Several people called the KPIX 5 newsroom after Sunday morning’s magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa, reporting mysterious flashes of light in the sky. Witnesses said the strange phenomenon looked like lightning.
Senior Contributing Editor of Sky and Telescope Magazine, Kelly Beatty, tells us why a potentially impressive meteor shower could be seen for the first time this Memorial Day Weekend.
The commercialization of space may not be moving at light speed, but it’s probably going faster than you think.
PayPal wants to explore space — or at least begin to figure out how payments and commerce will work beyond Earth’s realm once space travel and tourism take off.
An event similar to the meteor explosion in the sky over Russia Friday morning, which blasted out countless windows and injured as many as 1,000 people, could happen without much warning in California, according to a local space scientist.
Jill Tarter, the astronomer who was a prototype for the lead character in Carl Sagan’s novel Contact, will be honored with a disco serenade at her retirement party in Santa Clara this weekend.
Astronomers searching for intelligent extraterrestrial life have created a new website to encourage the public to help sort through a vast quantity of radio signals detected by telescopes scanning the stars for a sign we are not alone.
The search continues for extraterrestrial life. With an outpouring of donations from the public, Mountain View-based SETI Institute will resume its pursuit of intelligent life on other planets.