Crave's Eric Mack recently trekked to the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano to visit one of the most advanced observatories on Earth, the "eyes of humanity" in the middle of the Pacific.
A phenomenon known as "YORP torque" is ripping an asteroid apart, and thanks to a team of telescopes, astronomers have been able to watch for the first time ever.
While the Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft is offline, astronomers continue parsing its data and scanning the sky not just for evidence of habitable planets, but for advanced civilizations.
Astronomers have found a galaxy so distant that when they look at it, they see conditions going back to when the universe was in its relative infancy.
In a distant solar system, water-soaked chunks of rock that contain two of the key elements of a habitable planet have been spotted for the first time.
The HTC Desire 200 is a smart phone roughly the size of a credit card, with specs that suggest a credit card-friendly price.
Five-ton spectrometer can see through cosmic dust to the most distant and faintest galaxies, letting scientists study the large-scale structure of the universe.
Thought to have the potential for liquid water, the three planets are close to Gliese 667C, a star about 22 light-years from home.
The observatories at Hawaii's Mauna Kea send beams into the heavens in this gorgeous recording by Sean Goebel.
Gliese 581g is just the right distance from its host star to enjoy temperatures hospitable to water in liquid form--and thus be hospitable to life, researchers say.