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.
This pyramid-shaped rock on Mars will soon find a place in space history as it has been chosen to be the first test of the Curiosity Rover's advanced geology analyzing equipment.
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use sound waves to levitate droplets of liquid.
An asteroid is due to flyby Earth on Thursday evening.
An astonishing video showing a 500,000 mile long whip-like solar filament ejecting from the sun's surface was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
In Austria, 50 quadrocopters (small aerial drones) were equipped with LED lights, for a synchronized light show.
A team of scientists has accomplished a stunning technical achievement by sequencing the entire genome of a Siberian girl who lived more than 50,000 years ago.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which has spent eight years orbiting Saturn, captured stunning true-color images that show the changing hues of the planet's northern and southern hemispheres as they shift from one season to another.
Check out some recent items of interest that have caught George Knapp's attention, including a photo essay on spacecraft that have landed on other planets (pictured the Soviet's Luna 9).
Famed Apollo astronaut and the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, passed away on Saturday at the age of 82. Armstrong's achievement captivated the world, made him an American hero, and secured him a place in human history that will never be...
An HD video captures the exciting plummet of the Curiosity's Rover landing on Mars.
A number of items have caught George Knapp's attention in the last week, including a report of a sea serpent in Norway (pictured), and a viral video spoof of NASA's JPL team.
Google is expanding its popular Street View feature to include dozens of 360-degree interactive photos of ancient Mayan ruins.
NASA's Morpheus experimental lander, dubbed 'the beetle', crashed and burst into flames moments after takeoff at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.