Young galaxy's halo reveals clues to evolution and growth of ancient galaxies Young galaxy's halo reveals clues to evolution and growth of ancient galaxies
Lunar meteorite suggests there could be water on the moon Lunar meteorite suggests there could be water on the moon
Spitzer telescope has been in space 15 years Spitzer telescope has been in space 15 years
Spitzer telescope images supernova remnant Spitzer telescope images supernova remnant
Telescope gives glimpse of Milky Way's center Telescope gives glimpse of Milky Way's center
Astronomers capture ghostly particle in Antarctic ice sheet Astronomers capture ghostly particle in Antarctic ice sheet
The Eta Carinae gas cloud may be the source of cosmic rays The Eta Carinae gas cloud may be the source of cosmic rays
Two solar eclipses to occur this summer Two solar eclipses to occur this summer
Asteroid Phaethon less reflective than previously thought Asteroid Phaethon less reflective than previously thought
Supermassive black hole found in small, distant galaxy Supermassive black hole found in small, distant galaxy
Water on ultrahot Jupiters may experience cycles of death and rebirth Water on ultrahot Jupiters may experience cycles of death and rebirth
A galactic collision influenced  history of the Milky Way A galactic collision influenced history of the Milky Way
Astronaut Chris Hadfield claims we could have reached Mars decades ago Astronaut Chris Hadfield claims we could have reached Mars decades ago
Chandra telescope measures X-ray environment in Alpha Centauri system Chandra telescope measures X-ray environment in Alpha Centauri system
Astronomers discover helium in exoplanet atmosphere for first time ever Astronomers discover helium in exoplanet atmosphere for first time ever
Scientists recreate gravity of Mars in Earth's sky Scientists recreate gravity of Mars in Earth's sky
Alien atmospheres could help in our understanding of exoplanets Alien atmospheres could help in our understanding of exoplanets
Dark Spots observed in Venus’ atmosphere may be signs of life Dark Spots observed in Venus' atmosphere may be signs of life
The rocky composition of Oumuamua is throwing a wrench in what scientists know about planet formation The rocky composition of Oumuamua is throwing a wrench in what scientists know about planet formation
Artificial meteor showers will soon be for sale Artificial meteor showers will soon be for sale
'Humanity Star' will plunge to Earth sooner than expected 'Humanity Star' will plunge to Earth sooner than expected
15 new exoplanets discovered orbiting red dwarf stars 15 new exoplanets discovered orbiting red dwarf stars
Astronomers detect signal from the early universe Astronomers detect signal from the early universe
Amateur astronomer discovers exocomets in Kepler data Amateur astronomer discovers exocomets in Kepler data
Movement of sediment on ancient Mars may not have required water Movement of sediment on ancient Mars may not have required water
Titanium dioxide, ingredient in sunscreen, falls as snow on hot exoplanet Titanium dioxide, ingredient in sunscreen, falls as snow on hot exoplanet
New technology enables closer observation of exoplanets New technology enables closer observation of exoplanets
Ancient Mars could have been cold and still had flowing liquid water Ancient Mars could have been cold and still had flowing liquid water
Scientists detect gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars Scientists detect gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
Astronomers discover extremely luminous nova
First nova ever found in Small Magellanic Cloud is studied in multiple wavelengths.
Auroras at Jupiter's poles act independently
Researchers take advantage of rare opportunity to observe polar regions through Juno mission and space telescopes.
Astronomers discover new details of 'monster' star-forming galaxies
A new study sheds light on the structure of the "monster galaxy" COSMOS-AzTEC-1.
University reports that celebrity astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss grabbed breast
Celebrity astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss is in trouble following a sexual harassment incident.
Rogue planet discovered beyond our solar system
A new study examines a strange rogue planet beyond the Milky Way.
Most asteroids come from a few ancient planetesimals
Eighty-five percent of inner main belt asteroids come from five or six ancient objects.
Grant will fund new super-sensitive antenna at Arecibo
Antenna will increase capabilities of powerful radio telescope by 500 percent.
