Today the Chandra X-ray Observatory released an image from a research group led by Leisa Townsley of the Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The image of the star cluster Trumpler 14 shows about 1,600 stars ...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope entered a new era of science operations this week, when engineers shut down one of the three operational gyroscopes aboard the observatory. The two-gyro mode is expected to preserve the operating ...
ESA’s X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, has for the first time allowed scientists to study in detail the formation history of galaxy clusters, not only with single arbitrarily selected objects, but with a complete representative ...
Wild birds may spread avian influenza along their migratory routes, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization warned Wednesday.
A new Vermont highway rest stop has blue water in the toilets as part of a "green" system that uses tropical plants to cleanse and recycle sewage water.
Tens of thousands of dead fish were reported this week along some Florida beaches, raising concerns about red tide.
Hurricane Katrina damaged NASA spaceport facilities along the Gulf Coast, casting doubt on the space shuttle's scheduled March launch.
Stealth nano particles may some day target tumor cells and deliver medication to specific body locations, according to Penn State chemical engineers.
Japan will develop an undersea network of seismographs and tsunami observation devices to minimize damage caused by predicted future earthquakes.
Medical scientists say an international survey of the public's awareness of heart failure has revealed a woeful and worrying level of ignorance.