NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.
Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand SpaceProtecting the military's most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.
Meteor Shower Expected To Peak Overnight On Dec. 13-14Despite the amount of moonlight present in the sky tonight, those who’d like to watch the shower and can find a spot away from city lights can expect to see up to 50 or more meteors per hour.
Space Agency: Weakening Of Earth's Magnetic Field Could Indicate Pole ReversalEarth’s magnetic field has been steadily shrinking since the 1980s, which could predict that the north and south poles are starting to reverse – something that’s been known to happen periodically during geological times.
Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower Expected Monday NightAn incredible show is taking place way up in space, and Monday night is the peak.
Supermoon To Occur Sunday MorningIf you look into the sky Sunday morning the moon is going to look a lot different.
Local Astronomer Says Asteroid That Hit Russia Nearly Impossible To PredictMore than 1,000 people were injured, mostly from broken glass, when a space rock exploded in the Earth's atmosphere about 30-40 miles above Russia on Friday.
Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The AgesLooking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.
Atlantis Lands SafelyAtlantis commander and Philadelphia native Chris Ferguson landed the shuttle safely this morning, marking the end of the 30 year NASA shuttle program.
Look Up: It's The Space Shuttle Atlantis! After the space shuttle Atlantis arrives at the International Space Station for the last time, Earthlings will be able to see history (under the right conditions) just by looking up.
Space Shuttle Era Nears An End With Philadelphia CommanderThe space shuttle Atlantis inched its way closer to the Cape Canaveral launch pad and to the history books.
Astronaut Encourages Philly Students To Shoot For The StarsA pioneering astronaut comes to Philadelphia tomorrow, to speak to students at a middle school in West Oak Lane.