Hypersaline lakes could help search for extraterrestrial life
There are roughly 400 known subglacial lakes around the world.
Scientists conduct experiments to explain the origins of our Universe
Experiments searching for a solution to one of physics' biggest mysteries have delivered their first rounds of results.
Stargazers should mark their calendars for upcoming meteor shower
The 2018 Perseids meteor shower will be the best astronomical show in years.
STEVEs are not auroras after all, study reports
New research into Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancements show that they are not auroras
Opaque universe gives insight into galaxy formation
A new study sheds light on both the cosmic web, as well as what the universe was like when the first galaxies formed.
Pieces of 'fireball' meteorite found in Botswana
Researchers have successfully tracked down pieces of the small meteorite that recently exploded above Africa.
Ancient moon life is a possibility, study says
A new study suggests the Earth's moon could have been habitable 3.5 to 3.8 billion years ago.
Andromeda might have cannibalized our sister galaxy
Scientists believe that Andromeda cannibalized the Milky Way's sister galaxy about 32 million years ago.
Astronomers capture first-ever image of planet birth
Researchers captured the first image of a newborn plant in formation.
Asteroid mining is the next big thing
Asteroid mining is a lucrative venture
NASA spacecraft to probe interior of Mars
In addition to collecting data on quakes, the lander will look at heat flow from the Martian interior and probe the way the planet wobbles.
Medieval astronomy records could help in search for Planet Nine
Scientists believe medieval records could be the key to uncovering Planet Nine.
Galaxy collision gives glimpse into infant universe
Astronomers have witnessed the birth of a galaxy cluster for the first time in history.
New star map gives insight into Milky Way
A brand new star map compiled by the Gaia project will help create the most accurate 3D map of the Milky Way galaxy to date.
Planets can influence the habitability of neighboring worlds
Astronomers have found that large worlds can severely affect the habitability of neighboring planets.
Astronomers continue to probe the Alpha Centauri system for signs of habitable planets
Observations of Alpha Centauri have yet to yield planetary results.
Answers to the question of extraterrestrial life may be closer than we imagine
Advances in technology are bringing us to the cusp of alien civilization discovery.
ESA tests giant parachute for upcoming ExoMars mission
The ESA is testing their giant parachute in preparation of the 2021 ExoMars mission.
British-led space junk mission using RemoveDEBRIS satellite set for launch
A British-led space junk mission using the RemoveDEBRIS satellite is set to launch on April 2.
Scientific debate ensues over new data revealing the first stars in the Universe
News about the first stars in the universe reveal a young cosmos colder than expected.
Astronauts manage stress to a superhuman degree
Astronauts have the ability to deal with massive amounts of stress, including spacewalks that often leave them bleeding.
Scientists are baffled by discovery of NGC1052-DF2—a galaxy seemingly devoid of dark matter
Astronomers discover a galaxy with virtually no dark matter.
After the Big Bang, could our Universe have become a black hole?
The structure of our Universe could have been vastly different plus, or minus, a proton.
Ancient star grazed our solar system 700,000 years ago
A study shows that a red dwarf passed by our solar system 700,000 years ago.
MIT researchers think black holes release jet streams after absorbing stars
A new study suggests that black holes release jet streams after they absorb stars.
Scientists design 'conceptual spacecraft' for potential asteroid strike
Scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have designed a "conceptual spacecraft" in case the asteroid Bennu hits the Earth in the year 2135.
Underground anomaly may be weakening Earth's magnetic field
Scientists believe a deposit underneath Africa may cause Earth's poles to flip.
Turbulent gas may be responsible for Milky Way's low star production
A new study may help astronomers understand why the Milky Way has such low star production.
High-pressure air may cause meteors to explode in Earth's atmosphere
Researchers have figured out why space rocks burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
Strange exoplanet defies common expectations
Astronomers have discovered a "hot Jupiter" that defies all expectations about such planets.
Debris disks of comets are coming together to form exoplanets
Planets are forming from multiple sites instead of growing from just one site.
Drawing reveals white solar flare observed in 1886
Nature of teen's observation wasn't recognized until now.