Deep under miles of nitrogen ice, an ocean of water could still flow on the dwarf planet. Photographs and data captured by the Colorado-led New Horizons spacecraft inspired the new research.
The moon will be full and closer to Earth than it’s been in nearly 70 years on Nov. 14.
The $800 million mission will pull alongside Bennu, a NASA-classified “potentially hazardous asteroid,” in 2018. The spacecraft will study the asteroid, collect a piece of it and return the sample to Earth.
The search for planets outside our solar system has uncovered a rocky planet orbiting our nearest neighboring star. The director of Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium calls the search for exoplanets the “frontier” of astronomy.
Cross your fingers for clear skies -- the annual Perseid meteor shower will peak later this week.
- "Round and Round Up and Down" features live dancers and performers projected on the screen above as part of a dance film.Read more
New technology and crowdsourcing are changing the way amateurs contribute to astronomy.
At a weekly free screening of the television series "Cosmos", audiences at Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium ponder the meaning of continental drift, the electric motor and the nature of life.
Astronomer Doug Duncan talks about microscopic creatures that can survive in space, the age of the earth and how we really are star dust.