Astronomers Find Planets In Another Galaxy For The First TimeUsing a new method of stargazing, called gravitational microlensing, scientists were able to find as many as 2,000 distant worlds in a galaxy 3.8 billion light-years away.
7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold LifeFor the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star -- and these new worlds could hold life.
E.T. Phoning Home? SETI Institute Scientists Point Telescopes Toward Possible Signal From SpaceA signal detected by a Russian telescope is giving hope to the community searching for extraterrestrial life that ET could be phoning home.
Mars, Other 'Naked Eye' Planets Making Close Approach To EarthStargazers will get a treat for the rest of this month as Mars making its closest approach to Earth on May 30th.
NASA's Kepler Mission Finds New World In Habitable Zone 1,400 Light Years AwayNASA's Kepler Mission may have found our cousin with the confirmation of the first Earth-size planet in the "habitable zone" around a sun-like star.
Lick Observatory Astronomers Discover ‘Supersized Earths’ Surrounding Relatively Nearby StarAstronomers at the Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton have discovered three planets described as “supersized Earths” orbiting a star 54 light years away.
15 Images Capture Eerie Zodiacal Light Show In Night SkyA strange celestial phenomenon is lighting up the western horizon after sunset during the next couple of weeks.
Berkeley Graduate Student Helps Discover Earth-Size Planets Orbiting Relatively Nearby StarA graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley has discovered a relatively nearby solar system with three planets that are slightly larger than the size of Earth, and one of the planets has temperatures moderate enough to possibly support life.
NASA’s Kepler Telescope Spots 3 ‘Earth-Like’ PlanetsNASA scientists have identified a whopping 1,000 planets outside the solar system using data from the Kepler telescope, which has recorded thousands more potential planets in our galaxy.
Observers Warned To Not Stare At The Sun During Partial Solar Eclipse Over Bay AreaA partial solar eclipse will be visible from the Bay Area later this month.
StarDate: Moon And Saturn— Arriving at Fascination Destination The Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft passed an important milestone back in March: It made its 100th close pass by Titan, the planet’s largest moon. Stardate has the details on how this was achieved.
StarDate: Moon and Mercuryhe skywatching weekend gets off to a ghostly start this evening with an encounter between the Moon and the planet Mercury. The Moon looks like a pale version of its full glory. And Mercury is as elusive as a ghost — a planet that’s rarely seen.