3 Planets Orbiting Dwarf Star Prime Spots to Search for Life
Astronomers say three planets orbiting a small, nearby star are prime real estate for searching for life
Beyonce Kicks Off Formation Tour
The pop icon kicked off her world tour in Miami, performing 37 songs during her two hour concert event.
The Secret History Of Tiger Woods
Act I Ten years ago, Tiger Woods sat in his boyhood home across from his father's body, waiting on the men from the funeral home to arrive and carry Earl away. It was around 3 in the morning. Outside this bedroom in Cypress, California, the mechanism of burial and goodbye sputtered into action,
Lonely Planet Unattached to a Star Found in Deep Space
Our galaxy is believed to be home to billions of free-floating planets with mysterious origins, unattached to a star, and now astronomers have zeroed in a newly detected planetary-mass object that could help give new insights into the formation of these worlds. NASA has theorized the objects could
Jupiter's X-Ray Aurora Glimmers During Solar Storm
Scientists have unveiled images of a brilliant X-ray aurora on Jupiter triggered by a massive solar storm slamming into the solar system's largest planet. In the color-enhanced images, the purple areas show emissions of X-rays, which are invisible to the human eye, with the white areas showing the
ARCHIVAL VIDEO : Astronomers Demote Pluto in 2006
Clyde Tombaugh's 1930 discovery is reclassified as a dwarf planet after much scientific debate.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Tweaks Course for Jupiter Encounter
Next stop: Jupiter . NASA 's solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully fired its thrusters on Wednesday and adjusted its path as it nears a rendezvous with Jupiter set for five months from now. "This is the first of two trajectory adjustments that fine tune Juno’s orbit around the sun, perfecting
NASA Takes Viewers on a 'Flight' Over Dwarf Planet Ceres
A new NASA animation is taking viewers on a simulated flight over dwarf planet Ceres showing off the surface features of the icy world. The movie is based on images taken by the Dawn spacecraft, which has been studying Ceres since March of last year. Several features stick out on the flight over
Five Brightest Planets Will Line Up Like a String of Pearls in Pre-Dawn Sky
Get ready for a glimpse of our neighbors in the solar system. Five bright planets -- Mercury, Venus , Saturn , Mars and Jupiter -- will be visible just before sunrise beginning Jan. 20. The planetary spectacle is expected to last for the next month -- and the best part is, people hoping to get a
Five-Planet Treat Coming for Skywatchers
Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter will align tomorrow for the first time in more than a decade.