The Geminid meteor shower will put on a dazzling show for skywatchers when it peaks overnight on Dec. 13-14. The Geminids are active every December, when Earth passes through a massive trail of dusty debris shed by a weird, rocky object named 3200
Based on a shell count and the few loggerhead sea turtles found dead in the nest, 83-percent of the turtles made it out of the nest near Myrtle Beach. S.C.U.T.E. has monitored the nest daily since it was discovered a few months ago.
Members of Slooh watched and captured the total solar eclipse from Indonesia on March 8, 2016. Slooh is a community observatory dedicated to bringing astronomy from the stars to screens, according to representatives. It regularly live broadcasts m
Columbia is in the path of a total eclipse on Aug. 21. Here are tips for observing the event: Never look directly at the sun's rays. When watching a partial eclipse you must wear eclipse glasses at all times or use another indirect method if you w
For most viewers, the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse will last less than two and half minutes. But for one team of NASA-funded scientists, the eclipse will last over seven minutes. Their secret? Following the shadow of the Moon in two retrofit
On May 9, 2016 Mercury will move across the face of the sun, offering a rare viewing opportunity for professional astronomers and backyard sky watchers alike. The next time this event happens will be Nov. 11, 2019.
The Kepler Space Telescope, NASA's planet-hunting mission, verified the existence of 1,284 planets, announced NASA scientists on Tuesday. Timothy Morton, associate research scholar at Princeton University in New Jersey, said that it was the most p
Watch a video (no audio) that explains how a hand was transplanted in 12-hour procedure was performed May 27, 2016, by a team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, operating room staff and technicians at Duke.