astronomy

Astronomers say they’ve discovered water ice clouds on a “brown dwarf” just 7.3 light-years from Earth – the first candidate outside our own solar system to have direct evidence of water clouds.  (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle via Getty Images)

Astronomers: ‘First Evidence’ Of Water Clouds Discovered Outside Solar System

Astronomers say they’ve discovered water ice clouds on a “brown dwarf” just 7.3 light-years from Earth – the first candidate outside our own solar system to have direct evidence of water clouds.

08/26/2014

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" has recently debated a creationist and a climate change denier. (Getty Images)

Study: Americans Flunk Basic Science Facts But Like Science

90 percent of respondents say scientists are working for the benefit of humanity.

02/19/2014

This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the sun, but no Comet ISON. A white plus sign shows where the Comet should have appeared.
(Credit: NASA/SDO)

NASA: Comet ISON Did Not Survive It’s Trip Around The Sun

Comet ISON appears to have broken up and evaporated as it neared the sun.

11/29/2013

Some examples of the Carl Sagan's Papers on display at the Celebration Of Carl Sagan at The Library of Congress on Nov. 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Library of Congress Acquires Carl Sagan’s Papers

Astronomers and scientists joined Seth MacFarlane at the Library of Congress for the opening of a new collection of Carl Sagan’s papers.

11/12/2013

File photo of a comet. (Photo by GEORGE SHELTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists: Comet Brighter Than The Moon To Appear Next Year

Some parts of the world may have a spectacular lights show to look forward to next year, when the Comet ISON passes through the sky.

10/03/2012

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