For the first time, astronomers have caught a glimpse of the formation of planets, as seen happening around a young star.
A number of items have caught George Knapp's attention in the last week, including a gallery of the best space photos of 2012.
Space.com has posted an artist's rendering of the supergiant star Betelgeuse, captured using state-of-the-art techniques on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope.
U.S. military research agency DARPA has developed a giant robotic dog, dubbed AlphaDog, that can follow soldiers into rugged terrain carrying up to 400 pounds of heavy equipment.
Shamanic astronomer AJ McGettigan writes about the significance of the Winter Solstice, and shares a related graphic.
The 3-mile wide asteroid 4179 Toutatis (pictured in a computer generated image) is making a flyby past Earth tonight.
New images from NASA's Suomi NPP satellite show nighttime shots of Earth from space like you've never seen before.
Professor Enzo di Fabrizio and colleagues from the University of Genoa, Italy, have taken the first direct photograph of a strand of DNA, the structure that contains the genetic instructions of all living things.
An enormous black hole (said to contain the mass of some 17 billions suns) has been found residing in the disc galaxy NGC 1277 (pictured).
Mitch Battros shares a graphic in tandem with the 11/26/12 show.
George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including an article about Google Mars' higher resolution images (pictured), and an obituary for Jim Moseley.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a giant explosion on the Sun on Friday, November 16th.
Astronomers have spotted the farthest known galaxy in the universe. The object, observed using the Hubble and Spitzer telescopes, is some 13.3 billion light-years away from us.
The day before the presidential election, a group of school kids from Bishop, CA launched bobblehead dolls of Pres. Obama and Mitt Romney into the stratosphere aboard a high altitude balloon.
Did you know the International Space Station is the third brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon, and can easily be spotted if you know where to look?
A new 9-billion-pixel image of the Milky Way galaxy has been created showing more than 84 million stars - ten times more than previous studies.
Physicists are one step closer to making sci-fi technology a reality by inventing a working tractor beam.
Charles Shults shares his artistic rendering of what the newly found planet around Alpha Centauri B might look like.
Check out a number of items that have recently caught George Knapp's attention including reports about top stories ignored by the media, and a mysterious location in the Nevada desert.
Google has thrown open its doors to allow the first ever look inside at the eight vast data centers that power the online world.
A giant solar prominence erupted from the sun at 4:15am (EDT) Friday morning and was captured in stunning detail by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
The space shuttle Endeavor received perhaps the longest red carpet treatment in history as it rolled through the streets of Hollywood en route to its final resting place at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
A coronal mass ejection hit Earth's magnetic field on October 8th, causing a geomagnetic storm, and Northern Lights to be visible as far south as Kansas and Utah. Pictured is Justin Phillips' portrait of the sky.
Sunspots 1579 and 1582 are so large that observers have been able to see them without the use of a solar telescope.
A number of items have caught George Knapp's attention in the last week, including a story about an ancient Buddha stature that was carved from a meteorite (pictured).
NASA's Curiosity Rover has returned images of what appears to be an ancient streambed.
Thousands watched Friday night as a spectacular display of fireballs streaked across skies over Britain, prompting some eyewitnesses to contact the police about what they thought could be a crashing plane or UFO.
Earlier this week space shuttle Endeavour departed Florida's Kennedy Space Center on its way to Los Angeles, where it will parade through the streets on its way to the California Science Center.