U.S. Restarts Plutonium Production for Powering Space Probes

March 19, 2013, 4:29 am

NASA, with the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee, has produced non-weapons grade plutonium to power future space probes.

Hadfield Takes Over as ISS Commander

March 13, 2013, 11:44 pm

On Wednesday astronaut Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian to take command of the International Space Station (ISS).

A Tribute to Chris Hadfield: The Top 10 Space-Inspired Sounds

March 12, 2013, 11:15 pm

We celebrate memorable sounds connected with outer space as Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield takes command of the International Space Station this week.

Saturn Shock Waves Create Particle Accelerators

February 27, 2013, 3:00 pm

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft detected a strong bow shock while studying the ringed planet, revealing a massive acceleration of electrons normally expected from supernova remnants.

Scientists Search for Civilizations on Likely Planets

February 14, 2013, 2:00 pm

U.S. researchers have narrowed down their search for radio signals from intelligent life among the stars.

Cosmic Gallery for Valentine’s Day (Photos)

February 13, 2013, 3:08 pm

Enjoy this collection of images from outer space in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Black Holes Grow Faster Than Host Galaxies

January 22, 2013, 12:20 pm

Supermassive black holes don’t share things evenly with their galaxies, according to new Australian research.

Was Earth Zapped by Gamma-Ray Burst in 8th Century?

January 22, 2013, 12:20 pm

A nearby short gamma-ray burst could have produced an intense blast of radiation that hit Earth around A.D. 775, according to new German-led research.

Microquasar Generates Giant Manatee Nebula

January 21, 2013, 2:00 pm

The supernova remnant W50 has been dubbed the Giant Manatee Nebula based on a new shot of the cloud from the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA).

What Would ‘Star Wars’ Travelers Really See?

January 17, 2013, 3:30 pm

Approaching the speed of light in the Millennium Falcon would look a little different from the way the movies show it, according to new U.K. research.

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