Telecom startup LightSquared is asking for an investigation of a possible conflict of interest by a member of an advisory board that has already warned against its technology because of interference with the global positioning system.
NASA is questioning whether James Lovell, an Apollo 13 commander, has the right to sell a 70-page checklist that contains his handwritten calculations that were vital in guiding the damaged spacecraft back to Earth.
The Quadrantids meteor shower won't be the only chance sky gazers get to view meteor showers in 2012. Below is a schedule of dates of expected peak meteor showers from NASA.
There are countless celestial bodies deep inside of Cosmos, which stimulate our imagination. Here are two images released by NASA, which reflect the fight between the Good and Evil in space - and they are both watching us from far, far away.
The first Quadrantid meteor shower of the year will peak in the early hours on Wednesday. Observers can expect to see between 60 and 200 meteors an hour. The Marashall Space Flight Center has set up a live feed of the sky over its station at Hunstville, Ala, which can be seen late tonight on the video below.
Humanity survived the hype and dread of the Judgment Day of 1844, the deadly Halley's Comet which almost hit the planet in 1910 with its toxic tail, and the cataclysmic digital failure popularly known as Y2K in 2000. However, for some mysterious reasons, people seem to crave for fresh doomsday predictions as the older episodes and dates are forgotten.
2012's first meteor shower promises to be quite brilliant because the moon will not be up to outshine the event. The Quadrantid meteor shower will peak Jan. 4, and unlike the Geminid shower in December 2011, it won't be hard to see because of a waning moon that gives off too much light interference.
Two robotic probes began orbiting the moon Sunday in preparation for an unprecedented mission to map the lunar interior.
Two robotic NASA probes are due to arrive at the moon this weekend to resolve a long-standing mystery of what is inside Earth's natural satellite and how it got there.
Around this time of year, wanderlust travelers raise a Champagne glass and spin the globe in search of the next great destination for the coming year. What will be the top destinations in 2012? Have a look:
iPhone Dev-team member MuscleNerd congratulated rival Chronic Dev team member pod2g for being the first to release an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 (non-A5 devices).
NASA released the image of a Christmas wreath shaped nebula, and the infrared light given off is even the right color of green with nearby stars looking like silver bell decorations.
NASA has released an image of how a nebula, which is 1,000 light-years away, is celebrating Christmas.
The mystery of the Namibian space ball has been solved before the end of 2011, but the answer, sadly, does not lie in UFOs and alien life. Instead, the extraterrestrial object is almost certainly a hydrazine bladder tank... a mystery solved not by NASA, but by a commenter on Gawker. Details and photos here.
A Russian Soyuz capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Friday with a trio of astronauts, bringing the orbital outpost back to full staffing after a failed cargo ship launch in August disrupted flight schedules.
Here's a surprising 'free gift' from the sky above, ahead of Christmas - Comet Lovejoy was unexpectedly spotted falling into the horizon vertically. NASA Commander Dan Burbank, who was photographing lightning storm over the Pacific Ocean had captured this surprising and fantastic scene at the International Space Station on Wednesday.