Topic: American Astronomical Society
New findings suggest that the ability of life to thrive on an alien world might depend on the wild orbits of its planetary neighbors.
05/24/2010 04:55 pm
The images of these star-nurseries were taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, space telescope, which is about three-fourths of the way through it's infrared scan of the entire sky.
05/24/2010 01:44 pm
The Hubble Telescope was launched on April 24, 1990. NASA says the best is yet to come.
04/24/2010 12:55 pm
The black hole at the center of the Milky Way, called Sag A*, is much less active than those at the center of other galaxies. A new study points to a simple answer: heat.
01/07/2010 04:56 pm
CoRoT-7b is so close to its parent star – and so hot – that scientists think it could be the remnant of an evaporated ‘hot Jupiter.’
01/07/2010 04:04 pm
Scientists have found that dark energy, the force thought to be accelerating the expansion of the universe, may be doing the same thing to local groups of galaxies. That bolsters Einstein's idea of a 'cosmological constant.'
01/06/2010 05:47 pm
The halo of dark matter that is thought to surround the Milky Way appears to be shaped like a squashed beach ball, astronomers have found.
01/06/2010 02:45 pm
New Hubble telescope images provide a look at the cosmos when it was just 600 to 800 million years old. Galaxies from this period might have helped transform the universe from dark to light.
01/05/2010 03:27 pm
NASA's Kepler space telescope is just beginning its three-year mission to find Earth-like planets in habitable zones around stars. The first new planets it has found, announced Monday, include two so hot they would melt iron.
01/04/2010 06:29 pm
Scientists knew there was water on the moon before NASA crashed a craft into the lunar soil.
11/16/2009 12:00 am