Astronomers find first evidence of changing conditions on a super Earth
Astronomers have detected wildly changing temperatures on a super Earth – the first time any atmospheric variability has been observed on a rocky planet outside the solar system – and believe it could ...
Delta Cephei's hidden companion
To measure distances in the universe, astronomers use cepheids, a family of variable stars whose luminosity varies with time. Their role as distance calibrators has brought them attention from researchers ...
Verizon buys AOL for $4.4 billion in mobile video bet (Update)
After selling millions of Americans their mobile phones, Verizon now wants to capture their eyeballs, too.
Extremely young stellar clump in the distant universe
As part of an observing program carried out with the Subaru Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, a group of researchers from the Service d'Astrophysique- Laboratoire AIM of CEA-IRFU led by Anita Zanella ...
OPALS boosts space-to-ground optical communications research
Ever wonder why stars seem to twinkle? This effect is caused by variations in the density of our atmosphere that cause blurring in light coming from space. It's pretty for stargazing, but a challenge for ...
Russia races to replace British singer Sarah Brightman as space tourist
Russia's space officials on Thursday rushed to find a replacement for British singer Sarah Brightman after she pulled out as the next space tourist four months ahead of her planned trip.
Unmanned supply ship burns up on re-entry: Russian space agency
An unmanned Russian supply ship disintegrated as it plummeted to Earth on Friday after suffering a communications failure on its way to the International Space Station, in a fiery end to a mission to deliver ...
What happens to an astronaut's body temperature in space?
It started with a simple question that ended with a surprising answer and new technology that is being used in cutting-edge heart surgery and could save millions of euros in hospital bills.
NASA challenges designers to construct habitat for deep space exploration
NASA and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, known as America Makes, are holding a new $2.25 million competition to design and build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space exploration, ...
British soprano suspends plans to sing in space
British singer Sarah Brightman said Wednesday she was suspending plans to launch into space to perform on the International Space Station due to "family reasons".
NASA image: Astronauts at work on the International Space Station
This week, the six-member Expedition 43 crew worked a variety of onboard maintenance tasks, ensuring crew safety and the upkeep of the International Space Station's hardware.
NASA's multi-purpose NICER/SEXTANT mission on track for 2016 launch
NASA mission that embodies the virtues of faster, less expensive access to space has sailed past all major development milestones and is scheduled to be delivered to Cape Canaveral on time for its October ...
Researchers report first observation of early stages of creation of a star-forming clump
Subaru Telescope observes superflare stars with large starspots
A team of astronomers has used the High Dispersion Spectrograph on the Subaru Telescope to conduct spectroscopic observations of Sun-like "superflare" stars first observed and cataloged by the Kepler Space ...