Northeast of San Diego, storied Palomar Observatory still beckons scientists with its 200-inch telescope. CNET Road Trip 2012 took a look.
In March, the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications unveiled Blue Waters. CNET Road Trip 2013 checked out our new national supercomputer.
Newly measured distance to stellar debris in the northern sky links it more firmly to an explosion observers saw in 1181.
The space agency is giving up on restoring its planet-hunting spacecraft to full operational capability, but that doesn't mean the mission is over just yet.
New computer models from Germany's Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics offer further insights into how supernovae obtain their shape.