Neil deGrasse

Meteorite explodes over Russia, hundreds injured in blast wave


Russians in western Siberia captured video of a visible meteorite that streaked across the sky, early Friday morning. The meteorite caused a shockwave strong enough to shatter glass in a wide area, causing hundreds of injuries.

The rise and fall of Pluto


Space shuttle Atlantis lands, ending NASA’s shuttle program


John Hodgman interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson


Superman of Astrophysics

Have We Given Up on the Final Frontier?

After half a century at the forefront of space exploration, NASA’s been hit by hard times. Last year, its groundbreaking and celebrated space-shuttle program was shuttered. The cosmos won’t see another American spacecraft for at least another decade, and that once dreamed of trip to Mars – not too long ago a serious interest of […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson on New Earth-Like Planet and Black Holes

NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the discovery of a  planet in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. A NASA researcher says the Earth-like planet would have a surface temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes it a so-called “Goldilocks planet” –  not too hot, not too cold, just right to support life. Researchers have also measured […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Traveling to Mars

On Saturday, NASA will be launching the new rover “Curiosity,” also known as Mars Science Laboratory. The mission is meant to examine chemical ingredients to see if the planet can support human life. The spacecraft will explore a crater the size of a large lake. Curiosity is delivering a rover equipped to test if there […]

Friday Follow: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Pepper Spray

On Thanksgiving week, the big stories were the consumer’s holiday shopping start-up  – Black Friday, of course. The turkey was barely cold this year before family members were out the door to hit the box stores for the biggest deals of the season. In Washington, the debt committee was the most expected failure all year. And […]

NASA Announces New Rocket Design

Just a few months ago, the future of NASA seemed in doubt. But the space agency announced on Wednesday  a new rocket design that it says will be the centerpiece of a deep-space exploration program for decades to come. The Space Launch System could lift astronauts farther than ever before, making it eventually possible to journey […]