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Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Carina Nebula revealed in spectacular new infrared photos

New photos from the European Southern Observatory show the Carina Nebula in a new way.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:21 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Science, Carina Nebula, nebula, European Southern Observatory, stars

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Dark matter of the universe, in three giant maps

A side of the universe largely unknown to us became just a little bit clearer today after scientists released the largest scale renderings of dark matter yet.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:02 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Science, dark matter, maps

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Scientists give Earth-sized planets a bad name

We need more creative planet names. Or less creative baby names.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:07 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Science, Rick Perry, names, kids these days

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 10/11/2011

‘Kraken’ sea monster’s lair possibly discovered

A giant sea monster, akin to the mythological Kraken, may have terrorized Earth's ancient oceans.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:38 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Science, kraken

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Dark energy, a mysterious cosmic force, is behind physics Nobel prize-winning scientists’ discovery

Three U.S.-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday, after using the concept of dark energy to reach their conclusions.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Science, Space, Nobel prize, NASA: dark energy

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Neutrinos may have traveled faster than the speed of light

Scientists at CERN, the world’s largest physics lab, announced a startling finding yesterday — neutrinos have been found to be traveling faster than the speed of light.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:25 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Science, speed of light, Einstein, physics

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Giant sinkhole opens up in Virginia (video)

A sinkhole found in Stafford, Va., is threatening to swallow two homes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:38 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National; sinkholes; science; natural disasters; virginia

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/19/2011

NASA satellite to hit Earth: What you need to know

A 12,500-pound NASA satellite, the size of a school bus, is due to hit Earth later this week. Here’s what you need to know about it.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National; NASA; space; science