule containing five geckos. For unidentified reasons, the capsule stopped responding to commands from the Russian space agency Roscosmos until contact was restored on Saturday, July 26...

   
NASA celebrates 15th anniversary of Chandra telescope deployment
NASA celebrates 15th anniversary of Chandra telescope deployment

On July 23, 1999, NASA engineers deployed the Chandra X-Ray Observatory from the Columbia shuttle. A decade and a half later, the American space agency has decided to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the deployment by releasing four previously unpublished photos of supernova remnants...

   
Researchers find cosmic ray hotspot near the Big Dipper
Researchers find cosmic ray hotspot near the Big Dipper

A team of scientists using an observatory at the University of Utah has discovered an area near the Big Dipper that emits a disproportionate amount of highest-energy cosmic rays...

   
Scientists uncover how supermassive black holes expel hydrogen
Scientists uncover how supermassive black holes expel hydrogen

It has recently been established by scientists that supermassive black holes drive gargantuan amounts of molecular hydrogen gas out of their galaxies. Since cold gas is a necessary ingredient in the creation of new stars, they have found, the flow of hydrogen gas directly affects how galaxies evolve over time...

   
How to observe Pluto early on the Fourth of July
How to observe Pluto early on the Fourth of July

According to Space.com, the early hours of July 4 will be only time in 2014 when the opposition of Pluto can be observed...

   
NASA: Cassini will meet fiery death in Saturn’s atmosphere
NASA: Cassini will meet fiery death in Saturn’s atmosphere

After orbiting Saturn for 10 years, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is beginning the mission's last phase, in which it will map the giant planet's gravity and magnetic fields and take close-up pictures of its enigmatic rings before destroying itself in the planet's atmosphere in Sep...

   
Quasars allow scientists to hone estimates of universe’s expansion rate
Quasars allow scientists to hone estimates of universe’s expansion rate

Edwin Hubble’s discovery in the early 20th Century that the universe is expanding was groundbreaking. Later studies revealed that, not only is the universe still expanding, that expansion is accelerating rather than grinding down to a halt...

   
Warp drive theories inspire new spaceship design
Warp drive theories inspire new spaceship design

NASA researcher, Harold Whit,e and Star Trek graphic artist,  Mark Rademaker, have used their expertise to theorize the appearance of a warp drive space ship...