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Giant Solar Flare Erupts

Oct 25, 2014

A massive solar flare erupted from a giant sunspot on the face of the sun on Friday afternoon, triggering a strong radio blackout.

Comet Flies By Mars

Oct 20, 2014

A comet had a close flyby of Mars this past Sunday, October 19th.

Knapp's News 10/19/14

Oct 19, 2014

George Knapp shares a number of recent items have caught his attention including an article about the feasibility of the Mars One project.

Drone Tracks Killer Whales

Oct 17, 2014

Aimed at studying the health and habits of threatened killer whales off the coast of British Columbia, the study utilizes a specially-designed hexacopter drone which hovers, unnoticed, a mere 100 feet above the majestic mammals and allows for...

Secret Space Mission Ends

Oct 12, 2014

After a record-breaking 22 months in space, the Air Force's clandestine craft known as 'X-37B' will be returning to Earth this week. The purpose behind the vehicle's marathon stay in space remains highly classified, spawning suspicions that it was being...

Saturn's Strange Vortex

Oct 11, 2014

A recently released NASA photograph shows the strange hexagon vortex on Saturn which has continued to puzzle scientists.

The Second Blood Moon

Oct 8, 2014

The second blood moon (a lunar eclipse when the moon turns red) occurred on Wednesday morning, and was visible across many parts of the world.

Mysterious 'Island' on Titan

Sep 30, 2014

A mysterious structure on Saturn's moon Titan has been detected. An odd island-like feature off Ligeia Mare-- one of the moon's large hydrocarbon seas, appears to have doubled in size over the last year.

The 'Rochester Cloak'

Sep 29, 2014

A new invisibility cloak developed at the University of Rochester uses a simplified four-lens system that bends light around objects.

Knapp's News 9/28/14

Sep 28, 2014

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including an article about whether Ebola could be turned into a biowarfare agent.

MAVEN Reaches Mars

Sep 22, 2014

Sunday evening saw NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, known as MAVEN, successfully enter into orbit around the Red Planet.

Rosetta Landing Site Announced

Sep 15, 2014

Ten years after it departed Earth, ESA's Rosetta mission, which aims to land a probe on a moving comet, may soon reach its crescendo as the space agency revealed the proposed landing site for the project.

Yellowstone Supereruption

Sep 9, 2014

A Yellowstone "supereruption" would distribute ash over almost all of the United States, and into Canada, according to 9/9/14 guest Larry Mastin, a geologist at the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory.

Knapp's News 8/31/14

Aug 31, 2014

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention, including an article about an experiment that will attempt to determine whether our perception of a three-dimensional universe is just an illusion.

Water Clouds Discovered Beyond Solar System

Aug 29, 2014

Scientists believe they may have discovered the first ever evidence for water clouds beyond our own solar system.

Mega-Rocket Test Planned for 2018

Aug 28, 2014

NASA announced this week that its ambitious deep space mega-rocket will have its first test launch in November of 2018.

Knapp's News 8/17/14

Aug 17, 2014

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his interest, including an article about a British scientist who claims the deadly Ebola virus came from space

Interstellar Dust Captured by NASA Probe

Aug 14, 2014

Seven tiny grains captured by NASA's probe Stardust may be the first interstellar dust every brought back to Earth.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2014

Aug 12, 2014

If your skies are clear, check out the annual Perseid meteor shower which reaches its peak activity on Tuesday night.

August's Supermoon

Aug 11, 2014

On Sunday night, photographers around the world captured images of the "supermoon"-- a full moon that occurred as the moon was closest to Earth in its orbit.

Retro NASA Craft Revived

Aug 10, 2014

Dormant for over 25 years, NASA's International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 spacecraft, known simply as ISEE-3, will soon begin a new series of scientific missions under the guidance of civilian engineers who purchased control of the craft from the space agency...

A Future Moon Base?

Jul 23, 2014

According to a new proposal based on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data, lunar pits (like the one seen here) may be the ideal location for future human colonies on the moon.

'Space Greenhouses' Under Development

Jul 21, 2014

At the German Aerospace Center in Bremen, engineers are developing greenhouses to provide food for a potential Mars colony or lunar habitat.

DARPA's XS-1 Begins Development

Jul 15, 2014

With an eye on the future of American spaceflight, US Defense agency DARPA has awarded contracts to three aerospace companies for the design of their Experimental Spaceplane Project (seen here in an artist's conceptual drawing).

Name That Exoplanet!

Jul 9, 2014

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has announced a process to name the growing number of exoplanets or worlds beyond our solar system, with a public vote planned in 2015.

Solar Maximum Cycle

Jul 1, 2014

2 powerful solar X-flares were seen about an hour apart back in June (check out video). Yet, overall the recent peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle has turned out to be one of the quieter ones.

"Flying Saucer" Test Flight

Jun 30, 2014

On Saturday, NASA's tested its own "flying saucer," the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).

New Time Travel Experiment

Jun 23, 2014

In a time travel experiment on the quantum level, researchers have simulated the interaction between two photons (particles of light) moving through time.

Knapp's News 6/22/14

Jun 22, 2014

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention.

'Whirlpool Galaxy' Photo

Jun 16, 2014

A stunning view of the "Whirlpool Galaxy" (Messier 51) has been captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Last Night

Chad Calek discussed his new documentary which chronicles the paranormal investigation that led to the filming of a full-body apparition.

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