Stories about Cosmos

June 3, 2019

One Cool Thing: Must-See Stargazing in June

Make sure you pencil in some stargazing into your summer plans as this time of year brings some incredible celestial events. The new moon is tonight which means the sky is extra dark to find June’s constellations, and later this week don’t miss the...

May 24, 2019

One Cool Thing: US Gets 3 New Dark Sky Parks

Dark sky parks are areas where the night sky is protected from artificial light pollution. They’re stunning spots to star gaze and luckily for folks living in the United States we just got 3 new parks! The International Dark-Sky Association recently designated...

May 9, 2019

Astronomers hope to get an even more detailed look at black holes

Scientists just recently managed to take the first image of a black hole and already are gearing up to get more images with sharper resolution. The hope is to be able to test Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity and in order to achieve this, researchers are...

April 23, 2019

One Cool Thing: How We See Earth From Space #PictureEarth

As we celebrate Earth Week, there is no better way to remember why we work so hard to conserve it, than to gaze down at our home from above.  NASA collected and published this week a video compilation of the best satellite images and data visualizations they captured...

April 17, 2019

Astronaut Christina Koch aims for record-setting 328 days in space

NASA announced on Tuesday that astronaut Christina Koch will have her mission on the International Space Station extended and will likely break the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman (currently, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson holds that record with 288 days)....

April 9, 2019

One cool thing: what does a black hole look like?

People have speculated as to what black holes looks like since the 1700s and this week we may finally get an accurate depiction. As the New York Times explained, astronomers who have created a global network of radio telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope are...

April 3, 2019

One cool thing: cherry blossoms as seen from outer space

It’s Peak Bloom of the cherry blossom trees here in DC and while we’ll bring you more photos throughout the week we wanted to share this one which is out of this world! As the Washington Post reported, “Maxar Technologies, a company that captures...

March 20, 2019

One cool thing: vernal equinox from space

Yesterday was the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and also the vernal equinox. This image from the Meteosat-9 satellite shows Earth from space on the equinox. As the New York Times explained, the spring equinox is a point in Earth’s orbit where the sun...

February 25, 2019

Japanese spacecraft lands on distant asteroid

Last Friday, the Hayabusa2–a Japanese spacecraft–landed on a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth. As AP reported Hayabusa2 extended a pipe and shot a pinball-like...