(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Shannon Schmoll, Michigan State University (THE CONVERSATION) As comets blaze across the night sky, they can bring wonder and…
UPDATE: Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, 10 p.m. Comet Lovejoy remains barely visible to the unaided eye and should remain as such as it heads to its closest approach to the Sun in a about two…
The hashtag took off almost immediately after the seemingly impossible landing.
Tune in Wednesday as the European Space Agency tries to land a scientific probe on a comet.
A rare meteor shower will brighten the night skies above the metro area Saturday. Learn more about where these meteorites came from and the best viewing times.
Comet ISON is headed for a close encounter with the Sun on Thanksgiving Day at 2 p.m. EST.
This week, the western sky will have a visitor
from the depths of the outer solar system: the
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.