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Telescopes Team Up To Create First-Ever Alien Planet 'Map'

Telescopes Team Up To Create First-Ever Alien Planet 'Map'

Space.com  10. 3.2013
Scientists have created the first-ever cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system. Although the roughly Jupiter-size Kepler-7b lies...
WATCH: Massive Volcanoes May Have Rocked Mars

WATCH: Massive Volcanoes May Have Rocked Mars

10. 2.2013
A series of Martian craters assumed to have been formed by meteorites may actually be extinct volcanoes so massive that, when they were...
WATCH: Probe Finds Tupperware Ingredient In Space

WATCH: Probe Finds Tupperware Ingredient In Space

Space.com  10. 1.2013
For the first time, a chemical essential for the creation of plastic on Earth has been found in a far-off part of the solar system: Saturn's...
WATCH: Space Agency May Do WHAT With Asteroid?

WATCH: Space Agency May Do WHAT With Asteroid?

Space.com  09.30.2013
Decades from now, people on Earth may be gearing up for an unprecedented celestial spectacle — the intentional smashing of an asteroid...
WATCH: Extra Radiation Belt Gets Surprising Explanation

WATCH: Extra Radiation Belt Gets Surprising Explanation

David Freeman  09.30.2013
For more than half a century, scientists have known about the Van Allen radiation belts -- two doughnut-shaped rings of charged particles...
Legendary Astronaut Suffers Stroke

Legendary Astronaut Suffers Stroke

AP  09.30.2013
VAIL, Colo. -- Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit Earth, is recovering from a stroke. Patty Carpenter tells the Vail...
WATCH: New Animation Reveals 'Nut' At Galaxy's Core

WATCH: New Animation Reveals 'Nut' At Galaxy's Core

Space.com  09.30.2013
The best 3D map yet of the center of the Milky Way galaxy has revealed a tasty surprise: the heart of our galaxy looks like a cosmic peanut....
WATCH: Giant Balloon Poised To Hunt 'Comet Of The Century'

WATCH: Giant Balloon Poised To Hunt 'Comet Of The Century'

Space.com  09.27.2013
A colossal NASA balloon is poised to carry a free-hanging gondola sky-high on a mission to take a gander at celestial grandeur: Comet ISON....
Rover's New Discovery Delivers A 'Wow Moment'

Rover's New Discovery Delivers A 'Wow Moment'

Space.com  09.26.2013
Future Mars explorers may be able to get all the water they need out of the red dirt beneath their boots, a new study suggests. NASA's...
WATCH: Odd Spinning Star May Hold Key To Cosmic Mystery

WATCH: Odd Spinning Star May Hold Key To Cosmic Mystery

09.26.2013
A perplexing fast-spinning star just might be the "missing link" in a long-standing pulsar mystery, scientists say. The so-called neutron...
WATCH: Scientist Offers Surprising Fix For Space Junk Problem

WATCH: Scientist Offers Surprising Fix For Space Junk Problem

09.24.2013
In the sci-fi flick "Gravity," slated to hit theaters on Oct. 4, debris from a satellite crashes into a space shuttle, leaving astronauts...
Fiery Doom Foreseen For Earth-Skimming Satellite

Fiery Doom Foreseen For Earth-Skimming Satellite

Space.com  09.24.2013
A European satellite is facing a fiery doom next month, when it is expected to begin falling from space to end a successful mission to...
New Concern Keeps Spacecraft From Docking With ISS

New Concern Keeps Spacecraft From Docking With ISS

AP  09.23.2013
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A new commercial spaceship will wait all week before aiming again for the International Space Station. Orbital...
EXPLAINED: The 'Sails' That May Take Us To Distant Stars

EXPLAINED: The 'Sails' That May Take Us To Distant Stars

Space.com  09.23.2013
Sail ships might be the spacecraft that first take human technology to distant stars. Giant sails propelled by the sun's or a laser's...