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Birth of Planets Revealed

Jan 2, 2013

For the first time, astronomers have caught a glimpse of the formation of planets, as seen happening around a young star.

Knapp's News 12/23/12

Dec 23, 2012

A number of items have caught George Knapp's attention in the last week, including a gallery of the best space photos of 2012.

A View of Betelgeuse

Dec 22, 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.

Video: DARPA's Robotic Dog

Dec 21, 2012

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.

Solstice 'Butterfly' in the Sky

Dec 20, 2012

Shamanic astronomer AJ McGettigan writes about the significance of the Winter Solstice, and shares a related graphic.

'Ghost Psycho' App

Dec 13, 2012

Tonight's first half guest, Joshua P. Warren, provides this illustration of how a ghostly apparition sometimes appears in a standard psychomanteum

Asteroid Toutatis Flyby

Dec 11, 2012

The 3-mile wide asteroid 4179 Toutatis (pictured in a computer generated image) is making a flyby past Earth tonight.

The Earth at Night

Dec 8, 2012

New images from NASA's Suomi NPP satellite show nighttime shots of Earth from space like you've never seen before.

DNA Photographed for the First Time

Nov 30, 2012

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.

Gigantic Black Hole Discovered

Nov 29, 2012

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 Graphic

Nov 26, 2012

Mitch Battros shares a graphic in tandem with the 11/26/12 show.

Knapp's News 11/18/12

Nov 18, 2012

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.

Sun Unleashes Monster Prominence

Nov 17, 2012

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a giant explosion on the Sun on Friday, November 16th.

Farthest Galaxy Spotted

Nov 15, 2012

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.

Bobblehead Candidates in Space

Nov 8, 2012

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.

Get A Text Message From NASA

Nov 3, 2012

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?

New Milky Way Image Shows 84 Million Stars

Oct 27, 2012

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.

Real-life Tractor Beam Developed

Oct 26, 2012

Physicists are one step closer to making sci-fi technology a reality by inventing a working tractor beam.

Exoplanet Rendering

Oct 23, 2012

Charles Shults shares his artistic rendering of what the newly found planet around Alpha Centauri B might look like.

Knapp's News 10/21/12

Oct 21, 2012

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.

Inside Google

Oct 20, 2012

Google has thrown open its doors to allow the first ever look inside at the eight vast data centers that power the online world.

Sun Unleashes Solar Plasma

Oct 19, 2012

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.

Home Amongst the Stars

Oct 13, 2012

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.

CME & Northern Lights

Oct 8, 2012

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.

Huge Sunspots

Oct 3, 2012

Sunspots 1579 and 1582 are so large that observers have been able to see them without the use of a solar telescope.

Knapp's News 9/30/12

Sep 30, 2012

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).

Mars' Ancient Streambed

Sep 27, 2012

NASA's Curiosity Rover has returned images of what appears to be an ancient streambed.

Photos: Lunar Anomalies

Sep 24, 2012

In tandem with the 9/24/12 show, Mike Bara shares a couple photos featured in his book 'Ancient Aliens on the Moon.'

Video: Fireballs Over Britain

Sep 22, 2012

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.

Endeavour's Final Flyby

Sep 21, 2012

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.

Last Night

Investigative journalist Carrie Poppy chatted about spooky feelings, followed by Dr. Paul Kingsbury on what drives paranormal believers.

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