Next stop for New Horizons

NASA has selected the potential next destination for the New Horizons mission to visit after […]

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Alex Parker

Defying the elementatry particle rules

The Standard Model of particle physics, which explains most of the known behaviors and interactions […]

Credit: CERN/LHCb Collaboration

Galactic Panspermia

Finding alien life, be it microbes or Vulcans, would revolutionize our understanding of our place […]

credit: (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

Stringing clues together

Two theorists recently proposed a way to find evidence for an idea famous for being […]

Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago

Rearranging the parking lot

Commander Gennady Padalka will back the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft from its Poisk module docking port […]

credit: NASA Johnson

Mammoths still exists (in space)

This Hubble image shows a pair of massive stars, WR 25 and Tr16-244, located within […]

Copyright NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain)

A Titanic bathtub

Saturn’s moon, Titan, is the only object in the Solar System other than Earth known […]

Credit: NASA / JPL / UA

How to heat the Sun’s atmosphere

Solar physicists have captured the first direct observational signatures of resonant absorption, thought to play […]


Spitzer in 12 pictures

Celebrate the 12th anniversary of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope with a new digital calendar showcasing […]

credit: JPL/Spitzer Space Telescope