Topic: SPACE.com Inc.
By the end of this month, astronomers expect to have found 500 planets beyond our solar system. The current count is 494, including one that may be inhabitable by humans.
10/13/2010 01:32 pm
Evidence from an ancient meteor strike on Mars indicates the presence of liquid water at some point in the Red Planet's ancient past.
10/13/2010 12:33 pm
Gliese 581g could be scanned for radio emissions. And its atmosphere could be observed for signs of chemicals produced by manufacturing.
10/04/2010 11:45 am
Gliese 581g would be the first Earth-like planet found orbiting in a star's habitable zone. The new plant is located in a region where temperatures could sustain life and liquid water on its surface.
09/30/2010 09:32 am
Humanity's search for signs of extraterrestrial life has largely focused on scanning the sky for radio signals. But if alien technological progress is anything like ours, ET might have already gone digital.
09/29/2010 06:49 pm
A new web site shows the Northern lights, also called the aurora borealis, live starting at 10 p.m. each night courtesy of the Canadian Space Agency. The prime northern lights viewing season is August through May.
09/21/2010 05:59 pm
Halley's Comet visited our inner solar system in 466 BC, where it was probably viewed by ancient Greek skywatchers.
09/15/2010 02:28 pm
Two Chinese satellites bumped into each other very gently, leaving analysts wondering what China is up to.
09/03/2010 05:25 pm
A starburst galaxy some 80 million light-years away from earth is unleashing a powerful wind of gas, researchers say.
09/02/2010 12:42 pm
Chile miners trapped deep underground are getting advice from NASA to keep them physically and mentally fit for the months it may take to rescue them.
08/25/2010 03:59 pm