New Galaxy Map Gives Solar System A New Address -
Astronomers have long had a sense of where the Milky Way is in relation to other galaxies, but a new three-dimensional star map gives us a more nuanced look at our cosmic neighborhood. Until now, the Milky Way was believed to be one galaxy in …
Ever Wonder Just What's Out There? -
If you think Pluto is the only thing orbiting the sun beyond Neptune, this new chart will set you straight. It shows 132 of the 1,400 “trans-Neptunian objects” that are known to exist in a region that lies 4.5 billion to 7.5 billion kilomet…
We Are Dead Stars -
Every atom in our bodies was fused in an ancient star. NASA astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller explains how the iron in our blood connects us to one of the most violent acts in the universe—a supernova explosion—and what the universe might look like when all the stars die out.
We are dead stars looking back up at the sky
Total Eclipse Of The Moon Next Week Throughout North America -
The lunar eclipse peaks late Monday or early Tuesday, depending on your time zone. It begins a so-called tetrad of four eclipses occurring roughly six months apart.
This man is lucky that I didn’t walk by. I wouldn’t have left.
Ancient Mars lake could have supported life, Curiosity rover finds
If the lake supported life, scientists think that it was likely similar to extremophiles found on Earth that thrive in caves and hydrothermal vents.