Gum 29, a cluster of stars about 20,000 light-years away from Earth. (Credit: NASA)

NASA Releases Picture Of Starry Fireworks For Hubble’s 25th

What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks?


Space X's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from space launch complex 40 on April 14, 2015 at Cape Canaveral, Florida with a Dragon CRS6 spacecraft.   The  Dragon spacecraft is loaded with  4,300 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station (ISS). (Credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

SpaceX Arrives At International Space Station, Delivers Espresso Maker

The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world’s first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.


NASA (Photo by Jim Watson/Getty Images)

NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025

During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.


An artist concept of Jupiter and its moon Ganymede. (Credit: NASA/ESA)

NASA: We’ll Find ‘Definitive Evidence’ Of Alien Life In Next 20 To 30 Years

We’re closer than ever to finding out whether we’re alone in the universe or not, NASA’s top scientist said Tuesday.


2016 President Campaign Hopeful Ted Cruz (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.


Jupiter and its moons (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

NASA: Solar System’s Biggest Moon May Have More Water Than All Of Earth

The largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday.


Ceres, as photographed by the Dawn craft back on March 1. (Credit: NASA)

NASA’s Dawn Craft Enters Ceres Orbit

A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration.


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Celebrities Tweet About The Passing Of Leonard Nimoy

Celebrities took to Twitter upon hearing the news of actor-director Leonard Nimoy’s passing today at the age of 83. Their tweets sum up sentiments expressed by the public at large. Here are a few that […]

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Flying Into A Storm To Figure Out The Drought

It’s the calm before the storm. But as we prepare for more of pounding rain, scientists are revving up their engines at Sacramento’s McClellan Park to fly directly into the thick of it.


The trail of the craft was visible in the Sacramento area. (Credit: CBS13)

NASA Launches Earth-Observing Satellite, Trail Seen Across Region

A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts.


Roy Fulmer (Credit: CBS13)

Placerville Teen Youngest To Race In 25 Hours Of Thunderhill

He doesn’t even have a driver’s license, but one local teen is about to race with some well-known legends. The young Placerville teen will hit speeds of up to 130 mph at one of the biggest races in Northern California.


The Philae Lander just after separation from Rosetta. (Credit: European Space Agency)

Probe Lands On Comet For First Time In History

The Philae Lander has landed on comet 67P, marking the first time in history a probe has landed on a comet.