Astronomy
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the American space agency has decided to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the deployment by releasing four previously unpublished photos of supernova remnants...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...

   
NASA’s Hubble Telescope captures galaxies in their early stages
NASA’s Hubble Telescope captures galaxies in their early stages

Astronomers working with the Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the universe out of pictures taken over the course of nine years, from 2003 to 2012...

   
Neil de Grasse Tyson’s Cosmos to air final episode
Neil de Grasse Tyson’s Cosmos to air final episode

Renowned astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson, will take viewers on a final journey in Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on Sunday, June 8, at 8 p.m. Tyson has been guiding viewers to new worlds, transporting them across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale...

   
Rumors about gamma-ray explosion are inaccurate and overblown
Rumors about gamma-ray explosion are inaccurate and overblown

Astronomers thought they detected a gamma ray burst on Tuesday after a satellite received promising signals. The most energetic explosions in the universe, gamma ray bursts are violently emitted from stars that are dying...