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In the News 3/3/15

Mar 3, 2015

Today's new stories include articles about a galaxy that shouldn't exist, people who thrive on short amounts of sleep, Earth's bizarre "second moon," & a newly discovered lost city

In the News 3/2/15

Mar 2, 2015

Those mysterious craters in Siberia are back in the news, with a new theory suggesting that their appearance is related to global warming

Accidental Photo of Comet Lovejoy

Feb 27, 2015

The world's most powerful digital camera, the Dark Energy Camera at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, accidentally captured a 570-megapixel image of Comet Lovejoy as it was scanning the southern sky.

Monster Black Hole

Feb 26, 2015

Astronomers have detected the largest black hole yet-- an ancient behemoth which contains a staggering mass estimated to contain 12 billion times that of our sun.

Knapp's News 2/22/15

Feb 22, 2015

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including an article about time travel and the 'grandfather paradox.'

New Images of Ceres

Feb 17, 2015

New detailed images of the dwarf planet Ceres have been taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft as it approaches the icy world.

Mysterious Plumes on Mars

Feb 16, 2015

Mysterious plumes on Mars extending 150 miles into the atmosphere have baffled scientists.

NASA Spots 'Sad Face' Sun

Feb 14, 2015

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured an immense filament of solar material snaking across the surface of the sun, giving it the appearance of a large sad face.

Smiley Face in Space

Feb 10, 2015

A photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope seems to depict a happy face floating in space.

The Warming of Winter

Feb 8, 2015

Despite the deluge of snow which has pounded parts of the United States this winter, studies suggest that the season is actually getting progressively warmer each year due to CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.

Jupiter Moon Crossing

Feb 5, 2015

A rare 3-moon transit across Jupiter was recently captured by the Hubble Telescope. The Galilean moons, Io, Callisto, and Europa, and their shadows were seen moving across.

Watch Philae Descend to Comet 67P

Jan 31, 2015

The European Space Agency has released a sequence of 19 images that track the Philae lander's historic seven-hour journey as it descended 14 miles to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Knapp's News 1/25/15

Jan 25, 2015

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including his I-Team update on the Paul Fronczak mystery.

Comet Lovejoy Amazes

Jan 14, 2015

Comet Lovejoy, with its distinct green glow, has been amazing astronomers, both amateur and professional, with its visibility this January.

The Red Planet's Newest Scar

Jan 9, 2015

A spectacular new image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the scar of an enormous impact crater on the Red Planet's Elysium Planitia volcanic region. Astronomers estimate it was formed between February 2012 and June 2014.

NASA Travel Posters

Jan 8, 2015

NASA/JPL-Caltech has created a set of retro-styled travel posters for three exoplanets discovered by the Kepler Mission.

Kepler Milestone: Over 1,000 Exoplanets Discovered

Jan 6, 2015

The Kepler space telescope has reached a milestone, with the number of discovered alien planets surpassing 1,000!

The Hollow Moon

Jan 5, 2015

1/5/15 guest Rob Shelsky has come to believe the moon has a hollow core that houses alien intelligence, and that there's much evidence to back up this fascinating assertion.

Top Exoplanet Discoveries of 2014

Dec 29, 2014

715 newly discovered alien worlds were announced this year, including the first Earth-sized planet, which might support life.

CERN's LHC to Restart in 2015

Dec 27, 2014

Following two years of technical upgrades, CERN's Large Hadron Collider is scheduled to resume operation in early 2015.

NASA Proposes Bold Venus Plan

Dec 26, 2014

Although Mars remains the prime target for future manned space exploration, NASA scientists have put forward an innovative idea which may allow humans to more easily venture to Venus instead.

Knapp's News 12/21/14

Dec 21, 2014

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including an article about a new billion dollar surveillance blimp.

Sun Unleashes Huge Flare

Dec 20, 2014

The sun unleashed a massive solar flare late on Friday, causing a radio blackout for certain parts of the Earth.

Kepler Finding Exoplanets Again

Dec 18, 2014

Impeded by a malfunction back in May 2013, NASA's Kepler spacecraft (pictured in illustration) is once again finding alien planets.

Titan's Giant Dunes

Dec 9, 2014

According to new studies, 300 ft. tall dunes on Saturn's moon Titan are formed by short, powerful bursts of wind, in contrast to how sand dunes form over time on Earth.

Golden Ratio Found in Space-Time

Dec 6, 2014

Researchers in South Africa say the Golden Ratio, a mathematical constant of 1.618 which can be seen in spiral shapes throughout nature, may govern space-time itself.

'Megascope' Gets the Green Light

Dec 4, 2014

After two years of wrangling over its $1.3 billion dollar cost, construction on the world's largest telescope has been allowed to commence.

DNA Confirms Richard III Skeleton

Dec 2, 2014

DNA testing has confirmed that a skeleton found under a UK parking lot is indeed that of the medieval king, Richard III.

Knapp's News 11/30/14

Nov 30, 2014

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including articles about ripples in space-time, and Area 51 'burial grounds.'

Thousands of Messages Beaming to Mars

Nov 26, 2014

This Friday, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first exploration of Mars, nearly 90,000 messages will be beamed to the Red Planet.