WorldViews: Space

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Space X, Virgin Galactic ships to launch; space to become more commercialized

Both companies represent the increasing commercialization of space.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Space X, Elon Musk

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Space weather? As solar storm hits, a Martian mini-tornado is caught on camera

One is space weather, the other is not.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Mars, space weather, tornado, solar storm

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Venus, Jupiter, and Moon will converge this weekend

The “triple conjunction” will be visible from anywhere in the world.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:33 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Venus, Jupiter, Moon, Astronomy, Stargazing

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Eta Carinae’s ‘Great Eruption’ mystery begins to unravel

A study published Thursday in the journal Nature revealed the star was much colder than previously thought.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:12 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Eta Carinae, Great Eruption, supernova, stars

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Space junk to be cleaned up by Swiss ‘janitor satellite’

A ‘janitor’ satellite is being developed to grab the debris orbiting Earth.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:24 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Switzerland, NASA, space junk, CleanSpace One

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Meteorite from Mars fell in Morocco, scientists say

The meteorite fireball was first seen in the sky six months ago, but not discovered until December.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:17 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Space, meteorite, Mars, NASA

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 12/23/2011

‘Mysterious’ space ball drops on Namibia — nothing mysterious about it

A ball from space dropped on Namibia, prompting a NASA investigation.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:23 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, NASA, Namibia, Space ball

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 12/06/2011

New planet similar to Earth discovered: How far is 600 light years away?

Kepler-22b, the newly discovered Earth-like planet, is sitting just outside our solar system, some 600 light years away.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:11 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, Kepler-22b, planets, habitable zone, light years

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 10/18/2011

German ROSAT satellite to hit earth

The telescope is expected to make reentry sometime between Friday and Oct. 25.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:54 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Space, satellite, ROSAT

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 10/10/2011

YouTube launches Space Lab, the latest in crowdsourcing academia

The video-sharing site is inviting would-be scientists to experiment in space.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:28 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, YouTube, SpaceLab, International Space Station

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/04/2011

China space lab Tiangong-1 launched to ‘America the Beautiful’ soundtrack

When China launched its first space laboratory module Thursday, state TV mistakenly broadcast it to the tune of “America the Beautiful.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, space, Tiangong-1

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 03:57 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Asteroids that could threaten Earth are 90 percent found, NASA says

The space agency has found more than 90 percent of the biggest asteroids that might pose a threat to Earth.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:57 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, asteroid, NASA:

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Space junk captured on video as it plummets toward Earth

The chances of you being hit by a piece of space junk stands at 1-in-21 trillion.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:53 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NASA; Space

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 09/21/2011

The Southern Lights as seen from space (photo, video)

The Southern Lights look even more magnificent from space.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:22 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, NASA, space, Southern Lights, Ron Garan

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