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Solar Eclipse, Seen Only By US Satellite

Solar Eclipse, Seen Only By US SatelliteNASA(WASHINGTON) -- A NASA probe caught a solar eclipse Tuesday.  Though we earthlings could not see it, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory traveling 22,000 miles overhead was in the right place at the right time. video platformvideo managementvide...

Astronauts Wanted: Experiment in Hawaii to Test Mars Menus

Astronauts Wanted: Experiment in Hawaii to Test Mars MenusNASA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Researchers are looking for six able-bodied volunteers and two backups to be cooped up for 120 days and nights in a make-believe Mars base early in 2013.The experiment is called HI-SEAS -- short for Hawaii Space Exp...

New Super-Earth Found Near Distant Star

New Super-Earth Found Near Distant StarFile photo. Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Scientists have found a planet orbiting another star -- 22 light years away -- and of all the hundreds of so-called exoplanets so far discovered, this one is, lead researcher Guillem Anglada-Escu...

Gingrich Envisions Space Colonies in Near Future

Gingrich Envisions Space Colonies in Near FutureNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(COCOA BEACH, Fla.) -- Newt Gingrich really wants to go to the moon -- and to Mars.  And he would give statehood to a space colony, if it had a big enough population.Speaking to a yet another massive crowd in Cocoa Be...

Phobos-Grunt: Failed Russian Mars Probe Falls to Earth

Phobos-Grunt: Failed Russian Mars Probe Falls to EarthComstock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Somewhere, probably in the southern Pacific between New Zealand and South America, the failed Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars probe returned ignominiously to Earth Sunday, said the Russian space agency Roscosmos and the U.S. Sp...

First Meteor Shower of 2012 Hits Skies Wednesday Morning

First Meteor Shower of 2012 Hits Skies Wednesday MorningJorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- If you're up early Wednesday morning and the weather is promising, bundle up and go outside. The Quadrantid meteor shower, the first of 2012, should be at its best between 3 a.m. and dawn, Eastern Time.The...
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