It’s back! The target comet of ESA’s Rosetta mission disappeared behind the sun and out of the Earth’s view last October. Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can now be seen again.
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
Young stars in the Orion Nebula get their potential planet-forming dust and gas blasted away if they’re near enough to ‘death stars’ – massive O-type stars that emit fierce ultraviolet radiation.
Astronomers have figured out how to use the gravity of distant galaxies to bend light and magnify images, forming gigantic telescopes that see deeper into the cosmos than ever before.
Watch baby eaglet B3 and his wild bald eagles all day, all night, thanks to the eagle nest cam from Georgia’s Berry College.
Asteroid 2014 CU13 will pass about 8 lunar distances (2 million miles or 3 million km) away. Both the Virtual Telescope Project and Slooh will be broadcasting.
Astronomers have searched for a Planet X for over a century. Now NASA’s WISE mission suggests Planet X will never be found.
On March 5, NOAA reported that ice cover over North America’s Great Lakes had reached 91 percent. The lakes have not been so covered with ice since 1973.
MIT scientists identify a plasma plume that naturally protects the Earth against high-energy solar activity.
Asteroid P/2013 R3 has been caught in the act of breaking into pieces. This is the first time astronomers have seen an asteroid break up.
One moment you’re strolling across the golf course. The next moment your body is wracked with the searing pain of 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
NASA routinely studies lightning space to aid in weather forecasting. A new instrument is being planning for a 2016 launch.
Light speed is about 300,000 kilometers per second (186,000 miles per second), so this black hole is spinning almost unbelievably fast.
Watch online as asteroid 2014 DX110 sweep closer than the moon on Wednesday, March 5.
Satellite video captures the awesome power of the winter storms that hit the eastern U.S. on the first days of March.
Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, Tower of London and Sydney Opera House are among sites that could be lost to rising seas if current global warming trend continues.
A NASA-funded sounding rocket launched straight into an aurora over Venetie, Alaska, on March 3, 2014.
Red dwarfs make up at least three quarters of the stars in the universe. A new study suggests that virtually all red dwarfs have planets orbiting them.
The streaks emanating from this galaxy are hot young stars, encased in wispy streams of gas torn away from the galaxy as it moves through space.
The Mars Curiosity rover is making its way toward the base of Mount Sharp, which is the central peak in the martian Gale Crater.
The Arctic is home to a growing number of whales and ships, and to populations of sub-Arctic whales that are expanding their territory into newly ice-free Arctic waters.
Large amounts of snow to cities including Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area on March 2 and 3, according to NOAA’s National Weather Service.