A massive solar flare flooded the sunlit portion of the planet Tuesday morning with X-rays powerful enough to disrupt GPS navigation, and airplane and maritime communication for several minutes.
Dozens of spacecraft are keeping their eyes and ears on the universe, and more are on the way. But it usually takes years from the time a mission is first proposed until it flies in space — and a lot of good candidates never make it.
Early risers are in for a skywatching treat at first light Tuesday morning — a close pairing of the crescent Moon and the planet Venus. Venus looks like a dazzling star just to the left or upper left of the Moon.
One of the most intriguing star systems in the galaxy may be about to get a lot more interesting.
NASA has reported that a shockwave from a massive solar flare will hit Earth on Friday, possibly knocking out communications and causing disruptions to satellites.
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.
There’s no doubt that Mars was once much warmer and wetter than it is today — a fairly comfortable home for life. Stardate looks at the evidence of life in a rock on the red planet.
Folks in Hawaii should see a flying saucer in the skies above Kauai Thursday morning. It’s a NASA project meant to eventually help land heavy objects on Mars. Up until now parachutes have been used.
The Beehive, M44, is one of the brightest star clusters in the sky with about 1,000 stars, but this StarDate segment explains that it’s evaporating before our eyes.
Google’s latest efforts to expand Internet access around the world includes plans to launch over $1 billion worth in low-orbiting satellites.