ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Astronomers Demote Pluto in 2006
Clyde Tombaugh's 1930 discovery is reclassified as a dwarf planet after much scientific debate.
Play washes out at French Open for 1st time in 16 years
PARIS -- Persistent rain forced the cancellation of all matches Monday at the French Open, the first wash-out in 16 years at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament. Organizers said abandoned matches would be rescheduled for Tuesday. But after a first week of often poor weather and with more rain
Giant Fireball Lights Up Night Sky in Northeast US
A large fireball lit up the sky shortly after midnight in the northeastern U.S. early Tuesday morning. Police dashcam video from the Portland Police Department caught the fireball shooting across the sky in Maine. The American Meteor Society says that it received 425 reports of the cosmic object,
Indian Wells CEO lauds 'attractive' players in WTA
Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore said that women players ride the coattails of the men in comments before Serena Williams met Victoria Azarenka in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday. Later, he apologized, but not before Williams had a chance to react. "I think the WTA [Women's Tennis
‘Fireball Meteor’ Caught on Camera in Virginia and Ohio
A number of witnesses across the Northeast U.S. observed a fireball, otherwise known as a very bright meteor, flying through the sky at approximately 6:16 p.m. Saturday evening. Alex Salvador was driving in Falls Church, Virginia, when he spotted the fireball and was able capture it on his dashcam.
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.
3 Planets Align in Rare Sky Show
The eastern sky plays host this week to a cosmic show that hasn't been seen in two years and won't be seen again for another five years. Stargazers can catch Venus , Jupiter and Mars in what is called a planetary trio -- any grouping of three planets inside a circle with a 5 degree diameter, or the
Mercury Rising: When to Catch a Glimpse of the Elusive Planet
The elusive Mercury is making a showing in the early morning sky this month. Sky gazers who wake up before sunrise will be able to catch a glimpse of Mercury. The planet nearest the sun will appear on the eastern horizon around 90 minutes before sunrise, according to EarthSky.org , and will be