Skip navigation

Month in Space: July 2013

  Savor the beauties of a dying star, our lively planet and other cosmic highlights from July 2013.

'Water-Trapped' Worlds: Life Around a Cool Star

A new study takes a deeper look into the fate of life-permitting water on Earth-like planets around red dwarf stars, the most common stars in the universe. Full story

Full Recovery Unlikely for NASA's Kepler Planet-Hunting Spacecraft

NASA's Kepler spacecraft probably won't bounce back completely from the malfunction that stalled its planet-hunting efforts two months ago, mission officials say. Full story

Sponsored Links

Articles

NASA tries to save planet-hunting telescope

Lonely Planet says it is revamping operations

Strange Blue World: Alien Planet's True Color Revealed, a First

Moon Has Close Encounters with Planets, Star This Month: How to See It

Astronomers find blue planet outside solar system

Earth's 6-Year Twitch Changes Day Length

Next Mars mission should search for past microbial life: science panel

Mercury's Volcanic Facelift Belies Planet's True Age

Meteor Shower and Dancing Planets to Grace July Night Sky

'Mini-Neptune' Alien Planets in Star Cluster Surprise Scientists

Video

  Planets align in rare triangular formation

Venus, Jupiter and Mercury were all visible in a near-perfect triangle Monday evening after sunset. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  View stunning changes to the Earth’s landscape

Google and Time magazine have stitched together satellite images collected by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, showcasing developments in our planet’s landscape via time-lapse. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports.

  NASA asks for funding to hunt asteroids

The space agency says it needs more money to protect the planet by identifying near-Earth objects that could pose a threat. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

  Planet is warmer than it’s been in 4,000 years

With recent reports about the spike in carbon emissions last year and news this week that the planet is now warmer than it's been in 4000 years, Chris Hayes notes that people across the political spectrum are noticing that climate change is here and real.

  President Obama’s promise to save the planet

The Nation’s Ari Berman, NBC latino contributor Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education’s Mike Weilbacher, and the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education’s Peggy Shepard talk about the largest contemporary dangers facing our planet and the ethical issues o

advertisement | ad info

Related Photos

  Month in Space: June 2013

Feast your eyes on a beautiful dying star, pictures from China's latest space shot, and other cosmic highlights from June 2013.

A naked cyclist shows graffiti on his back that reads "Look after the planet, ride a bike" during the World Naked Bike Ride in Mexico City
A naked cyclist shows graffiti on his back that reads "Look after the planet, ride a bike" during the World Naked Bike Ride in Mexico City

A naked cyclist shows graffiti on his back that reads "Look after the planet, ride a bike" during the World Naked Bike Ride in Mexico City June 8, 2013. The ride aimed to promote a body-positive culture and encourage cycling as a greener mode of transportation. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags:

Three bright planets form a triangle in the western evening twilight sky Saturday May 26, 2013. The planets Jupiter, left, Venus, lower right and Mercury are shown over Stedman, N.C. at 9:18 PM EDT. The grouping continues during the coming days with Jupiter appearing to pass very close to Venus Moin

REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT
REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT

ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT TRANSMITTED BY 0600 GMT ON MAY 27, 2013NYK04A triple conjunction of the planets Venus, Jupiter and Mercury is seen in the sky over the Statue of Liberty in New York REUTERS/Gary HershornREUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST