How to Watch Tonight’s Blue Moon Online

Night sky observers around the world will have the chance to see a special full moon — one that has been dubbed a “blue moon” — on Aug. 31. But,…

Biggest Threat to the Economy Could Come From Outer Space

Imagine waking up just after midnight to a sky so bright you swear it must be early morning. Imagine seeing the Northern Lights as far south as Cuba or Hawaii.…

Radar Probes Titan’s Seas and Magic Islands

The Cassini Space Probe has measured the depth of a 40-kilometer-long stretch of Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn’s moon Titan. Shortly before capturing the first images showing Titan’s…

These 15 GIFs Prove Science Is More Amazing Than Fiction

Warning: Don’t try some of these things at home. 1. This is what happens when you cut a water droplet using a superhydrophobic knife on a surface that doesn’t get…

See Carl Sagan’s Childhood Vision of Space Exploration

Carl Sagan’s passion for astronomy made him one of the most respected and celebrated space geeks of the 20th century. The science legend’s enthusiasm for exploring worlds beyond our own…

Tropical Storm Isaac as Seen From NASA Satellite

Tropical Storm Isaac will hit the Gulf Coast on Wednesday this week, and forecasters say it’s gaining enough speed to reach hurricane status by that time. Eerily enough, Isaac is…

NASA Visualization of Solar Winds Reaching The Solar System’s Depths

Solar winds stream through the vacuum of space at an awesome 400 kilometers per second (over one million miles per hour). To help understand the effect of these gusts on…

Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than We Thought

A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel — a concept popularized in television’s Star Trek — may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say. A warp drive would…

Scott Kelly To Retire From NASA After Spending A Year In Space

There are many impressive ways to bow out of your job, but perhaps breaking the record for the longest single U.S. spaceflight and becomingone of the first two humans to…

See the Rare Photo of Neil Armstrong on the Moon

There is only one photograph of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, and in it, he has his back to the camera. The first man to set foot on a…