50 years ago the launch of a bell-shaped capsule called “Vostok 1” on April 12th, 1961 by Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made history as the first human to enter outer space. Yuri’s Night was created to connect and inspire the globe about human spaceflight.
History has been made yet again: NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is now in orbit around the solar system's innermost planet!
The Golden State Star Party is the only major stargazing "star party" that occurs in Northern California.
A recent publishing of the investigation of a rare class of meteorite (the CI1 Carbonaceous Chondrite) by Dr. Richard Hoover of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has caused another stir among scientists and the news media regarding possible origins of life on Earth and life in the Universe in general.
On February 14, 2011, NASA encountered the comet Tempel 1 using the recycled Stardust spacecraft. For the first time in history, they visited the same comet twice – affording them the opportunity to observe changes in the icy body.
NASA's Kepler mission announces the results from its first four months of observations: 1235 possible planets around other stars!
Saturn’s little moon, Titan, just keeps getting more and more interesting.
Among the thousands of vivid and unique Earth-sized planets we have come to know through Science Fiction, NASA's Kepler mission has now given us our first real one: meet Kepler 10b.
A little white shack with the red roof along Crissy Field holds a lot of history and houses vitally important scientific instruments.
NASA announces finding "life NOT as we know it" in the arsenic-laced waters of Mono Lake.
A Bay Area biochemist has found a new strain of bacteria living in the briny shores of Mono Lake that can not only eat arsenic, a substance highly toxic to most organisms, but thrive on it.