Space

The Washington Fire south of Lake Tahoe is now clearly visible from space. (NASA)

Fire South Of Lake Tahoe Grows To 26 Square Miles; Now Clearly Visible From Space

No buildings have been damaged, but the mountain town of Markleeville remained on standby Wednesday for possible evacuations, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Several campgrounds have been evacuated, and two highways have been closed.

06/24/2015

(Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

New NASA Photo Captures 3 Moons Of Saturn In 1 Stunning Photo

The moon can appear almost haunting when just a sliver clings above us here on Earth. But if we could watch the night sky above Saturn we would often be able to see several of the semi-dark orbs reminding us of our tiny place in the solar system.

06/23/2015

Northern lights shine over placid lake (Getty Images)

Aurora Borealis Lighting Up Night Sky All Week Due To Severe Solar Storm

A second strong solar storm this week is predicted to slam Earth Wednesday, causing fluctuations in the power grid and GPS while sparking bright auroras across the world.

06/23/2015

A substantial coronal mass ejection blew out from side of the Sun, giving us a great view of the event in profile (June 17-18, 2015). We caught the action in the 304 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. The video clip covers about four hours of the event. While some of the plasma falls back into the Sun, a look at the coronagraph on SOHO shows a large cloud of particles heading into space. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

Massive Solar Flare Reported, X-Ray Radiation Blacks Out Some Radio Communiction While Solar Storm Also Hits Earth

A sunspot erupted this afternoon creating a powerful solar flare bathing earth in electromagnetic radiation, and causing temporary disruptions in some radio communication, according to SpaceWeather.com, while a solar storm continues to rage.

06/22/2015

BRAZIL-FEATURE

Summer Solstice, Father’s Day 2015 Align To Give Dads Sunniest Day Of Year

Dads, get ready for almost 15 hours of sunlight on the longest day of the year this Sunday.

06/15/2015

The probe is named after the Rosetta stone, a stele of Egyptian origin and the lander is named after Philae, an island in Lake Nasser, Egypt. (Photo by European Space Agency/Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Comet Probe Makes Contact After 7 Months Of Silence In Space

European scientists are celebrating after receiving a remarkable communication from space. The solar-powered Philae comet probe is sending signals back to earth after seven months of silence.

06/15/2015

US astronaut Terry Virts (L), Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (C) and European Space Agency's Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti walk after their space suits were tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS) late on November 23, 2014.   (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch As 3 Space Station Astronauts Return To Earth After 200 Days

A three-person crew from the International Space Station landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Thursday after a longer-than-expected orbital stint.

06/11/2015

The brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres are seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 6, 2015. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

Top 5 Explanations For Those Bizarre Bright Spots On Planet Ceres

NASA scientists are still baffled over exactly what’s causing Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, to radiate mysterious bright spots from its cratered surface.

06/10/2015

Venus and Jupiter, shine brightly in the east at dawn, near a wildlife refuge on the Caspian Sea. (Getty Images)

Watch As Venus, Jupiter ‘Collide’ This Month

Skywatchers are in for a special celestial treat this month as Venus and Jupiter draw close together.

06/09/2015

In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), NASA astronaut Ronald Garan attached to the robotic arm Canadarm2 moves a failed ammonia pump module from a storage platform on the International Space Station to the cargo bay of the space shuttle Atlantis during a planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk July 12, 2011 in space. This is the 160th spacewalk devoted to station assembly and maintenance since construction began in 1998. Space shuttle Atlantis has embarked on a 12-day mission to the International Space Station where it will deliver the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module packed with supplies and spare parts. This was the final mission of the space shuttle program, which began on April 12, 1981 with the launch of Colombia. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

9 NASA Images That Wow 50 Years After America’s First Spacewalk

Two-and-a-half months after cosmonaut Alexey Leonov became the first human to walk in space, NASA astronaut Ed White floated out of his cramped Gemini 4 capsule 50 years ago Wednesday to become the first free-flying American in orbit.

06/03/2015

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