February 16, 2013
A meteorite that exploded over central Russia and fell to earth, injuring hundreds of people, has fueled discussion of whether science is able to predict such events. The...
February 15, 2013
Discoverers of comets and small asteroids have the privilege of naming them. Each reported discovery is first assigned a code name by an international organization. If it's a...
October 29, 2012
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--Scientists say a flattened section of the moon, 3,000 kilometers wide, was likely caused by a collision with an asteroid the size of Austria.
August 14, 2012
Star-gazing night owls in the Kyushu, Kanto and Hokkaido regions were able to watch the moon pass between Venus and the Earth before dawn on Aug. 14, although clouds blocked...
July 27, 2012
Japanese researchers have discovered huge lumps of molecular gas at the center of our galaxy, which they say are the "seeds" of black holes.
May 25, 2012
This week's annular eclipse allowed astronomers in Japan to come up with the most precise measurement yet of the sun's radius.
November 11, 2011
It looks more like a galaxy, but it is in fact a young star and its distinctive spiral shape may give new insights into the formation of planets.
October 05, 2011
A huge array of radio telescopes in Chile's Atacama Desert, designed to solve some of the most fundamental questions about the origins of the universe, produced its first image ...
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