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


John Hodgman interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson


Have We Given Up on the Final Frontier?

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

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 […]

Lunar Love

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about why it’s time for Americans to return to the moon.

The Pluto Files

The astrophysicist who initiated Pluto’s dramatic devolution ?from planet to puny plutoid ?tells all in his new book.

Cosmic Quandaries

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the mystery of “dark matter” and a new planet, discovered in a distant galaxy, that looks remarkably like planet Earth.