NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory published a new animation tour of the strange dwarf planet as seen by the Dawn spacecraft, from a new orbit closer to the surface. Take a tour of weird Ceres! Visit a 2-mile-deep crater and a 4-mile-tall mountain in the video narrated by mission director Marc Rayman. Get your red/blue glasses […]
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovers first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the habitable zone.
Astronomers announce discovery of gravitational waves from creation of the universe.
This article has been updated with a revised estimate of the size, mass and force of the meteor explosion. (STARpod.us) — Two major threats from space approached the Earth on Friday, with one exploding high in the atmosphere, rocking the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia. The other, larger threat, safely passed by the Earth at a […]
Don Ecker recalls the excitement of the Apollo moon shots and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the lunar surface — and wonders why we never went back. Is there something up there?
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk upon the lunar surface, passed away on August 25, 2012 at age 82.