A massive solar flare erupted from a giant sunspot on the face of the sun on Friday afternoon, triggering a strong radio blackout.
A comet had a close flyby of Mars this past Sunday, October 19th.
George Knapp shares a number of recent items have caught his attention including an article about the feasibility of the Mars One project.
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...
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...
A recently released NASA photograph shows the strange hexagon vortex on Saturn which has continued to puzzle scientists.
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.
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.
A new invisibility cloak developed at the University of Rochester uses a simplified four-lens system that bends light around objects.
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.
Sunday evening saw NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, known as MAVEN, successfully enter into orbit around the Red Planet.
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.
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.
Scientists believe they may have discovered the first ever evidence for water clouds beyond our own solar system.
NASA announced this week that its ambitious deep space mega-rocket will have its first test launch in November of 2018.
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
Seven tiny grains captured by NASA's probe Stardust may be the first interstellar dust every brought back to Earth.
If your skies are clear, check out the annual Perseid meteor shower which reaches its peak activity on Tuesday night.
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...
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.
At the German Aerospace Center in Bremen, engineers are developing greenhouses to provide food for a potential Mars colony or lunar habitat.
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).
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.
On Saturday, NASA's tested its own "flying saucer," the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).
In a time travel experiment on the quantum level, researchers have simulated the interaction between two photons (particles of light) moving through time.
George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention.
A stunning view of the "Whirlpool Galaxy" (Messier 51) has been captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.