Live: Neil deGrasse Tyson Hosts Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate

Mark your calendars for this Wednesday evening, March 19, at 7:30 pm EDT. That's the start of the live stream of the 2014 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate. Hosted and moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose director of the Hayden Planeterium, the live event is sold out, but you watch it right here on Kinja. » 3/18/14 11:58am 3/18/14 11:58am

What Jupiter can tell us about the formation of the universe

On December 7, 1995, a crowd gathered in an auditorium at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, waiting for an event that had been years in the making. At 8:04 pm PST, a stout, 4-foot (1.25 meter)-wide, wok-shaped robotic probe, which had been released from the unmanned Galileo spacecraft five… » 11/07/13 4:13pm 11/07/13 4:13pm

Re-Creating An Action Sequence From 365 Million Miles Away

One of the scenes in the new Space Show, Dark Universe takes viewers along for a 106,000 mile-an-hour descent into Jupiter’s atmosphere with the Galileo probe—an action-packed visualization created by scientists and artists working closely to make sure that every detail, from the probe’s rotation speed to the color of… » 11/04/13 1:49pm 11/04/13 1:49pm

How to defend Earth from incoming asteroids

There are about a million near-Earth asteroids that are large enough to damage or destroy a major city, as evidenced by the explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, this past February of a meteor that injured more than 1,000 people. This month, Ukrainian astronomers detected a 1,350-foot-wide asteroid that made a close… » 10/18/13 5:06pm 10/18/13 5:06pm