Nova: Wednesdays at 9pm on WGBH 2
The rolling NASA laboratory called Curiosity kicked off what's expected to be a two-year mission on the Red Planet with a tricky automated landing in a Martian crater.
Black holes grow by eating space dust and gas — and the material swallowed up emits high-energy X-rays. Later this week, NASA's newest space telescope will start searching the universe for signs of these mealtimes in hopes of unlocking some of the secrets of black holes.
Wednesday, 9pm on WGBH 2
Wednesday, 10pm on WGBH 2
Less than 250 years ago, the brightest minds of the Enlightenment were stumped over how far the Earth is from the sun. The transits of the 1760s helped answer that question, providing a virtual yardstick for the universe.
NASA may have retired its shuttles, but it has its sights on sending astronauts deeper into space than ever before. The agency wants to set foot on asteroids, but the first step is a soggy one.
Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror film fans descend on Davis Square in Somerville for an annual film fest.
Nova: The Fabric Of The Cosmos
Watch Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9p.m. on WGBH 2
NASA's Kepler mission has found a new solar system where a Saturn-like planet spins around twin stars 200 light-years away from us. It's the first direct observation of such an arrangement, and astronomists say they're not sure why the planet is there.
The last NASA space shuttle mission into space has ended. Atlantis and its four crew members arrived at the Kennedy Space Center just before 6 a.m. ET.
As Atlantis takes the NASA program's final flight, many are looking back at the 30 years as a golden chapter in human exploration.
Maria Hinojosa: One-On-One
Airs Saturday, April 16, at 6pm on WGBH 2/HD.
“This is our generation’s Sputnik moment,” President Obama said during last night’s State of the Union address. He was referring to the need to spur innovation and stay competitive in a rapidly-changing world. The World’s Jeb Sharp tells us what Sputnik was and whether the analogy makes sense for today’s challenges.